Around 17kms north of Tolmie, the Mansfield – Whitfield Road, is the turnoff to Powers Lookout Reserve. The reserve is 3kms down a well-maintained gravel road. Bushranger, Harry Power, was an Irish convict sent to Tasmania in 1840 for stealing a pair of shoes. Known as the gentleman bushranger, he would sometimes take nothing during a robbery if he felt the victims couldn’t afford it and was said to be courteous to the women he held up. After being in prison a few times, and escaping, would camp near this lookout and watch for police from two vantage points that visitors can access today. Below the lookout, in the valley, was the homestead of Ned Kelly’s Grandparents. Ned Kelly is said to have joined Harry on hold ups and was taught bushranging skills from him. Here there are spectacular views over the upper King Valley and the alps. One lookout is at the carpark, while two short walks take you to the other lookout and down to a waterhole Harry Power used to access water from until he was captured in 1870. The King Valley can be accessed by continuing along the Mansfield – Whitfield Road for another 20kms.