Grampians Major Mitchell Plateau Hike

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Fri 03/03/2017 - Sun 05/03/2017
All Day

Location
Grampians - Major Mitchell Plateau Hike

Organiser: Gavin John, Nadia Albrecht
Meet At: Adelaide Uni Cloisters
Cost: Camp Ground, Food Allowance, Fuel

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You asked and we delivered! AUMC will be running a trip to the Grampians National Park from Friday 3rd of March to Sunday 5th along the Major Mitchell Plateau.

Participants in this trip will require a moderate level of fitness and be self sufficient in supplies:

5x meals (2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner) and snacks

6L of water

Comfortable clothes

Hiking shoes, Runners (min)

Sleeping bag and tent.

 

UNSURE? We will get you through! If you are concerned about your ability to carry this equipment contacts us and we’ll find a way. Our job is to ensure you enjoy yourself.

Drive Time to Victoria – 5hrs

Hike Distance – Total 25.7km
Day 1: 12.7km (5hrs)
Day 2: 13km (5hrs)

Time: 2 days / 2 nights (Leaving Friday Evening)

Experience Required
Those considering this trip will need a moderate level of fitness and a strong determination to enjoy the view. (Refer above)

Camps:

Bordertown, (LOCATION DEPENDENT ON PEOPLE)

Jimmy Creek Camp Ground (ish)

Day One

Drive to Bordertown (5hrs)

The evening will begin around 4:30 at the cloisters where members will meet and be allocated into cars following a quick gear check. Dinner will likely follow at Tailem Bend and camp will be set late into the night at Bordertown.

Day Two

Sheep Hills Carpark to First Wannon Hiker Campsite (12.7km – 5 Hours)

This walk begins as a gentle stroll through a forest of Stringybark’s and Banksias before rising steadily to a ridge where you will be rewarded with great views of the neighboring ranges and valleys. Before the summit, we follow an old management vehicle track along the top of the range, the track narrows and descends to Boundary Gap. A steep rock scramble upwards brings you onto the Major Mitchell Plateau. After enjoying sunset on the cliff tops overlooking the valley we will make our way down the cliffs to a camp located among giant gum trees.

Day Three

First Wannon Hiker Campsite to Jimmy Creek Campground (13km – 5 Hours)

The track leaves the Major Mitchell Plateau and descends steeply to Stockyard Saddle; continue along a Management Vehicle Track that leads to a helipad. From the helipad, the walking track gradually winds downhill to Jimmy Creek Campground. From here we will load participants into vehicles and begin the drive home. ETA (it depends) is expected to be around 5:30 Sunday.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.