• Length: 8.8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Thomson River Bridge

  • End: Thomson River Bridge

  • Location: Walhalla Historic Area

  • Closest Town: Walhalla

  • Distance from CBD: 180km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.958229

  • Longitude: 146.419895

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Poverty Point Bridge is a 8.8km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Walhalla Historic Area, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Walhalla Tramway Bridge (also known as the 'Old Steel Bridge' or 'Poverty Point Bridge') is now fully restored and is open for visitors to enjoy the great walks from either Walhalla or Thomson River stations. Follow the Thomson River upstream on one side and return on the other. Look for remains of the old tramways and dry stone walling that once supported the timber tramway from Walhalla.

Getting there

Walhalla is 184km east of Melbourne. Access is via Princes Freeway (M1) to Moe, north through Erica (C466), turn east to Rawson then left to Walhalla (C461). The walk commences at the Thomson River Bridge, 4km from Walhalla.

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Total distance: 8854 m
Max elevation: 353 m
Min elevation: 226 m
Total climbing: 254 m
Total descent: -248 m
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