Trek 7 - Mt Murray

Trek 7 mt murray

Trek 7 - Mt Murray

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)

9.8 km Twins Jeep track on Left

This entrance to Twins Jeep Track is from the Great Alpine Road 2 metres on the Bright side of the Dargo High Plains Road.Turn left onto Twins Jeep Track.

14.5 km Mt Murray Track Intersection

Turn left onto Mt Murray Track

2.2 km Mt Murray Campsite

Park you vehicle and enjoy the view. 

300 m Mt Murray Trig

This is a short walk on a formed track to the summit of Mt Murray with 360 degree views.(Photo opportunity)

2.2 km Twins Jeep Track on Right

Turn right onto Twins Jeep Track.

14.5 km Great Alpine Road Intersection

Turn right to return to Mt Hotham.OPTION – Turn left to Harrietville (19 km) and Bright (45 km)

9.8 km The General Store Mt Hotham

This is the end of this journey! 

Twins Jeep Tracks
Narrow track with no facility for overtaking/passing, containing ruts, water drainage mounds, uneven terrain, sharp bends, ascents and descents.

Mt Murray Track
 
Formed dirt road with reasonable overtaking/passing opportunities, containing sections of corrugations, uneven ground, steep ascents and descents, wash outs and/or potholes.

Mt Murray
Following the spine of the Great Dividing Range between the Gippsland Coast and inland Victoria, this trek is big picture alpine driving at its best.  Glimpse coast side into the wildernesses of Wongungarra and Wonnangatta valleys, first explored by the hardiest of gold prospectors.  Then cast your eyes inland over the Buckland valley, once the scene of a rush of over 6000 gold diggers and the infamous race riots which saw 2000 Chinese expelled from the valley in 1857.  This route also follows the path of the keen bushwalker, taking in part of the 655km Australian Alps Walking Track from Walhalla to Tharwa near Canberra.