Whether you’re after a quick overnight hike, or are keen to stretch those legs for anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, Victoria has an epic hike for you to tackle.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Countries on which these adventures take place who have occupied and cared for thess lands and waters for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

 

The 9 Best Multiday Hikes Victoria has to Offer:

1. Mt Hotham to Mt Bogong (via Mt Feathertop)
2. The Bluff to Mt Cobbler
3. Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit
4. The Wilderness Coast Walk
5. Great Ocean Walk
6. The Grand Strezlecki Track
7. Grampians Peaks Trails
8. Great South West Walk
9. The Australian Alps Walking Track

 

These are nine of the best multiday hikes in Victoria that trek through some of the most stunning national parks and diverse landscapes in the state.

Heads up! A pretty rough fire season has led to parts of these tracks being closed. Always check local alerts for the most up to date information on track status and conditions.

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1. Mt Hotham to Mt Bogong (via Mt Feathertop)

Where: Alpine National Park
Distance: Roughly 60km
Time: 4 days

The Mt Hotham to Falls Creek crossing (37km) is becoming well known as a popular hike, but why not extend your trip to take in other premier sections of the Victorian High Country that are less well-travelled? Like Mt Hotham to Warkwoolowler / Mt Bogong?

For the adventurous, instead of taking the B-line towards Falls Creek, head off across the picturesque Razorback Ridge Track to Victoria’s most impressive mountain, Mt Feathertop.

From the summit you can spot Warkwoolowler / Mt Bogong in the distance, only a few days’ walk away. The trail then heads down the steep, rough and rarely used Diamantina Spur to the West Kiwea River.

Follow this track upriver to Dibbins Hut and then all you have to do is follow the Australian Alps Walking Track across the High Plains to Warkwoolowler / Mt Bogong, relishing in the beauty of the spectacular Alpine National Park.

 

Lachie Thomas mountains victoria sunset sunrise Mt. Bogong

 

2. The Bluff to Mt Cobbler

Where: Alpine National Park
Distance: 69km, depending on side trips
Time: 4-5 days

The Bluff to Mt Cobbler section of the Australian Alps Walking Track is among the most spectacular of the entire trail and is an absolute must for any mountain lover. A car shuffle will need to be pre-organised unless you want to walk back the way you came (not a bad option actually).

Nonetheless, this hike will take you over some of Victoria’s highest peaks, along impressive escarpments, across steep ridgelines and provide spectacular views almost the entire hike. It’s a beautiful part of the world and something you definitely do not want to miss.

Update: The Buller Huts Trail is now open! 96km, 7 days, and a bunch of stunning huts to visit and mountains to summit along the way!

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3. Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit

Where: Wilsons Promontory National Park
Distance: 41.5 km
Time: 3 days

The Wilsons Prom Southern Circuit is an absolute classic! In fact this multi-day hike is more or less a rite of passage for all outdoor-loving Victorians and it’s no secret that you should do it too!

The Southern Circuit from Tidal River to Telegraph Saddle via Little Waterloo Bay and Sealers Cove is most commonly hiked due to its renowned pristine beaches. But if you’re up for a slightly off the beaten track adventure in the park then the Northern Circuit is for you as it’s significantly less visited.

Regardless of where you decide to go, Wilsons Promontory National Park is full to the brim of incredible scenery, including huge granite mountains, rainforests, and an extensive rugged coastline. Just remember to book campsites early if you’re planning to hike here because it gets busy.

Check out the Eastern Circuit if you’re keen to get even more secluded in Wilsons Promontory National Park!

Read more: Remember to leave no trace!

 

Little Waterloo Bay | @thetantrap

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4. The Wilderness Coast Walk

Where: Croajingolong National Park
Distance: 100km
Time: 5-7 days

Situated in the top right-hand corner of Victoria, the Wilderness Coast Walk in Croajingolong National Park, traverses 100km of rarely visited and pristine coastline. The track typically takes 5-7 days to hike the whole thing, however it’s possible to complete this walk in sections if required.

This length of the East Coast is utterly unique and is one of the few truly remote wilderness hiking regions of Victoria.

Bookings are required for campsites along the trail. Also, as this region has been declared a wilderness area, minimal impact bushwalking is strongly encouraged, especially within Croajingolong National Park itself.

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5. Great Ocean Walk

Where: Great Ocean Road
Distance: 98.3km
Time: 6-8 days

It’s no secret that the Great Ocean Road is heavily congested and filled with tourist buses. So why not lace up your boots, and get to know this iconic coastline on your own two feet without having to deal with the crowds?

The Great Ocean Walk will not only take you past the most notable attractions along the road but it’ll take you along kilometres of untouched beaches and through remnant rainforest inaccessible by vehicles. And it all wraps up right by the Twelve Apostles! There’s no better way to explore this region, and in the company of some good friends, this is indeed a top Victorian multi-day hike.

The Great Ocean Walk requires bookings, so make sure you plan ahead!

 

 

6. The Grand Strezlecki Track

Where: Morwell National Park and Tarra-Bulga National Park, Southern Gippsland
Distance: Up to 100km
Time: Various

The Grand Strezlecki Track is a little known trail that opened in 2012 and will take you through some of the most spectacular national parks in Southern Gippsland.

At 100km long, the track starts in amongst the koala-filled eucalypt forests of Morwell National Park before winding its way across the plains and climbing up into the stunning rainforest of Tarra-Bulga National Park. This sub-tropical rainforest is rarely visited but is so beautiful that you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the Otways on the Great Ocean Road.

The Grand Strezlecki Track is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and the track helps to sustain some of the small communities it passes through, making this a beautiful walk that also supports small rural communities.

 

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Tarra-Bulga National Park

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7. Grampians Peaks Trails

Where: Gariwerd / Grampians National Park
Distance: 160km
Time: 13 days

In the western part of Victoria, you’ll find the impressive sandstone mountains of Gariwerd / Grampians National Park rising up and towering above the otherwise flat landscape. This unique national park is soon to be home to the iconic Grampians Peaks Trail; the first section of the trail has already been completed and offers a 36km loop through Grampians National Park.

Leaving from Halls Gap, the Pinnacle to Mt Rosea section encompasses incredible rock formations, stunning views, and is rich in Aboriginal culture. Once construction of the entire track is completed, the Grampians Peaks Trail will become an epic 13 day hike that takes in all the best regions of the incredible Gariwerd /Grampians National Park.

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8. Great South West Walk

Where: Portland
Distance: 250km loop!
Time: 14 days

Starting in the small coastal town of Portland you can tackle the entire 250km Great South West Walk in one awesome trip or in small sections – but believe us when we say that every single kilometre is well and truly worth it.

The coastal scenery changes every day and you’ll be walking past everything from sand dunes to coastal cliffs, from the Glenelg River to freshwater lakes. And if you time it right, you might even spot some Blue or Southern Right whales playing just offshore.

This rugged coastline draws many parallels with that of the Great Ocean Road, only very few people visit the area. You’ll likely have much of the walk to yourself to enjoy, making for a very special trip.

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9. The Australian Alps Walking Track

Where: Australian Alps
Distance: 655km
Time: 40-50 days

The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long-distance track that winds its way along the Great Dividing Range for 655km from Walhalla in South Eastern Victoria to Tharwa, ACT.

The impressive feat of walking the entire Australian Alps Walking Track generally takes about 40-50 days and navigates hikers through all the best sections of the Alpine Region.

Kudos to you if you can make time to undertake this epic trail, but for everyone else, you can simply pick any section of this trail to complete and you won’t be disappointed in the slightest.

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There you have it! The best multiday hikes you’ll find in Victoria. From the Grampians National Park in the west to Croajingolong National Park on the far East Coast, Victoria is brimming with diverse landscapes waiting for you to explore on a multi-day hike as soon as possible!

Multiday Hikes Victoria FAQs

What is a multiday hike?

A multiday hike is kind of like a few day hikes strung together in a row. Except instead of jumping in the car and heading home to bed at the end of the day, you arrive at a campground, set up your tent, and sleep under the stars!

The next morning you wake up, pack up your tent and bag, and walk on to the next campground.

Some multiday hikes are circuit hikes where you start and end at the same point. Other multiday hikes are end-to-end hikes where you start at the trailhead and finish in a completely different spot (you’ll need to figure out your way home before you head out!).

What gear do I need for a multiday hike?

The gear needed for a multiday hike differs depending on the environment you’re hiking in, how long the hike is, and whether accommodation and food are available along the way.

However as a starting guide, for most multiday hikes, Explorers will need;

  • Hiking pack (Around 60L)
  • 2L water bladder (and the water of course)
  • Lightweight hiking tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Lightweight hiking stove
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Meals & snacks
  • First aid kit
  • PLB
  • Headtorch
  • Map & compass

Check out our full packing list for overnight hikes before you head out on your next adventure!

How do I prepare for a multiday hike?

Before heading out on a multiday hike there are a few essential things you need to do;

  • Research the route – What’s the climate like this time of year? How difficult is the track and how far do you have to walk each day?
  • Check your gear – Do you have all the gear you need for the hike? Check to make sure it’s still in working condition
  • Submit a Trip Intention Form – Fill out a Trip Intention Form before you leave either with the police or local national parks group. Tell someone else you know the details of your trip and when you expect to be back
  • Hire a PLB – Make sure you’ve got a personal locator beacon on you. You can borrow them from the local police station or national parks offices

When’s the best time to go on a multiday hike?

Choosing when to go on a multiday hike heavily depends on the climate and environment you’re planning on heading to.

In alpine areas like Alpine National Park, taking on multiday hikes in the middle of winter requires a lot more planning and winter-appropriate gear. If you’re not confident, don’t go!

Similarly, at the height of summer, some areas, like Grampians National Park that are quite exposed can reach dangerously high temperatures. Additional care and protection need to be taken, including carrying extra water, covering up, and walking early and late in the day.

Leave No Trace

At We Are Explorers it’s no secret we love our natural places – and we want to keep them that way, natural. We’re strong supporters of the Leave No Trace principles, which means leaving nature just how you found it.

 

Feature photo by @thetantrap