The Bruntons Bridge which is listed on Victoria’s Heritage Register was originally constructed in 1886. It was used to bring supplies to Walhalla by horse and bullock drawn wagons. The bridge was originally 211 feet long and 21 feet wide and made of iron and timber. Due to bush fires there is no longer any timber on the bridge. The walkway was constructed in 2009.
The bridge goes over the Thomson River and is surrounded by scenic bushland. From the bridge you get a gorgeous view of the Thomson River. The air here was crisp and fresh when we visited. We enjoyed walking over the bridge which is for foot traffic only.
Below the bridge is a popular spot for 4WD enthusiasts to be adventurous and cross through the Thomson River below. As we have a camper van we were unable to be as adventurous as some and cross the river in this manner. But for those with a 4WD it would be lots of fun.
The area is also popular for canoeists to explore the Thomson River Canoe Trail. It is a truly beautiful spot to put your canoe/kayak in and take in the serenity along the Thomson River.
Looking for a free camping ground nearby?
Bruntons Bridge Campground
There is a free campground right next to the Bruntons Bridge where you get a lovely view of the bridge. When we were here the campground was being rejuvenated. It definitely looked like it would be a beautiful place to camp once its completed.
We stayed at the nearby Coopers Creek Campground. The campground consists of two campgrounds. The campgrounds are suitable for tents, camper vans and caravans. The campground is walking distance to the Thomson River where again 4WD enthusiasts have fun crossing through the river.
We stayed in Walhalla for the weekend. The area is great for 4WD enthusiasts and trail bike enthusiasts. With a canoe trail nearby it’s also a popular spot for those wanting to explore the area on the river. As we have a camper van we were unable to explore the tracks and rivers that these adventurers love to explore!!
Whilst in the area it is worthwhile checking out the below attractions. The only attraction we opted not to experience on this weekend getaway was the Walhalla Gold Mining Tour, hence there is no link for this. For the other attractions please click on the links to read up on our experiences.
Bruntons Bridge Location
- Approximately 190km, 2hrs 30 mins east from Melbourne CBD
- Bruntons Bridge Road, Walhalla