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Join us over Summer for our FREE guided Bushwalking Tour series that will take you to some of Hotham's beautiful trails, tracks and huts created during the gold rush era of the 1860s.

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 Alpine 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 bring history back to life before your eyes.

Scheduled bushwalks 2014/2015 season:

 

  • Sunday 28th December 2014 (New Years Break)
    9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

  • Sunday 4th January 2015 (Summer Holidays)
    9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

  • Sunday 25th January 2015 (Australia Day Weekend)
    9.30am – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

  • Saturday 7th March 2015 (Labour Day Weekend)
    9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

  • Sunday 5th April 2015 (Easter Holidays)
    9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek
    1pm – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township

 

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).

Join the 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.

See the Summer Bushwalking Program PDF

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