Treking Australia, The Hume and Hovell Walking Track


dsc02528.JPGGot your ticket to to Oz in your hot little hands and looking for a really unique Aussie adventure? Wanting to experience some fair dinkum Aussie grass lands, mountains and national parks?? I guarantee- none or very few of your friends would have done this Trek! The Hume and Hovell Walking Trak follows the famous footsteps of Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their expedition to Port Phillip in 1824. Going through some of the most scenic parts of NSW, the well marked and well organized walking track runs over 440 K between Yass and Albury NSW. The track has campgrounds complete with grilling and bathroom facilities conveniently spaced 1 days walk all along the way.

For the less adventurous of heart, the time constrained, or even those just looking for a bit of camping, the three major track heads offer excellent car based camping and great day hikes. You can do all or even parts of the walk depending on your schedule- allow for 24 days to complete the entire hike, but there are plenty of 1, 2, and 3 day itineraries to keep the weekend warrior happy.

How to get there: You can of course drive yourself to a track head and do an out and back, however, there is public transport available to Yass, Tumut, Tumbarumbra and Albury from most major cities. There are plenty of Hostel and budget accommodation available in each of those cities. For further information call 02 6937 2700 or email [email protected]

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dsc02521.JPGThe track starts at Cooma Cottage on the outskirts of Yass and finishes at the Hovell Tree on the banks of the Murray River in Albury. It has three track heads (major access points and are ideal for car-based camping) approximately 100 kms apart – James Fitzpatrick at Wee Jasper, Thomas Boyd on the Goobarragandra River 23 kms from Tumut and Henry Angel on Burra Creek near Tumbarumba.