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5.6km (challenging – hard)
Time on track – approximately 4 hours 45 minutes including stops and breaks
Depart Merrijig at 8:15am from our meeting point at Merrijig Motor Inn (be at departure point 15 minutes prior).
Travel approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, mostly on an unsealed road, to the start of the track. Run through a briefing session. Get ready to start your hiking adventure.
The first hour of this hike takes you uphill through dense bush where the track is surrounded by thick ferns before it reaches a ridge where the track eases off to slight undulations. This ridge section is a very pleasant walk with tall trees that provide nice shade on sunny days. It is along this section that the views of the surrounding mountains start opening up and only about half an hour later we come to an open area with stunning views of Mt Buller to the North and many other peaks to the South. This last section is the most challenging, but also most exciting and a lot of fun as we scramble up a steep scree hill to the top. Make sure that you take few short rest stops along this section to take in the views. At the top you will experience breathtaking 360° views. It is here, amongst all the natural beauty that you get to enjoy a well deserved lunch before having to say good bye to this beautiful destination. On the way back, we will retrace our steps downhill to our starting point where you can relax for few minutes and enjoy a snack before heading back to Merrijig.
Elevation at highest point: approx. 1448m ASL
Total ascent: approx. 490m
Total descent: approx. 490m