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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 and start walking at 10:30am.
The first hour of this walk takes you uphill through dense bush where the track is surrounded by thick ferns before it reaches a ridge where the track flattens with only slight undulations. This is where the bush thins out and the views of the surrounding mountains start opening up. The tall trees provide a nice shade on sunny days. This ridge section is a very pleasant walk. After another half hour 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 lots 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. Once at the top, you will experience breathtaking 360 degree views. Make sure that you bring your camera. After you soak up the views and take plenty of photos, you can settle down for a well earned 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.
You can sit back, relax and enjoy a snack at Eight Mile Gap before heading back to Merrijig.
Elevation at highest point: approx. 1448m ASL
Total ascent: approx. 490m
Total descent: approx. 490m