Trek 5 - White Timber Spur
WHITE TIMBER SPUR, RED CARRIAGE, BASALT KNOB, TALBOTVILLE, GRANT, DARGO
Start The General Store
Head North on the Great Alpine Road heading towards Harrietville and Bright.There are numerous lookouts along the way. (Toilets inside the 24H Transit Lounge - Mt Hotham Resort Management Office).
9.7 km Dargo High Plains Road on Left
Turn left onto Dargo High Plains Road.
17.5 km King Spur Track on Left
Stay on Dargo High Plains Road.OPTION – Turn left onto King Spur Track, keep left through clearing and travel 200 m to Lankey Plain Hut. Return to Dargo High Plains Rd.
10.4 km Ritchie Road on Right
Little Woman’s Grave on left opposite road junction. Turn right onto Ritchie Road.(Photo Opportunity)
9.7 km Thirty Five Mile Creek Campsite
Stay on Ritchie Road.
11.7 km Whisky Bottle Flat Campsite
Stay on Ritchie Road
6.7 km Basalt Knob North Track Intersection
Turn left onto Basalt Knob Road. Visit the Red Train Carriage on left at intersection.(Photo opportunity).
6.4 km Wongungarra Track on Right
Stay on Basalt Knob Track.
9.9 km Brewery Creek Track on Right
Turn right onto Brewery Creek Track.
16.5 km Crooked River Crossing
Cross Crooked River and keep left.CAUTION – ALWAYS check water crossing for depth, flow and obstacles before proceeding. If your are unsure, then turn around.
250 m Talbotville Camping Area
Explore the area. When you are ready return to Crooked River crossing (returning the way you arrived) and turn left onto Crooked River Track.
2.8 km Racecourse Track Junction
Keep left on Crooked River Track.
100 m Collingwood Spur Track on Left
Turn left onto Collingwood Spur Track.
6.4 km McMillan Road Intersection
Turn right onto McMillan Road.
1.6 km Grant Track on Left
Turn left onto Grant Track.
600 m Grant Historical Area Information
Explore the area. When you are ready, return to McMillan Road via the left fork in Grant Track.
350 m McMillan Road Intersection
Turn left onto McMillan Road.
1.3 km Grant Cemetery on Left
Park where safe and explore the historic cemetery. When you are ready, continue on McMillan Road.
3.9 km Dargo High Plains Road Intersection
Turn left onto Dargo High Plains Road.OPTION – Turn right to Dargo (16.7 km).(Fuel, food, shop and toilets)
53.0 km Great Alpine Road Intersection
Turn right to return to Mt Hotham.OPTION – Turn left to Harrietville (19 km) and Bright (45 km)
9.7 km The General Store Mt Hotham
This is the end of this journey!