Winter Escape to Craig’s

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Experience a three day fully guided snowshoe hiking adventure in the Victorian High Country.


Winter Escape to Craig’s – 3 Days

See Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 for more details.

Difficulty: Grade 4 (challenging)
Total distance: approximately 24km

Bookings close 14 days prior to tour start date. If you wish to make a booking within 14 days of the tour start date, contract us via our Contact Us page to check availability.

Overnight backpack only option available.

Enjoy three days of guided snowshoe hiking around the beautiful Mt Stirling and Clear Hills.

This is a true winter adventure that will take you from well maintained cross country ski trails of Mt Stirling to the backcountry trails of the Victorian High Country.

On this hike you will enjoy beautiful Alpine Ash forests, majestic Snow Gums, breathtaking views and high country huts, including 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. This adventure is physically and mentally demanding, therefore requires good level of fitness and mental strength. You will be required to wear snowshoes and carry an overnight backpack for the entire hike. The backpack will weigh between 21 to 25kg. You will also need warm, waterproof winter clothing.

Tour includes

  • Three days of guided snowshoe hiking with an experienced guide
  • Transfers between Merrijig and the hiking track
  • All hiking and camping equipment – tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, sit mat,  walking poles, gaiters, snowshoes, overnight backpack, cooking stove including fuel, pots, bowls, cups and utensils, head torch, sleeping bag liner
  • Two nights accommodation in a two man tent (twin share)
  • Meals – the following meals are included: 2 breakfasts, 4 snacks, 3 lunches, 2 dinners including dessert, tea/coffee and sugar, powdered milk is also available (some meals are dehydrated or freeze dried, sandwiches will be provided for lunch on day 1)
    You are welcome to bring additional food/snacks of your choice
  • Mt Stirling Resort entry fees

Tour does not include

  • Accommodation prior to and post tour dates 
  • Meals, snacks and beverages other than what is included in the tour
  • Transport to and from Merrijig other than transfers as per tour inclusions
  • Personal items and clothing – refer to General Info/Equipment
  • Travel/medical insurance, ambulance cover

Scroll to the bottom of the page for winter 2024 tour dates

$1,430.00 per person including GST

Maximum group of 6 participants

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

Toilets are available at the following locations.

  • Start and end of the hike at Telephone Box Junction
  • Machinery Shed – first day mid afternoon
  • King Spur Hut – overnight campsite (first night)
  • G.G.S. Hut – second day mid morning
  • Craig’s Hut – overnight campsite (second night)
  • Bluff Spur Memorial Hut – second day lunch spot

A briefing session will take place on the day of the tour at 10:00am sharp at Merrijig High Country Hotel.
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.
Please arrive on time. Your late arrival will impact on the tour and other participants and we might have to proceed without you.
We will depart for the hike immediately after the briefing session.

Tour Date Tour Name Price Per Person Status
5 Jul - 7 Jul 2024 Winter Escape to Craig’s – 3 Days (Book Here) $1,430.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
26 Jul - 28 Jul 2024 Winter Escape to Craig’s – 3 Days (Book Here) $1,430.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
23 Aug - 25 Aug 2024 Winter Escape to Craig’s – 3 Days (Book Here) $1,430.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now