Set in a secluded valley on the Howqua River it was once busy with gold miners. River flats are surrounded by hills with Manna Gums and Narrow‐Leaved Peppermints. Howqua Hills Historic Area is approximately one-hour drive from Mansfield and is a popular spot for picnics, horse riding, bushwalking, fishing and four-wheel driving. Start your visit to the park at the information shelter at Sheepyard Flat North, which gives fascinating information about the area.
Camping along the Howqua River is one of the best ways to enjoy this historic area and out door adventure activities.
Enjoy the Howqua Hills Historic Walk an easy four kilometre return walk following the Howqua River from Sheepyard Flat to Fry’s Flat. Other walks in the area include the High and Low Tracks along the Howqua, Lickhole Creek, Eagles Peaks and the Bluff walk.
Howqua Hills Historic Area is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Taungurung Peoples.
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Before your visit, please check the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website for updated changes of conditions and familiarise yourself with important bushfire safety information to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. For information about fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au