Walking Since 1939

Mt Buller Accommodated Weekend

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Distance: 33-36km

Trip Description

Surrounded by many National and State Parks, scenic reserves, historic areas and heritage rivers, the Mansfield Mt Buller region is a playground for outdoor adventurers.
Many parks and reserves are criss-crossed by mining tracks and designated bike trails. For those who like a bit of history with their outdoor activities, sign-posted historic areas mark significant places like Power’s Lookout, where Harry Powers watched the road below for troopers, or Stringybark Creek Camping Reserve, famous for the Kelly Gang gunfight.
The biggest park in Victoria, the Alpine National Park is also one of Australia’s finest preserved landscapes. The park offers ever-changing scenery, a wide range of alpine sub-climates and plenty of opportunity for bushwalking!

Hikes:

The hike leader is Craig B.
This trip is graded as Medium. Most people with an average level of fitness will be able to do this. However, please be honest with yourself about your ability – it’s a hiking trip. You need to be able to keep up, so you cannot be particularly unfit or a very slow walker.
Trip leaders may decline a booking if they are not confident that you have the requisite fitness.
We aim to commence each day’s hikes at 8.00 am. Punctuality is appreciated and expected. We will not wait for late comers.

Saturday: Mt Buller via Kingsporn Bridle Track, 16.7 km (7 hours). (From our friends at trailhiking.com.au)

The Mt Buller via Kingsporn Bridle Track is a good introductory hike to Victoria’s Alpine Area and represents one of the less intense approaches to the summit of Mount Buller.
The hike commences from a carpark on Loch Street near the Toll Gate to the Mount Buller Alpine Resort, opposite the Mirimbah Picnic Ground. Locate the Kingsporn Bridle Track to the east and commence the gradual ascent along the norther side of the steep Mirimbah spur.
After approximately 4km you will arrive at Thank Christ Corner’ on McLaughlan Shoulder Spur. You should be able to locate a track running south on the eastern side of the spur as well as one ascending the spur itself. Remain on the low track and follow it across several gullies onto Burnt Hut Spur. Ascend this spur towards tie microwave tower then pass to the east of the Buller reservoir.
From this point, locate the start of the Summit Nature Walk and follow it west towards the prominent summit of Mount Buller. Ascend the trail to the summit.
After taking some time to appreciate the rewarding views, retrace your steps approximately 100m and locate a trail on your left which follows the ridge line of McLaughlan Shoulder. Descend along the steep ridge for approximately 2km to a trail junction. Here you will find that the spur splits to the north east and north west along the high point of Mirimbah Spur. Ignore the trail to your left and head right (north east) for 900m down the spur to Thank Christ Corner.
Turn west when you reach the Kingsporn Bridle Track and retrace your earlier steps back to your vehicle.

Sunday: Mt Stirling Loop, 16 km loop, 6-7 hours, Medium (From Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country)
A popular long walk in the area is the Mt Stirling Summit Loop, which meanders through different vegetation zones along cross country ski trails. The route features interpretative signage that offers fascinating insights in the history of Mt Stirling plus interesting about the local plants and animals. Along the way, you’ll pass a number of huts and refuge shelters and experience classic alpine views from the summit.

BONUS WALK: Craig’s Hut, 3.4 km return, 1.5 hours, Easy-Medium (From Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country)
Craig’s Hut is one of the most recognisable in the High Country. Located on Clear Hills track near Mt Stirling, it offers breathtaking views of the Alps and is the leading contender for the photographed landmark in the region. Originally purpose-built as a replica in 1981 for The Man From Snowy Riverfilm, the hut has since become an iconic representation of Australian’s pioneer heritage.

Accommodation
SkiLib Ski Lodge:   We have booked some standard rooms with various configurations of 2-4 people in each. Cost is $108 per person per weekend.  There’s a self-catering kitchen and communal areas.
You will need to bring your own linen (top & bottom sheets, pillowcase and towel – or you can hire these for $15 per person), personal toiletries, food and beverages, suitable clothing.

Note that, while the Buller village has a supermarket and some shops, you will be hard pressed to arrange your breakfasts and lunches up there; please bring them with you.

We will organise a group dinner on the Saturday night at one of the local pubs.

Cost, Booking and Payment

The cost of the trip is the accommodation cost of $108 per person plus the booking fee ($10 for non-members, free for members) plus $15 if you wish to hire linen:

MEMBERS $108              (bring own linen)
NON-MEMBERS $118    (bring own linen)
MEMBERS + hire linen $123
NON-MEMBERS + hire linen $133

Booking is  required for this walk.  The Leader will confirm your acceptance onto the walk, or not, via email.  Payment in full is required once the leader accepts you onto the walk.   Payment details are provided on your acceptance pending payment email.    Once your payment has been confirmed by the Leader (please allow a few days for this) you will receive a confirmation email.

Age Limit
This event is aimed at adults, both in terms of the hikes selected and the dinner and drinks venues. Over 18s only please.

If you are paying via EFT use Trip Code: 070220 {Include this + your name as payment description/reference. For a branch deposit, put the trip code in the Six Digit Aux Serial No.}

Transport

Mt Buller is a good 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne via either the Hume or Maroondah Highways. Transport will be via car-pooling. If you require a lift, we will do our best to match you with a driver. Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

What to bring for each day’s hike:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

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Activity Date(s)

Start:

February 7, 2020 8:00 pm

End:

February 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Information

Type:

Accommodated

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Doug M

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Booking Request

Details Fee Select
The Member - bring own linen ($108.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. Available (log In)
Non-member - bring own linenshow details + $118.00 (AUD)  
The Member - hire linen ($123.00 (AUD)) is available to members only. Available (log In)
Non-member - hire linenshow details + $133.00 (AUD)  

One Reply to “Mt Buller Accommodated Weekend”

Kathryn Maree Ward:

I would very much appreciate a lift please with someone. I live in Hawthorn