Cobungra Ditch

cobungra ditch

Length: 17km circuit. Approximately 7hrs. Grade 3, mostly level, formed track with some steps.  Some bushwalking experience recommended.  

Length: 17km circuit. Approximately 7hrs. Grade 3, mostly level, formed track with some steps.  Some bushwalking experience recommended.  

The Cobungra Ditch Walk can be done as a one-way 12.5km walk or completed as an 17km circuit (via the Brabralung Trail and Brandy Ck Link Tk). Alternatively  the East & West Access tracks on The Big Spur can create shorter circuits.The northern end of the walk is accessible from the Great Alpine Road via the Davenport Access Track, Hotham Village.  Whilst the southern end of the track is accessible from Brandy Creek, halfway between Hotham and Dinner Plain. 

The Ditch takes walkers on a journey on how this water race was constructed and used. This walk is a must-do for all visitors.  See Track Notes for more details.

Cobungra Ditch Track Notes

The Cobungra Ditch Walking Track follows the course of an abandoned water race, a ruin from the gold mining era of the district. Literally carved through the steep mountain ranges and retained for much of its length by an impressive dry-stone wall, this engineering wonder once conveyed a stream of water 10.5km to the hydraulic sluicing operations of the Cobungra Gold Mining Company (GMCo.).