Brandy Creek Mine to Cobungra River is a 7km, grade 3 Return hike located in Alpine National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2-3hrs to complete.
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 Mt 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 Mt 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 Mt Hotham.
Getting to start of hike from Mt 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.
Max elevation: 1597 m
Min elevation: 1207 m
Total climbing: 453 m
Total descent: -452 m
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