High Country Hiking Tours

1915 Mount Buller Road, Merrijig, Victoria, 3723MAP

  • Extended
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Full Day
  • Half Day or Less

High Country Hiking Tours love the Victorian High Country and want to share it with you, which is why they have put together number of hiking tours that cater for different levels of fitness, experience and adventure needs, to provide anyone with an opportunity to hike this magnificent area rich in fresh air, with an inspiring guide, passionate about the High Country.

You do not have to be a hardcore bushwalker to join the hikes and you do not need to purchase expensive hiking equipment. Everything is included except your clothes, boots, personal items and food.

High Country Hiking Tours offer one day and multi day tours to destinations such as Craig’s Hut, Eagle Peaks, Crosscut Saw and many more. Group sizes are small to offer you a more personalised experience.

If you are not afraid to don a backpack and leave the comfort of shops, civilization and your couch behind, join a hike which will take you to some amazing places and show you what the Victorian High Country has to offer.

Breathe in the High Country, exhale the experience.

  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Adventure

Mt Timbertop is located in the Victorian High Country on the way from Mansfield to Mt Buller. Its flat top is unmistakable and easily visible from Mt Buller Road. Mt Timbertop provides tranquillity just a short distance from a major road and unforgettable views.

This track is suitable for anybody who wants to stand on the summit of Mt Timbertop. It is a continuous uphill climb, but it is not a steep ascent. The track is well maintained and the rock scramble at the top is nothing to worry about, it only adds to the adventure. If you walk regularly or keep little bit active, you will manage this hike well and enjoy every moment of it.

After you have been to the top of Mt Timbertop, you will never again have to wonder what it’s like up on the summit when you’re driving past, because you have experienced the stunning views this mountain offers.

Enjoy one day of guided walking along a well defined track. Watch out for wildlife such as wombats, wallabies and parrots. You can also spot small lizards along the way and enjoy colourful array of flowers during the warmer months.

  • Carpark
  • Hiking
  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Stirling Experience is a fantastic overnight hike for families with children nine years and older. It is a great introduction for children to overnight hiking and a wonderful opportunity to spend quality family time in the beautiful Victorian High Country.

Enjoy two days of guided hiking around Mt Stirling Alpine Resort under a canopy of towering Alpine Ash in the lower parts of the mountain and beautiful Snow Gums on the higher sections of the mountain. Enjoy the wildflowers that line the path, keep an eye out for animals such as wallabies, deer and lyre birds and various parrots such as Cockatoos, Rosellas and Galahs. Look out for bugs and beetles and butterflies and just simply enjoy your surroundings. At the end of the day, from the summit of Mt Stirling, watch the sun set beyond the horizon.

You do not need to go out purchasing expensive hiking equipment, they will provide everything, but your personal items and food. It is a fully supported hike where you will get the experience of carrying an overnight pack, but all bulky items and additional water will be dropped off at the campsite for you.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Eagle Peaks are located in the Victorian High Country just out of Howqua Hills Historic Area. It is a peaceful place to walk to away from the often busy camping areas of Sheepyard Flat with amazing views of Mt Buller’s Southern slopes and surrounding peaks.

The track to Eagle Peaks offers a variety of easy and challenging sections where the last steep ascent will get your heart racing. But, with only a day pack, anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will be able to complete this track and have lot of fun doing it. You will not rush. You will take the time to enjoy your surroundings and take plenty of photos, so you will regularly get a chance to catch your breath. The views from the higher part of this track are absolutely amazing. You really need to see it to believe it.

Enjoy one day of guided walking through the Alpine National Park. Watch out for wildlife such as wombats and wallabies and hear the Kookaburras laugh as they follow you up the track.

  • Carpark
  • Walk
  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Explore Mt Buller’s West Ridge with its rugged terrain provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. This side of Mt Buller is very different to the better known North and South sides with its ski runs and mountain bike trails. This is a remote part of the mountain with very different hiking experience.

The West Ridge is a challenging track and requires a good level of fitness, however you do not need to be an experienced hiker to joins this tour. It is uphill most of the way with some very steep climbs and rocky sections to tackle. These sections definitely add to the adventure and make this hike even more exciting. After completing the West Ridge, you will never look at Mt Buller in the same way.

If you do plenty of walking and keep your fitness at a good level, you will most definitely enjoy taking on the West Ridge.

  • Carpark
  • Walk
  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Mt Stirling and Mt Buller are popular winter holiday destinations for many Victorians, but they are also great to visit any other time of the year.

This three day hike has it all. Number of river crossings over log bridges where you can spot trout jumping out of the water, some steep ascents and descents through beautiful cool forests of the Alpine National Park rewarded by stunning views from Mt Stirling and Mt Buller summits.

The scenery is ever changing with lush ferns edging the Delatite River and tall Alpine Ash forests to twisted Snow Gums and treeless mountain tops. Look out for wildlife such as wallabies, wombats, deer and many beautiful birds.

With a long and challenging first day and the second day not far behind the first, your fitness level will definitely be tested, so you want to make sure that you are well prepared to make the most of this experience.

One night in a tent and one night in a lodge, this hike gives an opportunity to ruff it out first and enjoy a comfy bed and a shower on night two.

  • Carpark
  • Walk
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • High

Craig’s Hut was a movie set built especially for the film The Man from Snowy River in 1982 and was named after the family that lived there. The hut standing today is the fourth version. Version three burnt down by wild fire on 11 December 2006 and the hut was again rebuilt in 2007.

Two days of guided walking around Mt Stirling with stunning views of Mt Buller and surrounding peaks. Watch the vegetation change from tall Alpine Ash to beautiful Snow Gums and keep an eye out for deer, wallabies and lyre birds, and various parrots like Cockatoos, Rosellas and Galahs. The sunrise and sunset at Craig’s Hut are the perfect opportunity to put your camera to work and capture the beauty of this area.

Not a difficult track, but the steady ascent of Mt Stirling and short, steep sections to and from Craig’s Hut will get your heart rate up. You need to be reasonably fit to enjoy this hike carrying an overnight backpack. But, the experience of arriving at Craig’s Hut under your own steam with your accommodation in the backpack you are carrying is something really special.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Walk
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Eagle Peaks are located in the Victorian High Country just out of Howqua Hills Historic Area. It is a peaceful place to walk to away from the busy camping areas of Sheepyard Flat with amazing views of Mt Buller’s Southern slopes and surrounding peaks.

Eagle Peaks is a challenging track with a continues uphill climb on the first day. The first part of the track is very steep, but then it eases off a bit. The second day is up and down short steep sections with bit of rock scrambling.

You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to complete this hike carrying an overnight backpack. However, completing this track is extremely rewarding. The views and the remoteness of the area are something to be appreciated.

Enjoy two days of guided walking through the Alpine National Park. Watch out for wildlife such as wombats and wallabies and hear the Kookaburras laugh as they follow you up the track.

The number of tours to Eagle Peaks are restricted to two per season with a maximum group of six including the guide. Therefore, it is important to book early to secure a place on one of the Eagle Peaks tours.

  • Carpark
  • Walk
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • High

Nestled amongst the mountains on the banks of the Howqua River, Ritchie’s Hut is located at Fourteen Mile Creek and was built in late 1947 as a fishing hut. It burnt down in January 2007 in bushfires and was rebuilt in May 2009.

Enjoy two days of guided walking along the Howqua River in the beautiful Victorian High Country where the smell of eucalyptus and earth is so strong, it takes over your senses.

Whether you are a day hiker wanting to try multi day hiking or you have never hiked before, this track is for you. It is an easy undulating walk high up on the banks of the Howqua River. A creek crossing just before you reach the hut is easy to cross stepping on rocks or if you would like to wet your feet, wading through the water. The next day, you will follow the same track back.

This hike does not require a great deal of fitness, as long as you are prepared to carry an overnight backpack, you will have no problem completing this hike with a smile on your face.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Walk
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

The track winds along a creek surrounded by lush ferns and a beautiful forest of tall trees with pretty bridges over creek crossings. The water in the creek is crystal clear and at times you can spot fish swimming, enjoying the quiet waters. There are beautiful wildflowers and interesting fungi to look out for, plus birds, bugs, lizards, butterflies and many other living creatures that keep popping up along the way. The highlight of this hike is a beautiful gem hidden deep in the lush forest, the Plain Creek Falls.

This trail is slightly undulating with some steeper ascents and descents, but only very short sections that any person of any fitness level can easily tackle. It is a great hike for families with children from about eight years old, however if your child is younger and you believe they can walk the distance, we are happy to have them along. There is a nice break at the waterfalls, so it breaks up the hike and gives their little legs a rest.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Enjoy a guided walk along nice trails that wind through the beautiful Mt Stirling Alpine Resort.
During late spring, summer and autumn, these trails are great for hiking and in winter they transform into snow covered cross country ski trails.

On this hike, you will make a slow ascent to the Razorback Hut, which was, until recent times, still used by local mountain cattlemen. Nowadays, it is a popular destination for hikers, horse riders, four-wheel drivers and cross country skiers. You will get to explore this beautiful hut at your leisure before ambling back towards Telephone Box Junction passing a pretty billabong, perfect for practising your landscape photography and along a trail surrounded by towering Alpine Ash and lush ferns.

This hike is suitable for families with children, recommended from nine years and up. Bring some of their favourite snacks to charge them up during the hike. It is not a difficult hike, but too long for children younger than nine years.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Craig’s Hut is a must to see for anyone visiting the Victorian High Country.

This tour starts at Telephone Box Junction at Mt Stirling. From there you will be transported in one of High Country Hiking Tours’ vehicles to the start of a walking track that winds its way through a beautiful forest of towering Alpine Ash towards the iconic Craig’s Hut. Once out of the forest, breathtaking views across the Victorian High Country will start opening up in front of you. Have your camera ready to start capturing the beauty that surrounds you.

At Craig’s Hut, you will have time to explore and discovery the hut and its surroundings at your own leisure. On your return journey you will retrace your steps along a section of the walking track before being picked up by our Base Camp Manager and transported back to Telephone Box Junction via Howqua Gap, completing the full Circuit Road circle.

This hike is suitable for families with children age six and above. Child safety seats (please bring your own if your child requires one).

Note: The drive is on an unsealed road and a short part is on a four-wheel drive track.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

The Crosscut Saw is located in the Victorian High Country and stands out amongst other peaks due to its serrated ridge. This track offers steep climbs and rock scrambles, incredible views, river crossings, high country huts and much more.

This hike is an amazing experience. It is tough, challenging, gorgeous, rewarding and it is fun. It is about new experience, new challenges, it is about testing yourself physically and mentally. This track will give you all of that and more. The experience you will take away from this hike will stay with you forever. This is Victorian High Country at its best, with endless views and the most incredible sunrises and sunsets you will ever see.

This is not an easy track and every day has its challenges, but it is rewarding in many ways and you need to experience it yourself to appreciate it. Living out of your backpack for five days, tackling rock scrambles and steep ascents and descents is not an easy task, but anyone who wants this amazing experience can do it.

So, do not hesitate and book today to secure a place. Get fit, get ready and come on a hiking adventure.

  • Carpark
  • Walk
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • High