Craig’s Hut – Mt Stirling VIC

    Craig’s Hut – Mt Stirling VIC

    Easter 2011

    Buttercup Rd Campgrounds

    – off Mt Buller Rd Merrijig VIC
    We were looking for a nice camping spot near to a major town with easy access to supplies. Yet close enough to Mt Stirling to explore Victoria’s high country huts, especially Craig’s Hut. Whilst scouting the area around Mansfield in February we discovered a couple of camps that not only had plenty of grass, but a fresh mountain stream. DSE have added drop toilets and allow DOGS – and by all accounts EXCELLENT

    The last of the two sites along Buttercup Rd No.3 & No. 4, both had great summer cooling-off spots in the creek on the northern boundary. With plenty of morning sun for those chilly early morning starts these were perfect.


    We chose No. 4, because the area was larger. And able to accommodate the tribe of Toyota 4wd’s with an array of campers & off-road caravans accompanying us on this trip.


    Mt Stirling

    Home to the famous Craig’s Hut from the Movie ‘Man from Snowy River’. Is an easy drive via Mt Stirling Rd. Turning right onto the Circuit Rd at Telephone Box Junction, and on up to Howqua Gap Hut.


    From here you can continue along the Circuit Rd or take the more challenging Clear Hills Track up from Howqua Gap hut to the Summit of Mt Stirling.

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    Summit Track

    Now that’s a view.
    From here you traverse the ridge-line across to Craig’s Hut via the Summit Track.


    Craig’s Hut

    Purpose built for the movie ‘Man from Snowy River’ in 1981, it was also the scene
    for the second movie in 1988, but had to be rebuilt after devastating bush fires in 2006.


    After leaving Craig’s Hut and the crowds take the Monument Track down to the Circuit Rd and turn off onto Bindaree Falls Rd.
    The falls have a platform underneath them . . . seriously cool standing under here.

    Bindaree Falls


    Back track to the Circuit Rd and continue on to the Howqua Hut junction.
    Turn left on to the Corn Trail which will take you around the back way to Mt Buller Village for a look around the ski resort.

    On your way home via the black stuff keep your eyes out for the Gnome Tree.