Mt Torbreck – Rubicon Trail
At an elevation 1,516 m, Mt Torbreck, is the highest mountain in the western part of the Great Dividing Range. It is located about 15 km south of Eildon township.
We will be overnighting at Kendalls Campground (no fee) in the Rubicon Valley, which is located to the west of Mt Torbreck.
Itinerary and Walk Descriptions
Distance: 22 km
Saturday 10 February: Meet in the town of Taggerty on the way to the campground. Set up tents at Kendalls Campground. Drive to start of walk near Mt Torbreck. Hike through forests to base of mountain and then enjoy the climb up Mt Torbreck. Distance: 7 km (approx. 4 hours).
Sunday 11 February: After breakfast, pack tents and gear, then drive short distance to start of walk. Walk along Rubicon River, ascending to the location of an old sawmill. Return along a track that follows an historic aqueduct, with a steep descent to the Rubicon Power Station. Distance: 15 km (5-6 hours).
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.
Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.
Booking is required for this walk. Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do this walk.
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What to Bring
• All the equipment, clothing, food and water you will need for the walks and overnight stays (refer Trip details above).
• To help manage the Covid risk, the following may be useful: Hand Sanitiser, Face Mask(s), RAT test(s).
Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details, or discuss with the leader. If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.
Safety and Ambulance Insurance
We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. If conditions are hazardous, the walk may be cancelled. If any doubts at all, check your emails the night before and the morning of the event. For more details refer to: Joining a walk and your safety
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February 10, 2024 10:00 am
February 11, 2024 4:00 pm