Mansfield Bushwalks offer a range of guided ‘pack-free’ short walks and local tours, ideal for all fitness levels and age groups. With the convenience of local pickup and drop-off, Mansfield Bushwalks experiences are a great way to spend a few hours or the day connecting with nature and discovering breathtaking scenery, before returning to the creature comforts of your Mansfield base.
Why not turn your walking adventure into a weekend or mid-week getaway? Combine your visit to Mansfield and surrounds with an accommodation package, a variety of upgrades and/ or a tailored itinerary.
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Board the bus and take a trip back in time. Walk along the river’s edge to view relics of the gold rush days and imagine how the early settlers lived in this harsh environment, while enjoying today’s beautiful scenery. Visit an historical hut from by-gone days and walk through a tunnel with water underfoot – if you are game. Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own or catering for additional costs). Family Friendly Non Smoking
Set in the natural bush, this is a rewarding steady and winding climb to the summit of Mount Timbertop. View the challenge ahead while travelling along the Mt Buller Road.
Gear up with decent walking shoes, water, snacks and a windcheater before following the well worn trail as it zigzags upwards from the base of the mountain. The path is well defined with a gradual ascent and a mostly single file track.
Take time to catch your breath and enjoy the natural beauty of the bush. From the first view point take a well earned rest and admire the incredible views stretching across the valley to The Paps and Lake Eildon.
The last 150 metres section is a short rocky scramble to the upper most plateau. Enjoy a snack while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the district while resting under the age old snow gums that only grow at high altitude.
Your guide shares interesting information about unique flora and fauna, vegetation and cloud formations.Family Friendly Non Smoking
A favourite with the locals due to its proximity to the Mansfield township and the good cardio workout it offers, this walk is rewarded with 360 degree breathtaking views of the valley including; Lake Eildon, Mansfield, surrounding farmland and the mountain ranges, including Buller, Stirling and Timbertop.
Water, energy snacks and a windcheater are recommended. It is steep and at times gravelly and is exposed to the elements as the 4WD track through the valleys are grassy rather than gum tree (bush) vegetation.
The kangaroos are numerous and the sights and smells are uniquely of the countryside.Family Friendly Non Smoking
Visit the beautiful township of Jamieson nestled between the gum covered mountains of the Great Dividing Range.
Choose a self-guided history trail within the township and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful area while enjoying a fresh roasted ‘Coffee Merchant’ coffee from the iconic Jamieson Store.
Then be guided along a short walk (1.5 hours) around the river before enjoying a picnic lunch/ barbecue on the banks of the river (bring your own or catering at additional costs). Bring your bathers and enjoy a swim or paddle.Family Friendly Non Smoking
This walk is wonderful, but not for the faint hearted. A steep ascent to the ridgeline following a gravel path. The actual ridge itself has scrambly places and is definitely not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo or a fear of heights. The ridge drops away dramatically on both sides and is at times challenging to move along.
We will reach a rock monument where the Summit of Mt Buller can be seen in the distance, and the challenge to reach it. A rocky descent into the valley is prevalent before the last rock scrambling section is completed to ensure you feel a huge sense of achievement when finally reaching the Lookout Station situated at the top of Mt Buller’s Summit.
From here it is a staircase descent to the bottom of the Summit ski run and a short walk, into the Village to share the experience over a well earned coffee at the Alzburg Hotel.
Travel involves organised transfers from Mansfield to the start of the walking track. Then pickup at Mt Buller Summit/Village and return to Mansfield.
Important: This walk is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.