Bushwalking – Mt. Feathertop (via Bungalow Spur)

mt feathertop

A classic Victorian walk, on a beautiful but cold Easter Saturday 2006. The route taken was the most popular ascent – up and down the Bungalow Spur from Harrietville. At 1922m, Mt Feathertop is Victoria’s second highest mountain (the highest is Mt Bogong at 1986m), but the most Alpine like.

The weather held up almost until the summit; alas for the final ascent the clouds closed in and there was no view.

Walk date: April 15, 2006
Time/level: 1 day, moderate (allow 6-8 hours), approx 22km
Map: Bogong Alpine Area, Outdoor Leisure Map (1:50,000)
My rating: A. Despite the lack of a view from the summit, a great walk with the crisp, cold weather being a welcome change.

This pdf at the Parks Victoria website has good track notes for this walk.


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old feathertop hut site bungalow spur ovens valley cold feathertop summit

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Welcome to walkweb

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I’ve been a keen bushwalker for 20 years. With the explosion in the number of blogs on the ‘net it seemed an apposite time to add my small contribution. This site is for all those who enjoy exploring the world on foot, and will concentrate on those areas I know well – currently the North East of Victoria in Australia and the Peak and Lake Districts in England.