Iconic Craig’s Hut

 

 

 

made famous by the movie “The Man From Snowy River”

 

Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days

See Day 1 and Day 2 for more details.

Difficulty: Grade 3 – 4 (moderate – challenging)                                                                                                                  Total distance: approximately 23km

Bookings close 7 days prior to tour start date. If you wish to make a booking within 7 days of the tour start date, contact us via our Contact Us page to confirm availability. 

Daypack and overnight backpack options available.

Enjoy two days of guided hiking around Mt Stirling with an overnight camp at Craig’ Hut.

Mt Stirling is a popular winter playground offering many kilometres of beautiful cross country ski trails, which in spring, summer and autumn become wonderful hiking trails. During spring and summer you will enjoy an array of wildflowers covering the hillsides.

This hike will take you through forests of towering Alpine Ash, through Snow Gum covered alpine areas and up above the tree line with breathtaking views of the Victorian High Country as you traverse over Mt Stirling’s summit.

You will spend a night at Craig’s Hut, which was a movie set built especially for the film The Man from Snowy River in 1982 and was named after the family that lived there. Today it’s one of Victoria’s most iconic places to visit.

Overnight backpack vs daypack

On this hike you can opt to either carry a daypack only,  or an overnight backpack. The choice is yours.

If you choose to carry a daypack, all the hiking equipment, your personal items, food and water, other then what you will require while on the track, will be dropped off at the campsite by our Base Camp Manager.

If you choose to carry an overnight backpack, you will have the experience of being totally self sufficient.  

Tour includes

  • Two days of guided hiking with an experienced guide
  • Transfers between Merrijig and the track’s start and finish
  • All hiking equipment – tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, sit mat, walking poles, gaiters, overnight backpack, cooking stove including fuel, pots, bowls, cups and utensils, head torch, sleeping bag liner, blanket during colder nights
  • One night accommodation in a two man tent (twin share)
  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 3 snacks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and dessert, tea/coffee (some meals are dehydrated or freeze dried, dinner is freshly cooked)
  • Drinking water is available at the campsite

Tour does not include

  • Accommodation prior to and post tour dates
  • Meals, snacks and beverages other than what is included in the tour. You are welcome to bring additional food and drinks. Our Base Camp Manager will deliver them to the campsite. Please make sure that they are labelled with your name. Space in the fridge is limited, therefore we cannot guarantee that they will be cold.
  • Transport to and from Merrijig other than transfers between the track’s start and finish
  • Personal items and clothing – refer to Essential Info/Equipment
  • Duffle bag (to store all your belongings if you choose to carry a daypack only)
  • Daypack with wet weather cover (if you choose to carry a daypack only)
  • Travel/medical insurance, ambulance cover

Scroll to the bottom of the page for 2022/2023 season tour dates

Price
$625.00 per person plus GST – hike including meals

Maximum group of 6 participants

Water

For information regarding water needs and availability on this hiking tour, refer to Essential Info/Water Requirements.

Toilets
Toilets are available at the following locations.

  • Start and end of the hike at Telephone Box Junction
  • Bluff Spur Memorial Hut – first day lunch spot
  • G.G.S. Hut – early afternoon on day one and around noon on day two
  • Craig’s Hut – overnight campsite
  • King Saddle Hut – second day lunch spot
  • King Saddle Shelter – near the end of the hike

A briefing session will take place the day before the start of the tour at 6:00pm sharp at Merrijig High Country Hotel. Please contact us if you are not able to attend the briefing session or if you will be running late. It is very important that all tour participants attend the briefing session. This is where we will get to know each other, distribute equipment, discuss the tour and answer any questions.

Tour Date Tour Name Price Per Person Status
19 Nov - 20 Nov 2022 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
17 Dec - 18 Dec 2022 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
21 Jan - 22 Jan 2023 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
18 Feb - 19 Feb 2023 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
22 Apr - 23 Apr 2023 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
3 Jun - 4 Jun 2023 Iconic Craig’s Hut – 2 Days (Book Here) $625.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now