The road to Mount Useful, pure adventure
Mount Useful is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.436m (4,711ft) above the sea level, located in the Gippsland region, in Victoria, Australia.
Located within the Mount Useful Natural Features and Scenic Reserve, the road to the summit is unpaved. A fire lookout tower and a communications tower are located on the summit, which affords incredible views to as far as Bairnsdale and Lake King, 100 km away.
The road is narrow, with a few steep sections. Starting from Springs Road, the ascent is 750 m long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 40 meters. The average gradient is 5.33%. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.
Pic: Tanya C