This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.
Grampians Peak Trail
Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway. Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video
A journey to discover why and how this water race was constructed in 1883-84. This is not just an ordinary water race, this was an engineering wonder that had to be surveyed and cut through one of the harshest and rugged landscapes in Australia. There are a number of information boards along the walk. Involves a descent at the beginning and a steady ascent at the end with walk along the ditch being mostly level with good views of the mountains.
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.
This walk involves a steep climb to the Monda Rd and Mt St Leonard, and a steep descent down a fire track back to the start of the walk. Good views from fire tower on Mt St Leonard. Not for the faint hearted.
This walk is the beginning of the Bicentennial National Trail which ends in Cooktown 5,300 km away. It involves a 900m climb from Donnelly's Weir to the top of Mt St Leonard, and hopefully a good view. The return is by the same route.
The walk to Eagle Point is gently undulating, and clearly sign-posted. It has some good viewing points of the Buffalo Plateau - in particular from Eagle Point. It passes through snow-gum and alpine ash forests, rocky areas and snow-grass plains. Total climb of 200m.
The Grand Strzelecki covers in excess of 100km of walking and hiking tracks stretching from Morwell National Park to Tarra-Bulga National Park and Balook in a 3 or 4 day hike. Divided into segments, the GST can also be walked in shorter sections, ideal for 1 or 2 day hikes.
Starting from Bogong High Plains Tourist Road follow Heathy Spur footpath up a gentle ascent through varied vegetation with lovely flowers until it joins the main Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Follow the AAWT until the turnoff to the cairn at the summit of Mt Nelse. Great views.
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.
A circular walk through beautiful and diverse forest starting on a 4WD track followed by an ascent up a very overgrown walking track then on undulating walking tracks with a moderate climb through snow gum forest. An easy descent on ski trails completes the circuit. Total climbing about 450m. As at August 2012 the Upper Taggerty Road (Track) was closed. It is strongly recommended that prospective walkers check the Parks Victoria website and/or contact the local ranger for current information before visiting this park.
This easy walk is a good introduction to the apline area and high plains. The walk is on fire trails and beside one of the aqueducts that feed water into Rocky Valley Dam. Excellent views, interesting vegetation and flowers in spring and early summer.