Lake Tali Karng - McFarlane Saddle and Wellington Plains (24.5km)

Alpine National Park



2 days

Grade 3


Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Gear you might need

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Getting there

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About the region

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Mount Buller to Mount Stirling (17km)

Mount Stirling Summit Loop (12km)

Hotham to Dinner Plain Trail (22.5km)

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Acknowledgement of Country

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0 Reviews on “Lake Tali Karng - McFarlane Saddle and Wellington Plains (24.5km)”

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  • Louise Doull


    1. So is this a linear hike? – hike in, camp, then hike out the same way?

    2. Erin Sutherland

      Tania Cake ✌

    3. Sammie Mac

      Stephanie Brosnan Brad Atkinson this one ☝️

    4. Debbee Anne Topacio

      What about this one Mauro Cappello

    5. Bronte Dealy

      Yes yes!

    6. Brooke Louisa Nolan

      Yes. I can’t wait to go back there!

    7. Ian Wilson

      This is one of my favourite places, there is an amazing waterfall at the eastern end of the lake but it is very rugged to push in to find it.
      Also there is a cheat… you can 4wd to Millers Hut and then it’s just 6km down to the lake and 6km UP to get back so about 4hrs walking and a comfortable day hike.

    8. Gin SMe

      Yeah, The waterfall is amazing. Also check out mount Wellington, easy track, but supper view ? love it.

    9. Mark Claassens

      The lake looks warm ?

    10. John N Lyn Daly

      This is a great walk. We have included it in our book Take A Walk in Victoria’s National Parks

    11. Kelly Bright

      Zoe Elise maybe another overnighter we could tackle some time?

    12. Brian Sheedy

      Steven Anderson

    13. Jason Harris

      The last few hundred metres were a bit overgrown but easy enough to follow. Don’t think anyone would have any difficulties. Well worth the scratches.

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