Photos And Information About Mount Fatigue in Victoria
How To Get To Mount Fatigue – Mount Fatigue is listed as 583 meters above sea level and can be most easily accessed from Foster, Welshpool or Toora and the signs are clear from the intersection closest to the Mount Best Hall. From here, most of the road is well gravelled but drivers need to be cautious and drive slowly, especially in wet or foggy conditions.
History Of Mount Fatigue – According to the plaque on top of the mountain erected by the Polish Community in 1997, Mount Fatigue was named in 1842 by Captain John Lord Stokes RN of HMS Beagle, to commemorate the pioneering and difficult exploration of Gippsland, by Sir Paul Edmund D. Strzelecki in 1840.
What Can Be Found At Mount Fatigue – The drive up the mountain is approx. 17 kilometers through farmland, steeper hillsides, tree ferns, native shrubs, tall eucalypts and Blackwoods. From the scenic lookout on top of the mountain you get a lovely view of the surrounding typically Australian countryside right across to the Toora Wond Farms, Corner Inlet to the peaks at Wilsons Prom National Park. Aim to pick a clearer day as cloud cover and fig can be quite thick and visibility reduced.
The mountain road is mostly used as access to the communication towers. It isn’t the most attractive or well maintained mountain to visit but is still worth a day trip to enjoy a picnic on the sheltered picnic table. No toilet facilities.
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