RE­FORM HILL WALK

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From Falls Creek: via Great Alpine Road 90km – 1hr37min or via Kiewa Val­ley High­way 94km – 1hr28min From Mt Hotham: 86km – 1hr26min

Look­ing to do a bit of ex­plor­ing to break up the drive home? If you’re go­ing through Myrtle­ford or re­turn­ing your gear to Ray’s Ski Shop, head to Jones Park and make your way up Re­form Hill. Re­form Hill takes its name from a rich gold bear­ing quartz reef dis­cov­ered in 1854. There are three dif­fer­ent tracks around the hill with no walk re­quir­ing any bush­walk­ing ex­pe­ri­ence or tak­ing more than an hour to com­plete. The look­out at the top pro­vides vis­i­tors with views of the Ovens Val­ley, Mt Buf­falo and the Vic­to­rian Alps. Some of the mon­u­ments along the way in­clude the Hume and Hovell Mon­u­ment which was erected in 1924 to cel­e­brate 100 years of ex­plo­ration, the Re­form Mine main shaft and ven­ti­la­tion shaft and town’s old wa­ter stor­age basin. Hops, vine­yards and the many farms of the val­ley can also be seen.

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