• Length: 41.4km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Walhalla

  • End: Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Closest Town: Walhalla

  • Distance from CBD: 184km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.942157

  • Longitude: 146.450732

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Great Walhalla Alpine Trail is a 41.4km, grade 4 One way hike located in Alpine National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

The Great Walhalla Alpine Trail follows the first 40 kilometre section of the Australian Alps Walking Track, one of the world's great Alpine walks stretching 680 kilometres from Walhalla to Canberra.

Offering an abridged taste of the epic Australian Alpine Walking Track, the 40km Great Walhalla Alpine Trail links the historic mining township of Walhalla to the pristine snowgum environment of the Baw Baw National Park plateau and its nearby resort village. Hikers can choose a downhill or uphill end-to-end itinerary, enjoying a two-day journey through alpine plains alive with native wildflowers, twisted snowgums, towering mountain ash, and pre-historic myrtle beech.

Hikers will pass through the wonderland of geological formations found at Mushroom Rocks, see the ruins of Talbot Peak hut, cross mountain streams and wild rivers, pass through fern groves and, of course, get to know the timber and gold heritage of Walhalla.

Managed by

Great Walhalla Alpine Trail is managed and maintained by Mount Baw Baw Resort Management, Parks Victoria and a number of dedicated volunteers.


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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

Walhalla: From Melbourne, the drive is approximately 2.5 hours via the Monash Freeway, the Princes Highway and the Moe-Walhalla Rd.

GPX File

Total distance: 41561 m
Max elevation: 1572 m
Min elevation: 240 m
Total climbing: 2063 m
Total descent: -3197 m
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