• Length: 13.7km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Davons Flat

  • End: Eight Mile Gap

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Closest Town: Mansfield

  • Distance from CBD: 227km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.18888942

  • Longitude: 146.3499091

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Eagle Peaks and Eight Mile Gap is a 13.7km, grade 4 one way hike, located in Alpine National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Eagle Peaks are located in the heart of The Governors Remote & natural Area of the Alpine National Park, a remote area above the Howqua River. The Eagle Peaks and Eight Mile Gap is an extremely challenging hike that should only be undertaken by experienced hikers.

The Eagle Peaks and Eight Mile Gap hike commences at Davons Flat (also referred to as Dabons Flat on some maps), approximately 700m north east along Brocks Road from Sheepyard Flat. Follow the Eagle Peaks trail as it quickly ascends to 853m elevation where the spur narrows considerably. Continue to follow the trail south east to 932m elevation before turning east then south east to follow the ridgeline. The Eagle Peaks ridge continues to narrow and is steep and rocky in places. This section requires that you don't have a fear of heights or exposed ledges with the terrain being near-vertical in places to the 1,445 metre summit.

From the summit, at 1421m elevation, follow the disused 4WD track south east to the final rocky peak then continue to the junction of Brocks Road and Bluff Link Road, Eight Mile Gap.

Be Prepared

This hike requires that you have a sufficient level of equipment (in good working order), fitness and self-reliance. A PLB is also highly recommended as this is a remote area. The last water source is located in the creek crossing just before the ascent to Mount Darling. You will need to collect enough water to get you to your camp site and through the second day.

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.

Getting there

From Mansfield, continue along the Mount Buller Road for 19.5km to Merijig, then a further 2km to the Howqua Track turnoff on the right. Follow the unsealed Howqua Track for 16.5km to Sheepyard Flat then proceed a few hundred metres north along Brocks Road to Davons Flat (also referred to as Dabons Flat on some maps).

Camping is available at Sheepyard Flat and many other campsites along Brocks Road.

GPX File

Total distance: 13696 m
Max elevation: 1456 m
Min elevation: 457 m
Total climbing: 1446 m
Total descent: -804 m
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A Wedge Tailed Eagle checking us out as we hiuked through his home

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11 thoughts on “Eagle Peaks and Eight Mile Gap (13.7km)

  1. Pretty rough trail with a few overgrowing blackberries. Slippery going if you decide to return to Davon flat. Gaiters and pants highly recommended. Water available from the Howqua river at the trailhead.

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