This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.
Changes to the Packhorse Track
Many bushwalkers will have walked the delightful Packhorse Track that winds up through the forest from Howmans Gap to Falls Creek. There have been some changes to the track recently as part of Falls Creek's summer strategy. Read more
Grampians Peak Trail
Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway. Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video
Deer Hunting on Snake Island
The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
Experienced: Walks of 12 – 20km in length typically involving walking on and off tracks through undulating terrain with sustained climbs and descents. May involve consistently difficult terrain, longer distances and/or require special knowledge and skills e.g. snow camping, rock scrambling, survival techniques, remote first-aid and navigation. 6 to 10 hours walking time.
The walk grades on the where2walk directory are provided as a guide only. A range of individual factors can affect the actual grade such as size and mix of party, individual fitness and experience levels, weather conditions.
This is a hard, long walk beginning high up with good views and descending to the Cobungra River and Dibbins Hut, which is set in a beautiful flat by the river. The return route goes past the Red Robin Mine. Involves a 650m height gain (and descent). Alternatively complete the walk as a 2 day backpack (Medium to Hard depending on fitness). It is essential that you check the Parks Victoria website prior to visiting this area.
This is one of the best alpine walks in Victoria with fantastic views over the Alpine National Park. 150m climb en-route plus 200m climb to summit. The Mt Hotham area was affected by bushfires in February 2013 and it is essential that you visit the Parks Victoria website prior to visiting the area.
Traversing North to South through Mt. Cole State Forest and Mt. Buangor State Park, walkers will have the opportunity to visit Mt. Cole Reservoir, climb the highest peak on the plateau Mt. Buangor (990m), marvel at Mugwamp hut and relax at Fern Tree Waterfalls. A hard 2 day walk.
The walk covers an area rich in wildflowers (springtime), as well as forest timber. Old gold prospecting activity is in evidence in the area. The walk is significantly off-track over some steep hills and 4WD tracks. The final part of the walk along the early stages of the Werribee River is very picturesque.
The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. This walk (in an area of the park unjustifiably overlooked) has magnificent views and includes a good climb, scrambling and finishes off walking next to a picturesque mountain stream.
This walk includes a creek gorge and relics of the gold mining days. It is through dry open forest with some rocky sections and numerous dry creek crossings. Approximately 40% of the route is off-track in open forest with the remainder on the Great Dividing Trail and vehicle tracks.