This is Mountain Creek, at Mountain Creek camping site, Bogong area of the Alpine National Park, northeast Victoria, Australia. This is the starting point for a classic walk which takes you up the Staircase Spur to the roof of Victoria – the top of Mt Bogong (1986m).
This is one of my favourite places – I’ve been coming here for years. The thing about the Kiewa valley, where this is located, is the ways its reinvented itself with a thriving economy now based on recreation (walking, mountain-biking and skiing) and locally grown produce. It’s a living example of the ways conservation, national parks and LoST ideas can contribute to local economies, mosaics of land-uses and community resilience.