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    Looking for the best backpacking in Victoria? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Victoria. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Victoria

    • Taggerty, Victoria

      Backpack the Cathedral Ranges

      7.5 mi / 3018.4 ft gain
      This is a great hike to introduce yourself to scrambling - most of the first day is up on the ridge.I have indicated below where this can be turned into a day hike, which is what a majority of the people we met on the hike were doing. The first day took us around 5 hours (6 kms) and the second da...
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    • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

      Backpack Wilson's Promontory

      34.4 mi / 5446.2 ft gain
      Wilson's Promontory, or "The Prom," is one of the most famous walks in Victoria, just 3.5 hours drive outside of Melbourne. The park has diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats, enchiladas, and possums. Make sure to also keep a lookout for snakes, which love to sun...
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    • Lorne, Victoria

      Backpack from Sheoak Falls to Sharps Track Camping Area

      6.8 mi / 656.2 ft gain
      The Otways National Park sits right on the Great Ocean Road, a stunning, lush park with lots of amazing tracks to explore. This track takes you through dense trees and walks along several stunning waterfalls.  Day One (4.8km) From Sheoak car park, follow the track up the hill towards Sheoak Falls...
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    • Harrietville, Victoria

      Summit Mt. Feathertop

      13.7 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
      Mt Feathertop is an iconic peak within the Victorian Alps. At the summit, spectacular 360 degree mountain views await as you stand over 1500m above the valleys below. There are two main access routes to the summit of Mt. Feathertop, Razorback Ridge from Mt. Hotham or the Bungalow Spur Track from ...
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    • Halls Gap, Victoria

      Backpack to Bugiga Hikers Camp

      10.7 mi / 2755.9 ft gain
      Starting in the town of Halls Gap, leave your car in the car park indicated on the map. From here, make your way west, away from the town and towards the forest. You will walk past the botanical gardens and wild kangaroos to the start of the trail. At the start of the trailhead, there is a fork. ...
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    • Tawonga, Victoria

      Backpack Mt Bogong

      17.1 mi / 4219.2 ft gain
      Mt Bogong sits at 1,986m and takes the crown for the highest peak in Victoria and 8th highest in Australia. The views both on the way up and at the top are amazing, especially once you pass the tree line. This hike is not only challenging because of its length and steepness nearing the top, but l...
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    • Iguana Creek, Victoria

      Backpack Mitchell River

      23.6 mi / 4986.9 ft gain
      The thing I loved the most about this hike is how isolated it was. It may have been the time of year, but in the spring I saw no one else on the trail for two days, though I did see snakes, monitors, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and many birds. Given it was springtime, the forest was full of wi...
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    • Baw Baw Village, Victoria

      Backpack from Mt Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks

      18.6 mi / 3933.7 ft gain
      Please note that the weather on this walk can change drastically, so be prepared for anything! The first day on our walk was +15 and sunny and we woke up to a blanket of snow and had to walk back in freezing temperatures. Please note that, depending on the year, you may need to buy a permit to dr...
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    • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

      Backpack Wilson's Promontory's Northern Circuit

      37.3 mi
      Most of the northern section of Wilson's Promontory is designated as a wilderness zone and as such there are vast sections of the park that have only sparse markers to guide the way. There are sections as well where you may need to cross creeks that are as high as 1.5m. Since this is a difficult ...
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    • Glenisla, Victoria

      Backpack to The Fortress and Mt Thackeray

      17.4 mi / 3937 ft gain
      In the summer, this hike can be extremely dry, so make sure to bring lots of water. There are some creeks that offer water, but they can be mere trickles at certain times of year (as we found out!). The first day of the hike is 6km. To start, head to the south section of the car park and follow t...
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