Walking Since 1939

Mt Feathertop via The Razorback Pack Carry


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

Distance:  Day One: 14km; Day Two: 9km


YHA Bushwalking will head out across The Razorback this Autumn for a unique trip to Mt Feathertop regarded as one of the best peaks in the Australian Alps. This is one of Victoria’s iconic walks and along the way you will be rewarded with sweeping scenic views as far as the eye can see.


The trip is unique as we will utilise a local tour operator that will take us to the walk start and collect us at the end of our weekend journey. This will save valuable time in avoiding a car shuffle and enable vehicles to be left in a safe location overnight in Bright.


Friday 16th April:   Travel to Beechworth for first night’s stay in accommodation.

Due to the distance from Melbourne you will need to be able to travel on the Friday to historic Beechworth staying in the Old Priory for our overnight accommodation with optional dinner. As there is plenty to see and do in Beechworth a good idea would be to take the day off for those that can.


Saturday 17th April:  Day One:

Early drive from Beechworth for our transfer from Bright to walk start. Then walk the Razorback to Federation Hut and ascent of Mt Feathertop 14km


Sunday 18th April: Day Two:

Federation Hut to Harrietville via Bungalow Spur Trail 9km. Then transfer back to Bright for our drive home.


As the walk is in an exposed alpine area above the tree line you will need to have good quality clothing and equipment that will enable you to handle sudden changes in the weather.


The walk is for regular walkers with good fitness as there are plenty of big hills and not suitable for beginners or people who have not walked with the club before.


Should you Participate?

We need to follow all state government guidelines regarding COVID-19, hence if you are required to be in quarantine or isolation, live in a restricted postcode (if and when designated by state government) or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including the following, you should NOT be doing this walk:

  • Loss or change in sense of smell or taste
  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.

If you or anyone in your household feels sick in any way, please cancel. If you become unwell during the walk please notify your Leader immediately.

If you are in a high risk category, including being elderly or having a pre-existing medical condition, you should consider carefully whether you participate as the Club will accept no liability if you choose to participate.

Refer also to the Victoria state government Coronavirus page


Social Distancing and Good Hygiene

Before, during and after the walk, please practice social distancing and good hygiene to minimise the risk of infection:

• Carry a mask and wear it when required by the state government.

• Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other walkers.
• Do not share food / water / equipment, or shake hands.
• Use tissues and do not dispose of these in the bush. Carry a plastic bag for disposing of tissues.
• Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
• Wash hands or use sanitiser after contact with shared surfaces, e.g. gates, fences, benches, petrol pumps.

If you are not able to practice good hygiene your Leader will ask you to leave the walk.



Transport to and from the walk location is by car.

Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations.

Drivers can choose whether they wish to take passengers or not. To maintain physical distancing, it is recommended you take no more than 1 passenger, unless you are taking family members or persons from your household.

For drivers who agree to accept a passenger, the Victorian State Government guidelines during Victoria’s CovidSafe Summer restrictions are:

You can have passengers in your car. Where possible:

  • your passenger should sit in the back seat in order to maintain physical distancing 
  • all passengers should wear a fitted face mask in the car unless you have a lawful exemption
  • increase ventilation in the vehicle by opening windows wherever possible. Avoid having air-conditioning on recirculate
  • high touch surfaces in the vehicle should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.


Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash (or organise with your driver beforehand for electronic transfer) for this purpose.



Booking is required for this walk. You need to submit a Booking Request (see below). The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide further details as required.

Trip Fees:
Members: $105.00 (Booking Fee: Nil; Friday Accommodation: $70; Tour Transfer: $35)

Non-members: $115.00 (Booking Fee: $10; Friday Accommodation: $70; Tour Transfer: $35)


All trip fees must be prepaid. Payment by Paypal or card is the quickest method, but if you choose to pay by EFT please follow the instruction to email the Treasurer with your payment details.


If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.

If you have made your payment but need to cancel, we will only provide you with a refund if we can find a replacement for you. However, if you need to cancel because you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, then we will provide you with a full refund (even if a replacement can’t be found).


What to bring

• Hand Sanitiser
• Face Mask
• All the gear and food you will need for the pack-carry.

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


Still have questions?

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

Activity Date(s)


April 16, 2021 9:00 pm


April 18, 2021 4:00 am







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