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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 2015/2016 Green Season

2015/2016 FREE Guided Bushwalking Flyer

Sunday 1st November 2015 (Melbourne Cup Weekend) Bushwalking Season Opening

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

Sunday 27th December 2015 (New Years Break)

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

Sunday 3rd January 2016 (Summer Holidays)

  • 9.30am – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

Sunday 24th January 2016 (Australia Day Weekend)

  • 9.30am – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

Saturday 13th March 2016 (Labour Day Weekend)

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

Sunday 27th March 2016 (Easter Holidays)

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

Sunday 24th April 2016 (ANZAC Weekend)

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

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