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Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Mr Bean » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:34 am

My partner and I are planning a 3-4 day walk around the Mt Feathertop region over the Melbourne Cup weekend. We have a question about the Bon Accord Track and camping (and water access). Our options are.....

A medium 3 day option is:
Diamantina Hut -> Razorback to Fed hut (night 1 camp)
-> Razorback down Diamantina Spur -> Dibbins hut (night 2 camp)
-> up Swindlers Spur and over Mt Hotham, back to the car at Diamantina Hut.

A harder 4 day option, which we would prefer, but I'm not sure about the camp location for day 3, is:
Harrietville -> Bungalow Spur -> Fed hut (night 1 camp)
-> Razorback down Diamantina Spur -> Dibbins hut (night 2 camp)
-> up Swindlers Spur and over Mt Hotham -> head down Bon Accord Spur (night 3 camp ** is there a reasonable camp site with water along this section? **)
-> back to the car at Harrietville.

I have walked most tracks in that region, but Bon Accord is one that has always been missed by me.
Thanks.
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Drummo62 » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 12:08 pm

It is a great 3 or 4 day walk. Some options on this thread viewtopic.php?f=37&t=27560

I did almost the same loop you are proposing in Feb this year but Day 3 was Dibbins - Hotham - Razorback - Fed Hut. Day 4 was then back down Bungalow to Harrietville.
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Mr Bean » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 12:36 pm

Drummo62 wrote:I did almost the same loop you are proposing in Feb this year but Day 3 was Dibbins - Hotham - Razorback - Fed Hut. Day 4 was then back down Bungalow to Harrietville.


Thanks for that Drummo62. That route you mention was an option, but I thought Bon Accord might be worth a go. Searching this site (after my initial post) did pull up this...... viewtopic.php?f=46&t=17064
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Xplora » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 5:36 am

You would probably find yourself doing all of Bon Accord and not camping. The better camping is toward the top and you could be there early in the day. Otherwise the plan is good. The 3 day option needs no tweeking.
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Mr Bean » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 9:24 am

Thanks Xplora, I did wonder if the BA route was doable in one day. Depending on how we are travelling, and we may just dawdle between Dibbins and Diamantina (climb Mt Loch, explore the area a bit, etc), and get water in the gully below the hut at Diamantina, then camp at the BA hit site. My partner seems content NOT to head home, and would rather sit at the top of a mountain, or near one ;)
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby Xplora » Sat 13 Oct, 2018 4:42 am

Mr Bean wrote:Thanks Xplora, I did wonder if the BA route was doable in one day. Depending on how we are travelling, and we may just dawdle between Dibbins and Diamantina (climb Mt Loch, explore the area a bit, etc), and get water in the gully below the hut at Diamantina, then camp at the BA hit site. My partner seems content NOT to head home, and would rather sit at the top of a mountain, or near one ;)


Walks with no time pressure are great. Fed hut to Dibbins is not a hard day either and you can do Feathertop in the morning plus a side trip to MUMC hut if you like. BA spur is long and better to do without time pressure. Still very doable in a day from Dibbins. There will should also be the odd bit of snow about to enhance the photos but no enough to make the going tough.
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Re: Feathertop region 4 day walk

Postby scroggin » Thu 18 Oct, 2018 9:15 pm

A 3 day walk ive done previously was Mt Loch carpark to Federation hut via Razorback and visiting Feathertop. To Towonga Huts via Diamantina Spur and Western Hut and up mt Jaithmathang. Then back to the carpark following the AWT visiting mt Jim and Loch along the way.you coild easily turn it into a four dayer
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