Brief – Day 1 

See Day 2 for more details. Return to Stirling Experience details.

Day 1 – approximately 6.6km (moderate)
Time on track – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes including stops and breaks (not including hike to the summit)
The summit is approximately an additional 2.2km return and will take around 2 hours with sightseeing

The hiking tour starts at Telephone Box Junction (TBJ) at Mt Stirling at 10:00am.
Please arrive on time. Your late arrival will impact on the tour and other participants and we might have to proceed without you.

To get to TBJ, travel along Mt Buller Road in the direction of Mt Buller. Pass through the Mt Buller/Stirling Resort Entry Gate and immediately turn left on to Mt Stirling Road. Travel approximately 10 minutes to TBJ. Mt Stirling Road is an unsealed road, but suitable for 2 wheel drive vehicles. Care should be taken on mountain roads at all times. There is a plenty of free parking at TBJ.

Your guide and base camp manager will meet you at TBJ. They will help you sort out all the equipment, clothing, water and food that you will need for your hike.

We understand that you might not have proper hiking equipment and clothing that is lightweight and small to pack, but don’t worry, this is a fully supported hike and all the camping equipment and bulky items will be dropped off at your campsite by our base camp manager.
Please pack all your belongings into zip up duffle bags or backpacks. It will  help our base camp manager to transport them.

Your guide will run you through a briefing session, which will take approximately 20 minutes. They will also advise you on what clothes you will need to carry in your daypack. This will be weather dependent. 

You will depart from TBJ at approximately 11:00am hiking along a well maintained trail that gently winds its way up the mountain.

Hiking is all about enjoying the nature and what’s around you, so don’t rush. Take your time to snap a few photos, smell the wildflowers and take deep breaths of the fresh high country air and exhale the experience. Along the way take notice of the changes in vegetation. One moment you will be hiking amongst towering Alpine Ash and the next you will find yourself surrounded by Snow Gums.

When you arrive at your campsite, you will discover breathtaking views, which you will be able to fully take in once you’ve set up your camp. 

Once rested and refuelled, you will head up to the summit of Mt Stirling to explore more of this stunning area and to watch the sun set on another amazing day in the Victorian High Country. The 360 degree views from the summit will take your breath away.

Elevation at highest point: approx. 1685m ASL (not including reaching the summit, which is at 1747)
Total ascent: approx. 460m (approx.. 570 with summit walk)
Total descent: approx. 35m (approx. 140 with summit walk)

Gradient Graph

 

Gradient Graph for summit walk