Commencing in Corryong, resting place of "The Man from Snowy River", Jack Riley, this trip travels out Nariel and up into the mountains from there. From Upper Murray Ski Hut you proceed to Wheelers Creek Hut and over Mt Gibbo, on to Mt Pinnibar and down to Tom Groggin Station. Tom Groggin Station being the place it is believed A.B. "Banjo" Patterson is thought to have met Jack Riley and been inspired to write one of our most famous bush poems. After a night at Tom Groggin, explore the Davies Plain and Davies Plain Hut before exploring old gold mines at Limestone where you can still access some of the shafts. To cap it all off, have a look around Benambra and Omeo on the way home.
You could link this trek with trek by doing either in reverse to make a 1 ½ to 2 week trip around the best Victoria's High Country has to offer.
If you wish to do a longer trip, this trip could be linked with the trek note High Country - Mansfield to Harrietville.
To link the two, reverse this trip or High Country - Mansfield to Harrietville trek and travel the bitumen between St Bernards Hospice (just on Harrietville side of Hotham) and Omeo. Fuel at Omeo if you do this, there’s no fuel at Hotham.
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The environment is typical high country Victoria
, mountains, rivers and eucalypts. Dry and dusty tracks in summer, treacherous slippery tracks in some places
This area has some fascinating historical aspects. The route will take you through some of the high country that has become part of our mountain cattle heritage
over the past 150 years. Unsolved murders and high country huts, cattle stations which were surely the most remote in North East Victoria
, gold mining and aboriginal history abound. Parks Victoria
can provide information on this area but some of the best information can be found in books by Tor Holth and Harry Stephenson for Cattlemen & Huts, and Rob Christie on gold mining from your local library. Either read up before you go or during the trip but it will double the enjoyment factor and give you or your kids a far greater insight into some of Victoria
’s more fascinating history.