The Twins - Bushwalking Victoria


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The Twins Alpine National Park

3.9/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Length: 6km or 10km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return, Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Bright or Mt Hotham

Walk Area:  North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  371 km

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

Walk Details Collated:  October 2006

Walk Details Provided ByBenalla Bushwalking Club, Border Bushwalking Club, Warby Range Bushwalkers & Wangaratta Out and About

Walk Description

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.

Walk Map

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Getting There

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.

Further Information

Map:  Dargo Plains – Cobungra 8323-N, 1:50 000

Parks Victoria:  Alpine National Park

Mobile phone coverage information

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

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