Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

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Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

Postby craigcom » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 1:57 pm

Hi all.
New here and am in need of some advice please. My family and I are looking at conquering Mt Feathertop this summer. We have completed a hike down at the Prom (Sealers Cove) and that was a challenge for the wife and one child. Mind you it was 35 degrees! I am trying to decide how best to get up and down to Fed Hut without causing too much stress. We will be camping overnight and returning the same way the next day. Which is easier on the knees? Also which is the most enjoyable route?
I would appreciate any advice please.
Thanks
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Re: Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

Postby north-north-west » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 2:58 pm

Bungalow is shorter but all uphill. Razorback is a far more enjoyable walk. Can you organise transport to do a loop? Get the best of both worlds that way.
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Re: Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

Postby craigcom » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 3:05 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Don't think I could organise transport. Sounds like Razorback will be the best option for the knees then. Many thanks again for the advice.
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Re: Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 3:19 pm

There's a bus from Harrietville at 1.45pm reaching Diamantina Hut at about 2.20pm. The bus usually stops on demand.
https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/line/4459/
This is a bit late and it may be hot. However, with daylight until late you should be able to reach Federation by about 7pm at the latest. You should get water from the Tom Kneen Track creek before dropping to the hut; the tank may be dry. Or you could camp a short way down the Diamantina Spur, a nice campsite. Water is needed for this, again from Tom Kneen.
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Re: Feathertop via Bungalow or Razorback?

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Wed 16 Jan, 2019 1:38 pm

I like the Northern Razorback route the best . You will need a 4 x 4 vehicle and a chainsaw. It is an easy day trip on foot from Stoney tops campsite. BYO water for the campsite. You will need clear weather because you will be going over the Northern Peak and true summit on an exposed and sometimes slightly unclear open route.
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