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    Tim Diolosa

    Favourite hike in Victoria? I did enjoy the GPT for its challenge of long days towards the end, little bit of rock scrambling & very few people on the trail.

    Currently looking at finding something along the Alpine trail, but sooo difficult to get info on it. We bought a map, but looks like trails aren’t always complete. The Buller huts trail looks good, but the info presented sounds like you need to be a pro!

    The Walhalla to Mt Baw Baw (42k) sounds good but again, questions, ie can you tent at Mt Baw Baw so you can turn around & walk the trek back to make it a 6 day hike??

    My wife & I are always looking for at least a 7 day/100k hike. With all the effort you need to put into a hike, a 3-4 day hike feels rushed, not enough time to take in the serenity & relax.

    Darren, a big thanks for all your time & effort you put into this website.

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      Darren Edwards

      Whenever someone asks me that question, I always reply with the Mount Cobbler Plateau Circuit. For some reason this one has always stuck in my mind. There are so many amazing hikes in the Vic Alps though and the Fainter and Spion Kopje Firetrail Circuit is also one of my favourites. The Buller Huts Trail is awesome and exposes you to many of the great view points in the high country. It’s pretty much along obvious trails and 4WD tracks so if you take your time and enjoy the challenge, its really well worth it. You could always get a taste for it by doing something like the Viking Circuit (over 3-4 days). The Viking traverses some of the same route.

      Re Walhalla to Mt Baw Baw, you could camp at Mount Buller but you’d need to pitch your tent outside the resort boundary. The plateau is fairly flat and open so you shouldn’t have any trouble doing that. If you are looking for longer hikes, have you looked at the Wilderness Coast Walk (100km) or the Great South West Walk (254km)? You don’t have to do all the Great South West Walk so could trim it back to 5-7 days easily enough. These aren’t the Alps but are both great walks.

      Thanks heaps Tim for your kind words about my site. I do get a lot of pleasure out of it 🙂

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