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Easter Special 2021 – 4 Days

Two day options are available. Contact us for more details. 
 
The first 3 days we will cover approximately 7km each day with around 4km on the last day.
 
Day 1
We will meet at Merrijig Motor Inn at 10:00am for a briefing session and to transfer your personal items into the backpacks. 
Depart Merrijig Motor Inn at 12:00pm in our vehicle and head to Telephone Box Junction at Mt Stirling, your car will remain at the Merrijig Motor Inn car park for the period of the hike. 
Start walking at 1:00pm. 
First night camp by the Bluff Spur Memorial Hut on Mt Stirling. 
Arrive at campsite, set up camp, prepare dinner, head up to Mt Stirling summit for sunset, doing the full summit loop on the way. 
 
Day 2
Get up early and head to Mt Stirling summit for sunrise. 
Return to camp, pack camp, have breakfast, head to Craig’s Hut. 
Once at Craig’s Hut, set up camp, explore the area, possibly adding another short hike in the later afternoon. 
Prepare dinner, enjoy the sunset. 
 
Day 3
Get up for sunrise, pack up camp, have breakfast, head back towards Mt Stirling and on to Cricket Pitch Hut, where we will spend the third night. 
Set up camp, cook dinner, perhaps go for another short hike to explore the area. 
 
Day 4
Pack up camp, have breakfast, head off towards Telephone Box Junction via King Saddle and Razorback Hut. 
Arrive at Telephone Box Junction around 12:00pm. 
Transfer back to Merrijig Motor Inn. 
 
Highlights
* See and explore five high country huts along the way, with one iconic hut from the movie The Man From Snowy River and one real cattleman hut that was until recently still used by the high country cattlemen. 
* Observe the dramatic change in flora as you gain and drop in elevation. 
* Enjoy breathtaking views (weather dependent).
* If Mother Nature is on our side, you will get to experience some of the most amazing sunsets and sunrises you’ve ever seen. 
* On a clear night, you will get to see the milky way and millions of stars. 
 
Tour includes
* Four days of guided hiking with an experienced guide
* Transfers between Merrijig and the track’s start and finish points                                                                             * All equipment – tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, walking poles, gaiters, overnight backpack, cooking stove including fuel, pots, bowls, cups and utensils, head torch, sleeping bag liner (not including personal items, clothing and drinks – refer to Essential Info/Equipment list for “Off The Beaten Track” hikes for further information)
* Three nights accommodation in a two man tent (twin share)
* Food (3 x breakfasts, 3 x dinners, 3 x after dinner desserts, 2 x lunches, 6 x snacks)
 
Tour does not include
* Accommodation prior to and post tour dates
* Drinks and food other than the food specified in the tour inclusions above. You might wish to bring some fresh food such as fruit and vegetables, just keep the weight in mind. Items such as coffee, tea, milk (powdered, please don’t bring fresh milk), hot chocolate, are not included. Refer to Essential Info/Food for some ideas
* Transport to and from Merrijig other than transfers between the track’s start and finishing points
* Personal items and clothing, refer to Essential Info/Equipment                                                                               
* Travel/medical insurance, ambulance cover
 
Water                                                                                                                                                                                Bluff Spur Memorial Hut, Craig’s Hut and Cricket Pitch Hut all have a rain water tank, but it cannot be relied upon. All tank water must be treated before drinking.
You will need to bring sufficient amount of water for the first two days.
We will collect water for days 3 and 4 from a creek at the end of day 2.
All water collected on the track, whether from river, creek, puddle, lake, water tank, tap or other sources, must be purified. The best way to do this, is to bring your water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute.
Once you submit your food selection form, I will let you know how much water you will need for the first two days and how much water you will need to collect and treat for days 3 and 4. 
 
Toilets
Toilets are available at the following locations.
* At the start and finish of the hike at Telephone Box Junction
* Pit toilet at Bluff Spur Memorial Hut
* Pit toilet at GGS Hut 
* Pit toilet at Craig’s Hut
* Pit toilet at Cricket Pitch Hut
* Pit toilet at King Saddle Shelter
* Pit toilet at Razorback Hut
 
This hiking experience will give you a sense of pride and achievement, and you will take away everlasting memories. 
You will truly BREATHE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY, EXHALE THE EXPERIENCE.