Mount Feathertop via Razorback Track
Gunaikurnai, Dhudoroa and the Jaithmathang Country

8 h, 11 h 30 min to 2 days
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
2 days

21.9 km
return

↑ 1182 m
↓ -1182 m

Hard track
The Mount Feathertop via Razorback Track starts at the Great Alpine Road, norhwest of Hotham Heights, following the Razorback Track to Mount Feathertop. Enjoy the view across the Bogong High Plains where you can also watch birds. Relax and rest in the Federation Hut camping area spending a spectacular starry night and take a selfie on Mount Feathertop. The weather can be extreme on this track. Expect snow coving the track in winter and spring. It is very exposed so make sure you have sun protection and a waterproof jacket. The water tank at the Federation do dry up so be prepared. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gunaikurnai, Dhudoroa and the Jaithmathang people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Razorback Track & Great Alpine Road (-36.9761196,147.1216857)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hume Freeway, M31
  • Turn on to Great Alpine Road Offramp then drive for 620 m
  • Keep right onto Great Alpine Road Offramp and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn right onto Great Alpine Road, B500 and drive for another 41.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Myrtle Street, B500 and drive for another 390 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Myrtle Street, B500 and drive for another 23.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Great Alpine Road, B500 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gavan Street, B500 and drive for another 52.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
It only takes 20 minutes (27km) to drive from Harrietville and a 1h35m (128km) from Wangaratta. Take care as the road gets steep and exposed along the way. From the parking area on the side of the Great Alpine Road, northwest of Hotham Heights, (just below Diamantina Hut), follow the 'Razorback -Mt Feathertop' sign (away from the road and hut). The track initially leads downhill and then follows the Razorback Track up north.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Razorback Track & Great Alpine Road Start heading along Razorback Track (a walking track).
Diamantina Hut (about 55 m back from the start).
After 105 m pass the car park (20 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 560 m continue straight, to head along Razorback Track.
After another 600 m pass the summit (on your right).
At the intersection of Razorback Track & Bon Accord Walking Track veer right, to head along Razorback Track.
After another 590 m continue straight, to head along Razorback Track.
After another 4.9 km (at the intersection of Razorback Track & Champion Spur Track) continue straight, to head along Razorback Track.
After another 250 m pass the summit (6 m on your left).
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Diamantina Spur Walking Track & Razorback Track) continue straight, to head along Razorback Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Federation Hut camping area and toilet. Well worth a visit and camping out. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Razorback Track & Bungalow Spur Track) turn right, to head along Razorback Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to a natural spring along the North West Spur via the Tom Kneen Track. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 350 m (at the intersection of Razorback Track & Tom Kneen Track) continue straight.
After another 990 m come to "Mount Feathertop".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 11 km to get back to the start.

Side trip to Federation Hut camping area and toilet. Well worth a visit and camping out.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Razorback Track & Bungalow Spur Track Start heading along Bungalow Spur Track (a walking track).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Bungalow Spur Track.
After another 420 m come to a camp site.
Veer left.
After another 8 m come to "Federation Hut".
About 10 m past the end is a water tap.
About 30 m past the end is a toilet.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 440 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to a natural spring along the North West Spur via the Tom Kneen Track.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Summit Track & Tom Kneen Track Start heading along Tom Kneen Track (a walking track).
After another 510 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 510 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Mount Feathertop via Razorback Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 21.9 km
Time 8 h, 11 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 9.6 km (plus an extra 450 m along side route) from the start.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 7.6 km apart with the largest gap of 12.7 km.

Toilet: There is one 9.6 km (plus an extra 450 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
-54 mDiamantina Hut
Camp site
9.6 km[camp site]
Shelter
9.6 kmFederation Hut
Toilet
9.6 km[toilet]
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