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  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3-4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mt Hotham village

  • End: Mt Hotham village

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Closest Town: Mt Hotham village

  • Distance from CBD: 375km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.9752654445

  • Longitude: 147.1382135565

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Spargo and Derrick Huts is a 11km, grade 3-4 Return hike located in Alpine National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Summary

Spargo Hut belonged to Bill Spargo, a well known local identity who discovered and opened the Red Robin Mine and ran the first Hotham Heights guest house. The Spargo and Derrick Huts hike follows the AAWT pole line to pole 84 and then an unmarked walking track downhill and to the south for 1 km to the hut. Return by the same route.

Getting there

Drive to Mt Hotham via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Harrietville. Stop at the Mt Loch car-park about 2km before the Hotham Heights village.

The Region

The Mt Hotham area was affected by bushfires in February 2013 and this area of the Alpine National Park was closed as at 15 February 2013. It is essential that you check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information and details on park and track closures prior to visiting this area.

 

Total distance: 11012 m
Max elevation: 1821 m
Min elevation: 1650 m
Total climbing: 481 m
Total descent: -481 m
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