Brief – Day 1

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

On the day of the tour – briefing session at 10:00am at Merrijig High Country Hotel.

Day 1 – approximately 5km (plus approximately 2km return to Mt Stirling summit)
Time on track – approximately 3 hours including breaks (plus an additional 1 hour 30 minutes for summit hike)

Depart Merrijig High Country Hotel immediately after the briefing session at 11:00am.
Your vehicle will remain parked at the Motor Inn car park for the duration of the hike.

Travel approximately 30 minutes to the start of the track. Part of the drive is on an unsealed road.
You can eat your packed lunch along the way.

Upon arrival at Telephone Box Junction, we will assist you with your backpack and snowshoes. Then you will be ready to embark on your snowshoe adventure.

You will snowshoe along well maintained cross country ski trails through a beautiful forest of towering Alpine Ash before entering Snow Gum paradise.
After approximately three hours, you will arrive at one of Mt Stirling’s refuge huts, where you will set up camp. 
If weather permits and you are feeling up to it, you will head up to the summit for breathtaking 360 degree views.
Once back at camp, it will be time to prepare dinner and warm up in the hut by its potbelly stove, before settling into your tent for a well deserved rest. 

Elevation at highest point: approx. 1660m ASL (1747m ASL at the summit)
Total ascent: approx. 310m (400m with summit hike)
Total descent: approx. 10m (100m with summit hike)

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