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Reply By: mountainman - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 10:05

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 10:05
Thats a bit hard to answer as the weather changes soo quick up there.
your best bet would be summer and hope for a picture perfect clear day with no rain.
just dont go expecting perfect weather for a pic... and maybe you might have a win and get a great photo in the end.
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Reply By: hooks - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:01

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:01
Hi HeyCharger,

Just returned from CH, we had great weather and magnificent views. From now on and particularly the Autumn has the most stable weather in the high country. Having said this though, you still need to be prepared. The 4WD tracks are more of a challenge when wet.
Bob.

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Reply By: dad1340 - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 22:00

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 22:00
We spent 2 weeks all over the High Country last November and found CH like Pit St. around lunchtime so we returned late about an hour before sunset and got some great shots.

Having said that, Autumn is the most likely period to be dry and stable but expect anything. Things can change quick. I was in Cabramurra once when we got a foot of snow at Xmas.

Just Take your time, drop those pressures and keep your camera handy. A beautiful part of the world.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 11:49

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 11:49
If you like seeing busy movie sets than have been burned down a few times and rebuilt by public tender then Craig's Hut is interesting. Especially as an example of how governments can waste money.

If you are looking for genuine High Country huts then you will be disappointed.
There are lots of other genuine Huts nearby. Bindaree, Lovocks, Bluff's Fry's etc. Not sure if King Hut has been rebuilt.

I am amazed how it cost the government $300,000 to rebuild it when most of the labour and materials were donated. You could build a nice 40 square home for that. It isn't even genuine to the original movie set any more. So it's a fake of a fake High Country Hut.
The real huts are fascinating.

Kryal Castle on the way from SA near Ballarat is about as genuine LOL.
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Follow Up By: dad1340 - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 18:59

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 18:59
Too true Boobook, but the tourist love it.
The High country is much more than CH; much more.

Also, if I was building a hut in mountain country it wouldn't be on an exposed ridge - ahhhh Hollywood.

Seriously though, the amount of small bush encroaching everywhere around the hut could mean another $300K forked out when the next fire comes through.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 21:56

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 21:56
In Vic high country tracks are usually seasonally closed for the winter; approx June to Oct inclusive.
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