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Stirling Buller Base Camp Hike

Days

4

Grade

4

Distance

50km

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Overview

These wonderful trips are designed to give the overnight hiker an opportunity to explore beyond the reach of just a day walk, without the anxiety of a long day carrying a heavy rucksack. They involve a pack carry on the first day, then two or three day walks with just your small bag and heading back to  your standing base camp each night. We have a range of destinations available, from the wilds of Tassie to the Victorian High Plains and they are a wonderful opportunity to blend your love of the outdoors and the challenge of a multi-night tent experience without being too far from the safety and security that a base camp can provide.

This particular trip is based in the High Country on Mt Stirling, walking just 7km in with our big packs, setting up a base camp and then doing our longer day walks. We will explore some of the best of our high country mountains, staying high on ridgelines and forest trails, plus taking in the views. But the best thing is by setting up a base camp, we carry daypacks each day and return from our walks tired and hungry to our established camp – bliss! All of this plus the yummy fresh food and the support you have come to expect from Take Shape Adventures.
You don’t necessarily need prior hiking experience but you will need to be ready to sleep in a tent for multiple nights and be able to walk the required distance each day for four days in a row, including two pack carry days. We’d love to see you on this exciting experience to take your day walking or overnight hiking to a new level and head into the wilds with the security of a base camp and our supportive and experienced staff.

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No hassle, no stress

Itinerary, accommodation, food...TSA has it covered! Join us on this adventure without the stress of organisation so you can focus on getting the most out of your trip.

Expert guidance

Highly trained and experienced tour guides who bring the adventures to life. Our guides are remote first-aid trained and carry powerful UHF radios, PLBs, and first-aid kits.

Great community

Create long-lasting connections and friendships with like-minded people. Our community is one of the largest hiking communities in Australia and we're growing every year!

Hiking and scenery

Experience the best wildlife, scenery, and trails around the world. We take you on the paths less travelled to create unforgettable memories.

Tour Highlights

  • All delicious home cooked nutritional meals.
  • Hike some of Victorian High Countries best known spots
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement
  • Supported by Take Shape adventures awesome guides

What's Included

  • Overnight hiking gear if you require it (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Rucksack)
  • Full catering, dinner, lunches and snacks including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides
  • 7km pack carry into base camp at King Spur Hut. 6km exit walk
  • Set up a standing camp for the next 3 nights
  • Two days of exploring some of the best sections of the high plains
  • Walking over the summits of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling 
  • Spectacular scenery over high country plains
  • Visiting the famous Craigs Hut 

Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1
Included:
Tent
Lunch
Dinner
We’ll meet at Telephone box junction on Mt Stirling for a bite to eat and a welcome briefing. We’ll go over gear, distribute food and ensure everyone is set for the four days out. The early afternoon will be a full pack carry of about 7km on some wide open forest trails up to the lovely camping area beside King Spur Hut where we will set up our tents at our base camps and relax. There will be time for an afternoon cup of tea and a wander around.
Day 2 Day 2
Included:
Tent
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Today’s day walk (13km)will set off after breakfast towards the famous Craigs Hut and The Monument. This day out contains a mixture of 4wd track and forest trails and is perfect for a day out. You'll have lunch and snacks on the trail, before returning to our base camp in the afternoon for a rest and a delicious dinner. This walk is a perfect distance to have a day out in the high country with incredible scenery all day.
Day 3 Day 3
Included:
Tent
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Today’s long walk (24km) will take in another mountain, more famous for winter skiing but with equally impressive summer views from the summit of Mt Buller. Head over the open summits and enclosed forest trails on the way there and back. You’ll have another lunch on the trail (maybe get a sneaky coffee) before returning during the late afternoon over the simply stunning open summit of Mt Stirling to the security of your already established base camp and another fantastic hearty dinner.
Day 4 Day 4
Included:
None
Breakfast
Lunch
Today is pack and go day. We’ll jump out of our sleeping bags with a spring in the step (after three days of walking already!) and pack up tents and gear before starting the mostly downhill 8km route back to the vehicles. This gently graded walk is perfect for those tired legs and lets you take in the last of the wonderful views. A last lunch back at Telephone box junction will give you a chance to reflect on an awesome few days before you make your way back home.

Food

All food is included plus snacks. We prepare all meals before the trip so you won't be eating cardboard, packaged food. We serve hot food for dinners and lunch will be a substantial salad, with some protein and wraps. And, yes, we have coffee (woo hoo). We also provide snacks along the trail, this might be orange slices, lollies, protein balls or lemon slice.

Where we're going

Mt Stirling VIC 3723

What our adventurers have said

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