DropTableAdventures - Climbing Mt Torbreck - the forgotten Alpine Resort (+ visiting the Avro Anson memorial)


Season Identifier S06E03
Original Filename torbreck.mov
Date Filmed 2022-04-02
Date Uploaded 2022-05-16 11:36:23 UTC
Date Released 2022-05-18 07:55:34 UTC
Location(s) Mt Torbreck, VIC
Notable Equipment LanchonLH HG-UV98
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8
Software Used Final Cut Pro, mTracker 3D, mCallout
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Another mountain, another video, this one having some interesting history. Shame it was so cloudy.



In this video, we head out to climb Mt Torbreck, a 1516m high mountain 150km north-east of Melbourne near the Cathedral Ranges. Many years ago, it was gazetted to become an alpine resort but for whatever reason, no company ever applied to lease it and unlike others such as Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain or Falls Creek, one was never built here.

It’s not for lack of mountain either, it’s 34m higher than Lake Mountain, and just over 250m higher than Mt Donna Buang - which gives many people some fun in the snow for free.

All it ever got was a picnic table, and it was removed from the gazetted list, to later be designated a Scenic and Natural Features Reserve - not quite a state park, and not a national park either.

Then we go and visit the Avro Anson memorial - the site of a plane crash during World War II, the path to which was since lost to the forest, but comparatively recently cleared and reopened.

After that we check out Snobs Creek Falls on the way out - an unassuming staircase from the road but a very spectacular waterfall when you head down to it.