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  • For the serious adventurer, these overnight backpacking bushwalks are an opportunity to immerse yourself in mountainous Wilderness and experience solitude and challenge.

  • Carry a full backpack into remote Wilderness Areas where no vehicle access is possible.

  • Group size is limited to 6 participants led by 2 experienced local bushwalking guides keen to share their love and knowledge of the mountains. You need to be fit and have a keen sense of adventure.


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Photo: Diana Cross

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Photo: Diana Cross

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Tali Karng Bushwalk
Graded: MODERATELY DIFFICULT (also Moderate option)

Wilderness Bushwalk (Backpacking)
Pack Weight 16-18kg

5 nights camping

For Adventurous walkers only!

This is an overnight backpacking bushwalk walking and camping away from vehicle support in rugged Alpine regions.

Tali Karng is a deep natural Lake, hidden away between fold of mountains at the head of the Wellington River.

This part of the Alpine National Park offers some challenging Wilderness Walking set in magnificent High Country scenery.

This walk explores the beautiful snowgum forests and open grassy plains of the Wellington Plateau before descending steeply to Tali Karng. We respect the wishes of the local indigenous community and do not camp at the lake.  Tali Karng is sacred to the Gunai Kurnai people and despite their strong connections to this country they do not visit the lake and ask visitors not to camp there overnight. 

Instead we camp on the ridge above and enjoy the lake by day with lots of quiet time on the lake shore. Surrounded by mountains explore, relax or enjoy a lazy swim taking in the serenity and very special atmosphere of the lake.
Reluctantly leaving Tali Karng we continue on down the Valley of Destruction to an overnight camp in the Wellington River Valley.  Our final leg follows the river downstream with over a dozen river crossings and passing delightful quiet pools as well as places where the river tumbles and gurgles over the rocks and pebbles. 
 
In addition you will walk through a forest of towering Alpine Ash, enjoy rock outcrops for views and delightful campsites amongst charismatic trees.
Moderate option carries backpacks on days 2 and 5 only, visiting the lake as a day walk and returns via the Wellington Plains not the river valley.

Maximum of 6 participants only.

This wilderness bushwalk is scheduled only when there is sufficient interest and demand.

Contact us to register your interest and to be notified of the next departure date.

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reedy creek

You need to be fit enough to carry a full backpack every day in steep rugged terrain, often without tracks.  There are not many places you can go walking at Easter and be unlikely to see other walkers, but Reedy Creek offers you this possiblity.

This wilderness bushwalk is scheduled only when there is sufficient interest and demand.

Contact us to register your interest and to be notified of the next departure date.

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4 day Reedy Creek Chasm Bushwalk
Graded: MODERATELY DIFFICULT

Wilderness Bushwalk, Pack Weight 15-18kg

3 nights camping

For adventurous walkers only!

Sit and gaze over rugged Wilderness one day and the next traverse the steep trackless terrain to discover Reedy Creek Chasm itself.  Then finish up with a quiet wander across a delightful sub-alpine plain on the last day.  Challenge, solitude, a sense of renewal and all to be found hiking in a glorious High County setting.

This bushwalk explores the little-known Buchan Headwaters Wilderness in the Alpine National Park.  With no major peaks to boast, this area sees few bushwalkers, however the chasm on Reedy Creek is a remarkable place and well worth the effort required. Here in this small but deep and narrow chasm, gaze skyward at the cliffs above and remark at the variety of ferns waving their fronds gently in the breeze.

 

reedy creek

 


6 Day Cobberas and Cowombat Flat Adventure
Graded: MODERATELY DIFFICULT

Wilderness Bushwalk (pack weight 15-18kg).
4 nights camping, 1 night accommodation.

For adventurous walkers only!

This is the most scenic of my bushwalks as we hike across the "spine" of the Cobberas Range , the second highest mountain range in Victoria .

Ascending Mt. Cobberas 1 at 1838m, you are rewarded with some of the finest 360 degree mountain views to be found anywhere. This is Wilderness walking at it's best.


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snowgums

This wilderness bushwalk is scheduled only when there is sufficient interest and demand.

Contact us to register your interest and to be notified of the next departure date.



Remote from civilisation, this sub-alpine Wilderness features rugged rocky peaks, splendid snowgum woodland and sub-alpine meadows with our only company being native wildlife and brumbies.

Reaching Cowombat Flat, the headwaters of the Murray River , we set up camp and explore the flat and surrounds. Here the mighty Murray River dividing Victoria from NSW, is barely a metre wide.

A leisurely pace throughout this bushwalk ensures ample time to appreciate the Wilderness, experience the true solitude and soak up the atmosphere.

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Too Difficult??

For day walks without packs go to Walking Ecotours

For short easy walks go to Easy Ecotours

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