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Hard walks are 12 – 20km in length and typically involve walking on and off tracks through undulating terrain with sustained climbs and descents.  May involve rough terrain, thick scrub and/or rock scrambling.  Typically 20km would take 6 to 8 hours (walking time).  Applies to walks with a shorter distance but with difficult terrain or long walks which are less difficult.

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.

  • 3.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Mollison's Galleries

Mount Buffalo National Park

At 18 km the walk to Mollison's Galleries is one of the longest on the Buffalo Plateau, but it is well worth doing. Mollison's Galleries are actually a series of huge boulders that overlook the Buffalo Valley and Lake Buffalo a long way below. The walk involves a 300m climb (and descent).

  • 1.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 12 km
  • 7 hours

Mt Blackwood – Long Point

Lerderderg State Park

Get views of the surrounding area from near Mt Blackwood and then walk down
into the Lerderderg Gorge near the Lerderderg Weir.

  • 3.1/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 21 km
  • 8 hours

Mt Hotham Huts Walk

Alpine National Park

The Huts Walk links three of Hotham's significant historic huts, each which represent an important role which led to the development of Hotham Alpine Resort. These iconic huts include Spargo's (gold mining), Derrick Hut (ski touring), and Silver Brumby Hut (representative of cattle grazing and as used in the film Silver Brumby). Walk involves some steep climbs and descents.  

  • 3.3/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Mt Jim

Alpine National Park

This walk takes you over Mt Jim to Ryders Yards and back to the car via a waterfall.  Involves a 250m height gain.

  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 15 km
  • 5 - 6 hours

Mt Martha - Safety Beach

This walk provides excellent coastal coastal views, boardwalks, marshlands, a Wildlife reserve and a Flora reserve.  Car shuffle required.

  • 3.4/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Day Backpack
  • Hard
  • 16 km
  • 6 hours

Mt McLeod

Mount Buffalo National Park

This is a fairly long walk to Mt McLeod, which is on the remote northern end of the Buffalo Plateau overlooking the Ovens Valley. Involves a 300m climb.

  • 3.6/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 16 km
  • 6 hrs

Mt St Gwinear to Mt Erica Car Park

Baw Baw National Park

The walk is gently uphill from the Mt St Gwinear car park, along parts of the Alpine Walking Track to Mt Erica and on to the Mt Erica Car Park. The track passes through a variety of eucalypt forest.

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • 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.

  • 4.4/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 8 km
  • 6 hours

Neds Gully – North Cathedral - Cathedral Peak – Neds Gully

The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A long gradual climb from Neds Gully up to the top where we clamber over the large boulders along the spectacular ridge walk from peak to peak and return down to Neds Gully again.

  • 3.4/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 10 - 12 km
  • 6 - 7 hours

Pennyroyal Falls Circuit

Great Otway National Park

Starting from the Mt Sabine Rd, at Norman Track, this walk follows 4WD tracks, then walking tracks and pads to Pennyroyal Creek, then upstream along the creek to Pennyroyal falls, returning via a rough walking track to Dunse Track and hence to the start point. An optional side trip to Wymbooliel falls, adds about 2km to the walk.

  • 3.7/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 15 km
  • 4-5 hours

Rosebud - Coastal Trail - Arthurs Seat - Rosebud

Arthurs Seat State Park

Walk along the Coastal Bay trail and bay beaches with views of Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait & the Southern Peninsula, the native bush of Arthurs Seat, beautiful Seawinds Gardens and some suburban road walking. Involves a very steep climb from Cook Street to Seawinds.

  • 3.4/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 5 hours

The Big Walk

Mount Buffalo National Park

An excellent walk from the bottom to the top of Mt Buffalo or vice-versa. This description is for walking up.  Involves a 1040m climb (or descent).



  • 3.0/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 15.5 km
  • 6 hours

The Scenic Rim

Lerderderg State Park

A classic, challenging and scenic walk in the southern part of the Lerderderg Gorge. The walk takes in the Lerderderg River and steep spur tracks with spectacular views of the river and the gorge.

  • 2.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 10 km
  • 8 hrs

Walhalla to Thomson Station via Weeping Rocks

Walhalla Historic Area

A predominately off-track walk in the Walhalla Historic Area south of the railway line.

  • 4.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium Hard
  • 10.5 km
  • 5 hours

Whiskey Creek Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

An interesting, challenging and varied walk into Lerderderg Gorge. The walk takes in the Lerderderg River, beautiful and steep spur tracks with spectacular views of the river and the gorge.

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