Distance: Km | Duration: Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: TBA | Map
Best Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring
About the Walk
This is an excellent walk near Mt St Bernard which is about 10 km on the Bright side of Mt Hotham. The views from the top are spectacular. Total height gain of 400m. 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.
The Walk in Detail
The Mt Hotham area was affected by bushfires in February 2013 and this area of the Alpine National Park was closed as at 15 February 2013. It is essential that you check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information and details on park and track closures prior to visiting this area.
The walk begins at the junction of the Dargo Rd with the Mt Hotham Road. A 4WD track is followed past the rope tow used by Wangaratta Ski Club, which has a lodge nearby. After about 2km, you leave the 4WD track to climb on the Alpine Walking Track.
The climb is very steep, but as it is less than 300m rise, it can be taken quite slowly. Towards the top the trees disappear altogether. After reaching the first peak it is a relatively flat walk to the main peak with the trig beacon on it. From here there are completely unobstructed views in every direction.
The return path can be via the same route or it is possible to use the track to the north and make a loop to join the original track.
Drive to Bright via the Hume hiwghway, Wangarattta, Myrtleford. Contine on the Great Alpine Road towards Mt Hotham and stop at the Dargo High Plains Rd turn-off.
One very steep climb of 300m (height gain)