High Country Hiking Tours

1915 Mount Buller Road Merrijig 3723 MAP

The team at High Country Hiking Tours have a great passion for the outdoors and have been hiking the Victorian High Country for over two decades. There are many places to explore, many tracks to hike along, breathtaking views and endless photo opportunities.

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

You don’t have to be a hardcore bushwalker and you don’t need specialised equipment or experience to join one of their hiking tours. If you enjoy walking, nature and breathing fresh high country air, their inspiring guide will take you to places where crystal clear waters flow from the mountains, wildflowers cover the hillsides and wildlife is abundant. To places with the most amazing sunsets you’ll ever see and sunrises that take your breath away.

On some of the hikes, you will carry a day pack and on some, you will be required to carry an overnight backpack.

High Country Hiking Tours supply all the hiking equipment and keep their group sizes down to small numbers to offer you a more personalised experience.

On their hikes, you will get to breathe in the High Country, exhale the experience.

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Timbertop Summit Loop

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 and breathtaking views just a short distance from a major road..

It’s the perfect half a day guided hike along a well defined track that can be enjoyed either in the morning or in the afternoon. 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
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

An Evening At Craig's

High Country Hiking Tours and BullerRoo have partnered up to offer you ‘An Evening At Craig’s – a gourmet dinner experience’.

Enjoy two nights accommodation, a scenic drive, a guided hike and gourmet dinner.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or quality time with family and friends, An Evening At Craig’s is sure to satisfy your appetite for a high country experience.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Eagle Peaks One Day Wonder

Eagle Peaks are located in the Victorian High Country just out of Howqua Hills Historic Area. It’s 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.

Enjoy one day of guided hiking 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.

This hike requires a reasonable level of fitness. A scramble up a steep scree slope is sure to get your heart racing, but the views are well worth the effort.

  • Carpark
  • Walks
  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

West Ridge Adventure

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.

Enjoy one day of guided hiking and a light meal on the summit while watching the colours change as the sun goes down, putting an end to yet another amazing day in the High Country.

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.

  • Carpark
  • Walks
  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Two Peaks

The Two Peaks hiking tour will take you across two magnificent mountains, Mt Stirling and Mt Buller. Both mountains are popular winter holiday destinations for many Victorians, but once the snow melts, the ski trails transform to wonderful hiking trails.

Enjoy three days of guided hiking through cool forests of the Alpine National Park and over peaks with breathtaking views. The scenery is ever-changing with lush ferns edging the Delatite River, tall Alpine Ash forests, twisted Snow Gums and treeless mountain tops.

This hike offers the best of both worlds in accommodation. You will rough it out in a tent the first night and sleep in a cosy lodge the second night.

On this hiking tour, from start of December until end of May, you can choose to either carry an overnight backpack or a daypack.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Walks
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Iconic Craig's Hut

Enjoy two days of guided hiking around Mt Stirling with an overnight camp at Craig’ Hut.

Mt Stirling is a popular winter playground offering many kilometres of beautiful cross country ski trails, which in spring, summer and autumn become wonderful hiking trails. During spring and summer, you will enjoy an array of wildflowers covering the hillsides.

This hike will take you through forests of towering Alpine Ash, through Snow Gum covered alpine areas and up above the tree line with breathtaking views of the Victorian High Country as you traverse over Mt Stirling’s summit.

You will spend a night at Craig’s Hut, which 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. Today it’s one of Victoria’s most iconic places to visit.

On this hike, you can choose to either carry an overnight backpack or a daypack.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Walks
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Eagle Peaks Traverse

Eagle Peaks are located in the Victorian High Country just out of Howqua Hills Historic Area. It’s a peaceful and very remote place to hike to away from the often busy camping areas of Sheepyard Flat. Physically demanding and mentally challenging, this hike will reward you with not only breathtaking views of Mt Buller’s Southern slopes and surrounding peaks, but more importantly with personal achievement.

Only two hiking tours per season and five participants per tour are available.

  • Carpark
  • Walks
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • High

Remote Ritchie's Hut

Nestled amongst the mountains, on the banks of the Howqua River where Fourteen Mile Creek flows in, is Ritchie’s Hut. Is was built by Robert, the son of Geoffrey Ritchie, with the aid of Fred Fry in late 1947 as a fishing hut. Geoffrey Ritchie and Antoinette Ritchie first moved to “Delatite” near Mansfield in 1902 and bought “Wonnangatta Station” in 1914.

Enjoy two days of guided hiking along the Howqua River in the beautiful Victorian High Country where the smell of earth and eucalyptus is so strong, it takes over your senses. Breathe the clean fresh air and tune in to hear the numerous birds that call the Victorian High Country their home.

Whether you are a day hiker wanting to try multi-day hiking or you have never hiked before, this hike is for you. It is an easy undulating walk along the banks of the Howqua River.

This hike does not require a great deal of fitness and 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
  • Walks
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Hidden Gem Hike

The track winds along a creek surrounded by lush ferns and a beautiful forest of tall trees with pretty bridges crossing the creek. 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. Also birds, bugs, lizards, butterflies and many other living creatures pop 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 short steeper ascents and descents. Any person of any fitness level can easily complete this hike. 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, they are happy to have them along. You will have a short break at the waterfalls, so it breaks up the hike and gives their little legs some rest.

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

Razorback Hut Hike

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. There are many trails scattered around Mt Stirling and on this hike, you will make a slow ascent along one of them to Razorback Hut.

Razorback Hut was, until recent times, still used by local mountain cattlemen. Nowadays, it’s a popular destination for hikers, horse riders, 4WD and cross country skiers. Enjoy a light snack, tea, coffee and juice while exploring the hut and its surrounds at your leisure, before moving on to the next part of the hike, where you will pass a pretty billabong, perfect for practising your landscape photography. Surrounded by towering Alpine Ash and lush ferns you will enjoy slowly ambling back towards Telephone Box Junction along another beautiful Mt Stirling trail.

This hike is suitable for families with children, we recommend from nine years up. Bring some of their favourite snacks to charge them up during the hike. It’s 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
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Craig's Hut Discovery Hike

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.

Your guide will transfer you in one of their vehicles to the start of the walking track. The drive is on an unsealed road winding around Mt Stirling through a forest of towering Alpine Ash with occasional views of Mt Cobbler. It’s an enjoyable hike to Craig’s Hut along a well-defined track with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

At Craig’s Hut, you will have time to explore and discover the hut and its surroundings at your own leisure.

On your return journey, you will retrace your steps along the same track back to the waiting vehicle, then driving 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).

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

Stirling Experience

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 lyrebirds 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 sunset beyond the horizon.

This is a fully supported hike. All hiking equipment and water will be dropped off at the campsite.

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

Crosscut Saw Adventure

The Crosscut Saw is located in the Victorian High Country and stands out amongst all the other peaks due to its serrated ridge.

This five day hiking tour will take you through some very remote locations with breathtaking views. This hike is challenging, at times demanding with steep climbs, rock scrambles and river crossings, but it’s very rewarding in more ways then you can imagine. It’s about testing yourself physically and mentally. Every day is different and comes with new challenges. The experience you will take away from this hike will stay with you forever.

This is Victorian High Country at it’s best, with endless views and the most incredible sunrises and sunsets you’ll ever see.

  • Carpark
  • Walks
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • High
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