Lake Tali Karng and the Sentinels (44km)

Alpine National Park



3 days

Grade 4






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1 Review on “Lake Tali Karng and the Sentinels (44km)”

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  • Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

    My wife and I just completed the Lake Tali Karng and the Sentinels hike in Alpine National Park over Easter 2024. It was a challenging but rewarding 3-day adventure with some incredible sights.

    The first day was a breeze, following well-defined tracks across Wellington Plains to Nyimba Camp. We even squeezed in a side trip to the summit of Mount Wellington (4km return) for some stunning views. Nyimba Camp itself was a great spot to base ourselves, with toilets and water tanks.

    Day 2 was all about exploring the surrounding plateau. We tackled The Sentinels and Gable End – be warned, there’s some serious bushbashing involved to reach the best viewpoints. But the effort was absolutely worth it – the views from Gable End and the top of the Sentinels were simply breathtaking.

    The final day was tougher going than the first as we made our way back to the trailhead via a different route. Following Spion Kopje Track involved a lot of wayfinding and bush bashing, which is definitely not for everyone. If you’re not comfortable navigating off-track, I’d recommend just heading back via the main trail.

    Overall, this was an amazing hike for anyone looking for a challenge and a chance to experience some of Victoria’s most remote and beautiful alpine scenery. Just be prepared for some serious navigation and off-track hiking.

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Lake Tali Karng and the Sentinels

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.