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Goldfields & Mining
The Brandy Creek Mine to Cobungra River hike follows a disused vehicle track leaves the Great Alpine Road 6 km towards Omeo from Hotham Village. After a 1 km well defined track, the extensive works of what was once the Brandy Creek Gold Mine can be seen on the right. Continue down the track to the delightful flats of the Cobungra River. Allow some time to explore the river and return by the same route.
Getting to Mount Hotham
Option 1: Follow the Hume Freeway north past Benalla, turning off onto the B500 exit to 'Beechworth/Bright'. Follow signs to Bright and continue through Bright To Harrietville and eventually Mount Hotham on the Great Alpine Road.
Option 2: Follow the M1/CityLink/Monash Freeway east towards Gippsland and continue on this road to Bairnsdale. In Bairnsdale follow signs to Omeo or Great Alpine Road which will take you north to Mount Hotham.
Getting to start of hike from Mount Hotham village
Head South, 6km along the Great Alpine Road from Hotham Village towards Omeo. Park at the junction of the Brandy Creek Fire Trail. There is space for a number of vehicles to park here.
About the region
The Alpine National Park is a national park located in the Central Highlands and Alpine regions of Victoria, Australia. The 646,000-hectare national park is located northeast of Melbourne. It is the largest National Park in Victoria, and covers much of the higher areas of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, including Victoria's highest point, Mount Bogong at 1,986 metres and the associated subalpine woodland and grassland of the Bogong High Plains. The park's north-eastern boundary is along the border with New South Wales, where it abuts the Kosciuszko National Park.
Max elevation: 1597 m
Min elevation: 1208 m
Total climbing: 453 m
Total descent: -452 m