Australian Alps Walking Track...
670km Australian Alps Walking Track is undoubtedly the toughest long
distance walk in Australia!
It starts (or finishes) in Walhalla, a quaint ex-goldmining town, about 50kms from Moe in Victoria and finishes (or starts) at the Tharwa Visitor Centre, about 35kms south of the Canberra City Centre. There is no public transport to either end of the walking track.
Many sections of the walk were seriously affected by the 2002-3 bushfires that devastated much of Alpine and Kosciuszko national parks. The Victorian section is much tougher than the high country walking in Kosciuszko, especially the section of track (route) through the Razor – Viking Wilderness Area.
The walk is extremely daunting, so most people who want to complete the whole track, end up doing it in shorter manageable sections. Whether you intend to walk the complete track as an ‘end-to-ender’, or take the easier, more popular option of splitting it into manageable chunks, there are three distinct sections to the walk.
Section 1 Walhalla to Mt Hotham
Section 2 Mt Hotham to Thredbo
Section 3 Thredbo to Canberra.
|The first three days across the Baw Baw
Plateau are relatively easy.
Lyn and I were still feeling fresh as we prepare to leave Stronarch's Camp!
Be warned that some of the activities depicted on the following pages are habit forming!
Scroll down to see what six weeks of walking can do for you!
We both lost about 7kg doing the walk. And it was not because we didn't
have enough to eat! We ate extremely well - but it is a very tough walk!
The complete Australian Alps Walking Track notes are included in: Take A Walk in Kosciuszko National Park.