Stirling Night

      winter paradise

 

 

 

 

An introduction to snowshoeing and winter camping

Stirling Night – 2 Day winter hike

See Day 1 and Day 2 for more details.

Difficulty: Grade 4 (challenging)
Total distance: approximately 14km

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.

If you’d like to experience an epic winter outdoor adventure, this might just be the right tour for you. 
This fully guided tour is a great introduction to snowshoeing and snow camping.

You will enjoy two days snowshoeing around the beautiful Mt Stirling with one night camping at Bluff Spur Memorial Hut.
The hut provides a good shelter and warmth to cook in and socialise in.

Along the way, you will hike through magnificent Alpine Ash forest and into the high alpine areas covered in Snow Gums. You will explore high country huts and enjoy breathtaking views, if weather permits.

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. The backpack will weigh between 21 to 25kg. You will also need warm, waterproof winter clothing.

Children 15 years and older should be able to complete this tour, but they will be required to carry a fully loaded pack. For families with children, we distribute the pack weight so that children carry a little less, but parents need to pick up the balance. Please contact us for more details and to discuss your child’s fitness and ability to complete this tour.

Tour includes

  • Two 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
  • One night accommodation in a two man tent (twin share)
  • Meals – the following meals are included: 1 breakfast, 2 snacks, 2 lunches, 1 dinner 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

Price
$780.00 per person including GST

Maximum group of 6 participants

Water
For information regarding water needs and availability on this hiking tour, refer to
 General 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 – our campsite
  • King Spur Hut – mid morning on the second day 

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.

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Tour Date Tour Name Price Per Person Status
20 Jul - 21 Jul 2024 Stirling Night – 2 Day winter hike (Book Here) $780.00 Sold OutContact Us
3 Aug - 4 Aug 2024 Stirling Night – 2 Day winter hike (Book Here) $780.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
7 Sep - 8 Sep 2024 Stirling Night – 2 Day winter hike (Book Here) $780.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
28 Sep - 29 Sep 2024 Stirling Night – 2 Day winter hike (Book Here) $780.00 6 Places AvailableBook Now
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