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“Bushranger overview”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Powers Lookout

Powers Lookout
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2-Day High Country Farm Stay Including Canberra Tour from Melbourne or Sydney
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Whitfield
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Owner description: This scenic reserve provides views of the Upper King Valley and the Alpine National Park. It is believed the lookout was once a vantage point for bushranger Harry Power to view approaching troopers during his period of notoriety in the north-east. Power's Lookout Reserve has a fireplace & barbecues, picnic tables and a picnic shelter and toilets. BYO drinking water.
Mansfield, Australia
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bushranger overview”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Fantastic views over the King Valley, good information board and both lookouts well worth visiting - different perspective from each.
The path to the lookout on the left hand side of the carpark has steep steps but is well worth it.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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196 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Don't trust iphone maps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Found this lookout after our iphone map was sending us in the direction of the road seen at the base of this lookout. Great views of the King Valley, and Glenmore Springs Property where we stayed in a converted Tobacco Kiln. Travelled across on the C521, very windy and harpin bends - if you want a more pleasant trip go the Wangaratta and then across to Whitfield.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great views off the beaten track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

fantastic place to enjoy some peace & tranquility, very quiet place to look out over the valley. Easy & enjoyable drive from Mansfield up to the lookout, we then went onto the king valley to sample some wines & local produce. lovely part of Victoria

Visited March 2013
Thank ChocolateSales
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Canberra, Australia
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202 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Worth the drive over a few kilometers of dirt road.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The view is spectacular and we were treated to a command performance by a local lyrebird with everything from car alarms, kookaburras, parrots and truck engines superbly produced.

Visited March 2013
Thank Patrick_Keogh
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Wirral UK
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753 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
“Worth the effort to get here.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

It is a bit of a trek, but the road is tarmac, with the last 3km to the viewing point being gravel. On the C521 from Mansfield to Wangaratta. Well signed. We hardly saw a car in either direction for hours. The C521 has many hairpin bends. Make sure you have sufficinet fuel and water.

Lovely views across the King Valley from the high vantage point. There is information there - the lookout is named after Harrty Power. He was a bushwacker, who teamed up with Ned Kelly. Harry was betrayed for money and captured here while he slept.

there is a picnic area and toilets.

Visited January 2013
Thank NeilandBarbara
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