The Razorback Mt Hotham 

great alpine rd Hotham Heights Victoria
Wilderness Walks
22 km
8 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.

If it’s epic views you want, this bucket- list hike delivers from the first step.

The inspiring – sometimes challenging – 22km return hike treads a spectacular path across the ridgeline from Diamantina Hut to Mt Feathertop, Victoria’s second- highest peak (1922m).

Follow the sharp, craggy spine through open snow grass and snow gum woodlands and over
the rocky bluffs of Twin Knobs to Mt Feathertop beyond.

Do it in a day, or camp at Federation Hut and sleep under the stars.

Distance: 22km
Time: 8 hrs return

Need to know

Bushwalking experience recommended. Rough, very steep track with many obstacles and occasional steps. Sign posted.

The Razorback walking track begins at the Diamantina Hut, 2.5 km on the Harrietville side of the Hotham Village. The Razorback is a high ridge linking Mount Hotham (1861m) and Mount Feathertop (1922m). The route is generally above the tree line so excellent views are available for much of the walk, however, as the ridge is very exposed it should be not be crossed in unsettled or bad weather.

The Razorback intersects with the Bon Accord Spur track about 1 km from the start and then intersects the Bungalow Spur Track 1.5 km from the summit of Mount Feathertop at a site called The Cross. The final climb to the top is steep but well worth the effort. Return by the same route or, if you have made suitable transport arrangements, walk down to Harrietville via the Bungalow Spur Track.

Ensure you are well prepared for this walk, as the weather can be unpredictable. The best time to visit Mount Feathertop is between November and April.