– 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 had added drop toilets to the camps and they also ALLOW DOGS – by all accounts any of these camps looked EXCELLENT
The last of the two sites along Buttercup Rd No.3 & No. 4, both had great cooling-off spots in the creek on the northern boundary. And with plenty of morning sun for those chilly early morning starts, Buttercup 4 was perfect.
We chose Buttercup 4, because the area was larger and set back form the road. It would also be able to accommodate the tribe of Toyota 4wd’s with an array of campers & off-road caravans that were accompanying us on this trip.
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.
Now that’s a view.
From here you traverse the ridge-line across to Craig’s Hut via the Summit Track.
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.
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.
Link to Mt Stirling and Craig’s Hut in WINTER Trip !!
Link to Blue Rag trip – Bright – Buckland Valley Camp – Porepunkah