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Cobungra Ditch Walking Track, Mt Hotham
Alpine National Park

2.6/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Walk Length: 12.5 km or 18km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours or 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium Hard
  • Walk Style: One way or Circuit
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Cobungra Ditch Walking Track, Mt Hotham

Walk Summary

Walk Category: Day

Getting There: Car

Nearest Town:  Mt Hotham, Bright

Walk Area: North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  381km (via Bright) or 463km (via Omeo)

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Varies by provider and location

Walk Details Collated:  2012

Walk Details Provided By:  Mt Hotham Resort & CAEX Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

Getting to Mt Hotham:

Option 1:  Follow the Hume Freeway north past Benalla, turning off onto the B500 exit to 'Beechworth/Bright'.  Follow signs to Bright and continue through Bright To Harrietville and eventually Mt Hotham on the Great Alpine Road.

Option 2:  Follow the M1/CityLink/Monash Freeway east towards Gippsland and continue on this road to Bairnsdale.  In Bairnsdale follow signs to Omeo or Great Alpine Road which will take you north to Mt Hotham.

Getting to start of walk from Mt Hotham village:

Walk or drive to the Davenport Access Track.  This is at the Dinner Plain end of Mt Hotham opposite the Tanderra Ski Club Lodge and is well signposted.  There is space for a number of vehicles to park here.  If only going one way then you need to arrange to be picked up at the end of the walk or leave a car at the end of the walk prior to setting off.

The walk ends at Brandy Creek Fire Trail where it meets the Great Alpine Road.  This is on the left at the end of a long straight stretch of road approx 6km from Hotham and 5.5km before Dinner Plain (when driving from Hotham).  There are parking and picnic facilities located here.

Further Information

The bushwalking season for Mt Hotham is from November Cup Weekend to April (and perhaps to mid May depending on weather conditions).  For the remainder of the year the tracks may be covered by snow and the conditions are generally not be suitable for bushwalking.

Mt Hotham Resort: Resort information, events and accommodation

Parks VictoriaAlpine National Park website.  Look for Park Note called 'Alpine NP - walks around walks around Feathertop, Hotham and Dinner Plain'.

Bureau of Meteorology:  Mt Hotham 7 day forecast

Mobile phone coverage information  

Alpine Shire Visitor Information

Vicmap: Index to Hard Copy topographic maps; Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Maps: VicMap 1:50,000 Bogong Alpine Area & Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide, Spatial Vision Innovations, 2nd editon 2011

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