Hobbit Land

Hobbit-Land

Distance:  13 Km   |  Duration:  6 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Return

Best Season:  Summer, Autumn

About the Walk

Overview

This walk is called Hobbit Land as this was the name given to this small and unique parcel of land on the Baw Baw Plateau that escaped the bush fires of 1939 that burnt most of the vegetation on the plateau at that time. This is a walk into an area whose existence is known to only a few and requires some off track hiking.

The Walk in Detail

Important Note

This walk involves off-track walking in an alpine environment and should therefore only be attempted by parties experienced in the use of map and compass, and equipped with a topographic map covering the walk. The provided walk map is unsuitable for navigation purposes.

This walk is called Hobbit Land as this was the name given to this small and unique parcel of land on the Baw Baw Plateau that escaped the bush fires of 1939 that burnt most of the vegetation on the plateau at that time. This is a walk into an area whose existence is known to only a few and requires some off track hiking.

From the Mt Erica car park walk north on the Australian Alps Walking Track, stopping briefly at Mushroom Rocks. Then continue along through some forests of Beech before they give way to Snow Gums. Walk over Mt Erica and down to the Talbot Hut site. After a short stop continue along the Australian Alps Walking Track, passing over Talbot Peak and down through a saddle.  At this stage leave the Australian Alps Walking Track and walk off track up a spur for 300 metres, then descend into a gully to reach Hobbit Land. 

Enjoy the wonderful surrounds of this untouched wilderness, then retrace your steps back to the Mt Erica car park.

This walk is in Alpine country where the weather can change suddenly. Walkers should carry clothing and equipment for all weather conditions.

Getting There

From Moe, 130 km East of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. Take the Moe-Walhalla Road C466, to Erica, then on a further 9kms (approx) on the Thompson Valley Road to the Mt Erica turn off on your left. Follow this to the car park at the end of the road. The walk starts here.

 

 

Walk Precautions

This is an alpine area. Snow and cold weather can occur at any time of year.

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