Mt Howitt Walking Track 

Mt Buller
One Way
Nature Walks
9.5 km
4 hours
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

This popular bushwalk starts at Upper Howqua Camping Area, meanders along the Howqua riverbank and then climbs straight up Mt Howitt for a stunning summit walk.

A popular access route to the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Continue beyond to the summit on the Macalister Springs Track, past Vallejo Gantner Hut to Howitt Car Park - this would be another 7 kms one way (down). 

Walkers are advised to be prepared in this remote area of the Alpine National Park with little to no mobile phone service being available. Walkers often combine it with a multi-day loop walk over the Cross Cut Saw and return via Stanleys Name Spur and Queen Spur to Upper Howqua Camping Area.

Please note this track is subject to seasonal closures. When covered with snow, snowshoes must be worn. As a general guide, walking/hiking is encouraged from October to May inclusive and snowshoeing from June to September inclusive. For more information on snowshoe etiquette and the most up-to-date information to help you plan your trip, please contact the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre on 03 5775 7000.