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Experienced

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.

  • 3.1/5 rating (24 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard Experienced
  • 8 km
  • 6 hrs

Aberfeldy River

Baw Baw National Park

This off-track walk offers a sense of remoteness near the historic gold mining town of Walhalla, exploring the Aberfeldy River from Barnes Lookout.

  • 5.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 15 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Boots Gully & Charlesford Mine

Hepburn Regional Park

This walk encompasses several of the smaller goldfields of the Daylesford area. A natural spring, Hendersons, in Boots Gully and a derelict mid-twentieth century slate mine are visited on the walk. 

  • 3.1/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Day Backpack
  • Hard
  • 22 km
  • 9 hours

Dibbins Hut Circuit

Alpine National Park

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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Backpack Accommodated walks
  • Medium
  • 96km
  • 8 days

Great Ocean Walk

Great Otway National Park

The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria's spectacular west coast, stretches 96 kms from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles.

  • 3.5/5 rating (31 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 21 km
  • 8 hours

Mount Feathertop

Alpine National Park

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.

  • 2.8/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Backpack
  • Experienced
  • 18 km
  • 2 days

Mt Cole Overnight Walk

Mt Cole State Forest

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.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 14.5 km
  • 5.0 hrs

Mt Hope

Wombat State Forest

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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 11 km
  • 5 hrs

NBW Hut

Baw Baw National Park

While this walk is to a seldom visited hut on the Baw Baw plateau, this route passes a number of the iconic points of interest to be found on the eastern end of the plateau.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10 km
  • 5 hours

Neds Gully – Chapel Hill – Cooks Mill - Neds Gully

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.

  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 24 km
  • 9 - 10 hours

Pyrenees Walking Trail

Pyrenees State Forest

The Pyrenees Walking Trail is also known as the Pyrenees Endurance Walk.  A long, strenuous walk through a pleasant variety of timbered forests, traversing the Pyrenees Range from west to east.

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 14.1 km
  • 6.0 hrs

Tarilta Creek, Six Chimneys and a Ruin

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

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.

  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 13 km
  • 6 hrs

Tullicoutty Glen

Baw Baw National Park

Starting from the Mt St Gwinear car park you travel through snow gums, summit Mt St Gwinear, visit the nearby Tullicoutty Glen, Thomson's Run, and Mt St Phillack before returning to the car park.

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