Mansfield Bushwalks

42 Hunter Street, Mansfield, Victoria, 3722MAP

  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Half Day or Less
  • Sightseeing Tours

Mansfield Bushwalks offer a range of guided ‘pack-free’ short walks and local tours, ideal for all fitness levels and age groups. With the convenience of local pickup and drop-off, Mansfield Bushwalks experiences are a great way to spend a few hours or the day connecting with nature and discovering breathtaking scenery, before returning to the creature comforts of your Mansfield base.

Why not turn your walking adventure into a weekend or mid-week getaway? Combine your visit to Mansfield and surrounds with an accommodation package, a variety of upgrades and/ or a tailored itinerary.

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This exploration trip will take you back in history to the days of the gold rush era. The history of our region is mingled with the native bush, with relics of the past to be observed along the way. A variety of short walks on well-formed paths are part of the tour, though participants may choose to spend time relaxing on the riverbank.

The day will ensure participants see one/several huts of the High Country; a tunnel dug to assist in the search for gold; native Australian bush landscapes (flora and fauna); a river of the High Country and relics of the gold rush era.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own or catering for additional costs). ​

Approximately eight hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • Basic

Set in the natural bush, this is a rewarding steady and winding climb to the summit of Mount Timbertop. View the challenge ahead while travelling along the Mt Buller Road.

Gear up with decent walking shoes, water, snacks and a windcheater before following the well worn trail as it zigzags upwards from the base of the mountain. The path is well defined with a gradual ascent and a mostly single file track.

Take time to catch your breath and enjoy the natural beauty of the bush. From the first viewpoint take a well-earned rest and admire the incredible views stretching across the valley to The Paps and Lake Eildon.

Approximately four hours including travel time.

The last 150 metres section is a short rocky scramble to the uppermost plateau. Enjoy a snack while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the district while resting under the age-old snow gums that only grow at high altitude. ​

Your guide shares interesting information about unique flora and fauna, vegetation and cloud formations.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • Moderate

A favourite with the locals due to its proximity to the Mansfield township and the good cardio workout it offers, this walk is rewarded with 360 degree breathtaking views of the valley including; Lake Eildon, Mansfield, surrounding farmland and the mountain ranges, including Buller, Stirling and Timbertop.

Water, energy snacks and a windcheater are recommended. It is steep and at times gravelly and is exposed to the elements as the 4WD track through the valleys are grassy rather than gum tree (bush) vegetation.

The kangaroos are numerous and the sights and smells are unique of the countryside.

Approximately three hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Visit the beautiful township of Jamieson nestled between the gum covered mountains of the Great Dividing Range.

Choose a self-guided history trail within the township and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful area while enjoying a fresh roasted ‘Coffee Merchant’ coffee from the iconic Jamieson Store. The Jamieson Brewery is also on hand for a cold one.

Then be guided along a short walk (1.5 hours) around the river before enjoying a picnic lunch/ barbecue on the banks of the river (bring your own or catering at additional costs). Bring your bathers and enjoy a swim or paddle.

Approximately five hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Basic

This walk is wonderful, but not for the faint-hearted. A steep ascent to the ridgeline following a gravel path. The actual ridge itself has scrambly places and is definitely not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo or a fear of heights. The ridge drops away dramatically on both sides and is at times challenging to move along.

You will reach a rock monument where the Summit of Mt Buller can be seen in the distance, and the challenge to reach it. A rocky descent into the valley is prevalent before the last rock scrambling section is completed to ensure you feel a huge sense of achievement when finally reaching the Lookout Station situated at the top of Mt Buller’s Summit.

Approximately five hours including travel time.

From here it is a staircase descent to the bottom of the Summit ski run and a short walk, into the Village to share the experience over a well-earned coffee at the Alzburg Hotel.

Travel involves organised transfers from Mansfield to the start of the walking track. Then pickup at Mt Buller Summit/Village and return to Mansfield.

Important: This walk is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Moderate

You can live here all your life and not know about the beauty of this place. Meander along a rocky trail following a beautiful small brook. Pause and enjoy the sounds of moving water, wind in the trees and abundant wildlife.

Reaching the waterfall you will feel transported to a place where the bush becomes a tranquil zone; inspiring, meditative and grounding.

A column of water pours down a cliff face. A rock viewing platform with added safety rail enables you to view the upper water cascading down and peer over the rail to see it further travelling down the rock face on its journey through ferns, gums and wattles. Footbridges along the way make for other great photo opportunities.

Approximately four hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Hidden in the mountains near Mansfield are the Bindaree Falls and iconic Craigs Hut. Well worth the drive to visit these two landmarks in the one journey.

Head off the beaten track to discover these amazing local Falls near Mansfield.

Follow the platform walkway leading behind the water flow. A wooden viewing platform passes behind the falls allowing you to enjoy the curtain of water cascading from the rocks above.

Be immersed in the sounds and smells of the Australian bush. Take in the natural surrounds and lush ferns that make this place so relaxing and inviting.

The guide shares interesting information about unique flora and fauna.

Enjoy a picnic lunch (Bring your own or catered at additional prices).

Craigs Hut is the setting for the legendary film ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Produced in 1982 by Jeff Burrows, featuring Tom Burlingston and Sigrid Thorton, this film showcases some of the beauty of the mountain ranges and farming area near Mansfield. A visit to the Hut is a must for a photoshoot and to tick off the ‘to do’ list of unique places to visit in our area.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Another favourite with the locals due to it’s proximity to the Mansfield township and the good cardio workout it offers. Reaching the top is rewarded with amazing views of the valley including Lake Eildon, The Paps, surrounding farmland and the mountain ranges of Buller, Stirling, Timbertop and the Bluff.

Water, energy snacks and a windcheater are recommended. It is steep and at times there is no formed track, with trees and branches to manoeuvre through. The walk moves through some grassy areas as well as gum tree (bush) vegetation and features granite outcrops.

The kangaroos are numerous and the sights and smells are unique of the countryside.

Approximately three hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

A day tour to explore this often forgotten part of the world. It is an area full of native animals, with incredible scenery. There are seasonal waterfalls (lots of water when it rains, totally dry when its wet) and historical features.

Drive along a dirt track, with walks to two stunning waterfalls and a wonderful lookout point with views over the Mansfield area.

Enjoy abundant opportunities to view native wildlife along the way including wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and more, in their natural habitat. Savor the aromas of the bush and take in the towering gums and connect with nature, leaving the hustle behind.

The guide shares interesting information about unique flora and fauna, and the areas history of logging and bushrangers.

Tracks are clear with some steps. Steep sections, with a climb to return to the bus.

Approximately eight hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours

A well-formed track that meanders along the river bank. Be immersed in the sounds of rushing water, wildlife and fresh mountain air as we climb further up the mountainside. End in a beautiful alpine park full of large shady trees. Enjoy rock skipping or perhaps wander further up the track, crossing the river via a huge log used as a bridge. Children will delight in the small playground and open space to run, play or paddle as the weather permits. On hot days bring you bathers to have a swim along the way in the fresh mountain water. This is a shady walk, which moves uphill (slowly).

Approximately four hours including travel time.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic