One of Victoria’s icon hikes, the 37km Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing is a 3 day / 2 night walk through the Alpine National Park, linking the resort villages of Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
Winding its way along alpine ridges through snow gum woodlands and snow grass plains, over rocky summits and past historic huts, this 3 day hike offers an achievable and rewarding hiking challenge with spectacular views every step of the way.
The Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing is a point to point walk, accessible for hiking from November to April. The track can be walked in either direction but is best when starting from Falls Creek and walking towards Mt Hotham.
There are two campsites on the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing,
Cope Hut campsite, amongst the Snow Gums on the Bogong High Plains, is 14km from the trailhead and usually the first night’s campsite.
Dibbins Hut campsite, on a snow plain near the headwaters of the Cobungra River, is 9km from Mount Hotham.
Each campsite has five sites with a tent platform for each site: four 3m x 3.7m platforms and one larger platform that is 4.5m x 3m. The platforms are designed to fit a 2-3 person hiking tent.
The tent platforms are designed for you to pitch your tent directly on the platform. Each platform has eyelets around the edge to hook tent peg loops or guy ropes over. As well as these there are movable pegs that slot into the mesh, allowing tents of all shapes to be set up.
Each campsite has 5 sites with a tent platform for each site. Platforms are designed to fit a 2-3 person hiking tent.
From Falls Creek the trail starts from the Heathy Spur carpark, on the eastern side of the Rocky Valley dam wall in the Alpine National Park. Heathy Spur carpark is 3km from the Falls Creek Information Centre via road, or walk from the Falls Creek village bowl via the aquaduct track. The trail finishes at the Mt Loch carpark at Mt Hotham.
Max elevation: 1832 m
Min elevation: 1351 m
Total climbing: 1403 m
Total descent: -1191 m