No bushwalking experience required. Formed track with some obstacles, short steep hills and occasional steps. Sign posted.
Start the walks from the Big Hill Mountain Bike Park, off the Bogong High Plains Road on the right side, heading towards Falls Creek. Walk uphill along the Aqueduct Track behind the large holiday apartments, follow the signposted track for 1km to a swing bridge over the West Kiewa River. To get to the adit/shaft and the canyon, plus get great views of the Gorge, cross over the swing bridge and walk uphill, you will come across a swimming hole and another 100m up the river. The adit was dug in the 1950’s to help with the construction of the Kiewa Scheme.
During summer, when the rocks are dry in the riverbed, it is possible to walk, wade and swim upstream for 400 metres to an impressive canyon. Please be aware, at any time there may be unannounced increases in water flows/levels in the Mount Beauty Gorge as it is part of the working Snowy Mountain power system. It is not advisable to wade into the river if you are not a strong swimmer or if the rocks are wet and slippery.