Howqua Feeder Walking Tracker

Howqua

Images from on or around the Howqua River in Victoria's Alpine National Park. Actually, the Howqua is just a handy place setter. There is no particular hike or bush walk I can use because there are a lot of hikes that start (or end) from the Howqua.

You can climb the range to the north and visit Mt Buller and Mt Stirling (and Craigs Hut, made famous in the movie "Man From Snowy River"). Or you can climb the range from Sheepyard Flat and visit Eagle Peaks. Or climb up Eight Mile Spur to The Bluff, Mt Eadley Stoney and then just keep going onwards to Mt Howitt. If it comes to that, you can walk upstream until the river becomes a little creek and then head up The Howqua Feeder Track to Mt Howitt. Or instead head up Stanley's Name Spur Walking Track to the Crosscut Saw and then visit Mt Howitt.

There is a round trip hike I describe in the track guide "The Howqua River - Mt McDonald - Mt Howitt circuit". You can read about it by clicking here. It starts at the Howqua River, takes you over to the Jamieson River and then up to The Alpine Walking Track via Mt McDonald. Then on to Mt Howitt, down to the head waters of the Howqua River and then an easy walk down river.

If you are looking for a very easy hike I would recommend simply walking up the Howqua River from Eight Mile Flat to The Upper Howqua Camping Area and back again. You pass plenty of camping spots such as Ritchies Hut, Pikes Flat, Bindaree Hut and the Upper Howqua so you can stay at different campsites on the way there and back. All of the camp sites I mentioned have pit toilets and lovely spots to pitch a tent (don't depend on a hut as they are often full). There is also fantastic trout fishing in the Howqua if you are in to fishing.