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Summer Bushwalking Program

This year’s theme for the Summer Bushwalking Season is Gold Graves & Perilous Journeys.

 

The gold rush era of Victoria saw Mt Hotham’s first European ‘Bushwalkers’ crossing the Great dividing range between the Gipplsand and Ovens Valley goldfields. With the subsequent discovery of payable gold around Hotham from the early 1860s, rough paths were blazed into well-defined tracks. Learn how this golden era eventually lead to the formation of the Mt Hotham Ski Resort and discover the stories of the individuals who shaped the mountain as we know it today.

Mt Hotham Resort Management’s Walking Track Manager & Cultural Heritage Officer, Andrew Swift, will be your guide and before your very eyes bring this history back to life.

Scheduled Free Guided Bushwalking Tour Program 2014/2015 Green Season

Sunday 2nd November 2014 (Melbourne Cup Weekend) Bushwalking Season Opening

  • 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek
  • 1pm – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

Sunday 28th December 2014 (New Years Break)

  • 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

Sunday 4th January 2015 (Summer Holidays)

  • 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

Sunday 25th January 2015 (Australia Day Weekend)

  • 9.30am – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

Saturday 7th March 2015 (Labour Day Weekend)

  • 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

Sunday 5th April 2015 (Easter Holidays)

  • 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek
  • 1pm – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

(No Anzac Weekend tour)

On reaching the start of The Huts Walk on Cherokee Spur, walkers are invited to return with the guide via the same route (a further 3.2km), or continue independently along The Huts Walk or the Cobungra Ditch Walking Track. (if continuing on their own walkers are advised to make their own arrangements to be picked up at either ends of the tracks that they will be undertaking).

 

GUIDED WALKING TOURS

Meet at The General Store, Great Alpine Road, Mt Hotham (opposite Police Station)

Duration approximately 3 hours

No bookings required

(Tours may be cancelled on the day due to poor weather)

Please be prepared with: wind & waterproof jackets, warm clothing - hat, gloves, sunglasses, strong footwear, food and water, first aid kit and sunscreen.

A reasonable level of fitness and some bushwalking experience are required.

 

Track Notes and Maps

 

PDFSummer Bushwalking Program (1552 KB)