Federation Walk - 28 & 29 October


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 ...

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Mt Loch and Spargo Hut
Alpine National Park

2.8/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Walk Length: 7 km or 12.5 km
  • Walk duration: 2.5 hours or 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short, Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Mt Hotham or Bright

Walk Area:  North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  379 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but patchy and coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2006

Walk Details Provided By: Benalla Bushwalking Club, Border Bushwalking Club, Wangaratta Out and About & Warby Range Bushwalkers

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Getting There

Drive to Bright via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Bright.  Continue on the Great Alpine Road via Harrietville and stop just one kilometre short of the Mount Hotham Village. Park at Mount Loch car park.

Further Information

Recommended Map: VicMap Maps: Feathertop 8324-3-2; scale 1:25 000 or Bogong Alpine Area 1:50 000

Parks Victoria:  Alpine National Park

Parks Victoria Park Note - Walks around Feathertop

There are seasonal road closures in the Alpine National Park.  Please check Parks Victoria website for latest information.

Mobile phone coverage information

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