Cache #: 8
Location: Mansfield-Woods Point Road
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Roadside Parking
A geocache hidden above the Howqua Valley and Howqua River near Jamieson in an area known for is spectacular view.
Howqua Lookout is located at Howqua in the Mansfield Shire and overlooks the beautiful Howqua valley, river and Lake Eildon. It is 73 km from Eildon, 15.5 km from Jamieson and 21 km from Mansfield on the Mansfield- Woods Point Road.
The Howqua River is a tributary to the Goulbourn River located at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range. The headwaters of the Howqua River are found near Mount Howitt, on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The Howqua River runs past the base of Mount Buller, which is one of Victoria's premier Alpine Snow Resorts with over 7,000 beds, cinema, gym and indoor sporting facilities. During the warmer months it is a preferred location for those active in mountain biking. In the shadow of Mount Buller on the Howqua River is the Howqua Hills Historic Area managed by Parks Victoria. This location includes Sheepyard Flat camping area and Fry's Flat, which includes a High Country Cattleman's Hut known as Fry's Hut. The Howqua River meets Lake Eildon National Park just below this small, highly prized vantage point.
Lake Eildon GeoTour:
Australia's first GeoTour is held in one of Australia's most feature rich locations. Lake Eildon, located in the state of Victoria, is known for its fishing, water based activities and beautiful bushland surroundings and natural features. It's also known for its arts, crafts, eateries and townships.
The Lake Eildon GeoTour is designed to be completed over a number of days with several areas selected for their excellent food and places to stop and rest. Please see our GeoTour Companion (download below) for full details on distances and expected travel times.
The GeoTour includes five different types of geocaches and ends with a puzzle that is solved by gathering information while finding the other caches. These questions can be found on the on the passport (download below) and the final cache page.
Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport
Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion
Lake Eildon GeoTour Website