The Razorback Mt Hotham

Hotham Heights Victoria 3741

  • Walk type:
  • Grade: Grade 4
  • Distance: 22 km
Walk Description

If it’s epic views you want, this bucket-list hike delivers from the first step.

The inspiring – sometimes challenging – 22km return hike treads a spectacular path across the ridgeline from Diamantina Hut to Mt Feathertop, Victoria’s second- highest peak (1922m).

Follow the sharp, craggy spine through open snow grass and snow gum woodlands and over
the rocky bluffs of Twin Knobs to Mt Feathertop beyond. Do it in a day, or camp at Federation Hut and sleep under the stars.

The Razorback walking track begins at the Diamantina Hut, 2.5 km before Hotham Village on the Harrietville side. The route is generally above the tree line, meaning you can enjoy sweeping mountain views for much of the walk.

The Razorback intersects with the Bon Accord Spur track about 1 km from the start and then intersects the Bungalow Spur Track 1.5 km from the summit of Mount Feathertop at a site called The Cross. The final climb to Mount Feathertop summit is steep but rewarding.

Return by the same route or, if you have made suitable transport arrangements, walk down to Harrietville via the Bungalow Spur Track.

Please be aware that the ridge is very exposed and should be not be crossed in unsettled or bad weather. Weather conditions in the mountains can change quickly so always pack suitable clothing.

The best time to visit Mount Feathertop is between November and April.