Nestled amongst the mountains on the banks of the Howqua River, Ritchie’s Hut is located at Fourteen Mile Creek and was built in late 1947 as a fishing hut. It burnt down in January 2007 in bushfires and was rebuilt in May 2009.

Enjoy two days of guided walking along the Howqua River in the beautiful Victorian High Country where the smell of eucalyptus and earth is so strong, it takes over your senses.

Whether you are a day hiker wanting to try multi day hiking or you have never hiked before, this track is for you. It is an easy undulating walk high up on the banks of the Howqua River. A creek crossing just before you reach the hut is easy to cross stepping on rocks or if you would like to wet your feet, wading through the water. The next day, you will follow the same track back.

This hike does not require a great deal of fitness, as long as you are prepared to carry an overnight backpack, you will have no problem completing this hike with a smile on your face.

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 24/11/18

    Sat: 08:30am - 02:00pm

  • Departure details: 02/01/19

    Wed: 08:30am - 02:00pm

  • Departure details: 02/02/19

    Sat: 08:30am - 02:00pm

  • Departure details: 30/03/19

    Sat: 08:30am - 02:00pm

High Country Hiking Tours love the Victorian High Country and want to share it with you, which is why they have put together number of hiking tours that cater for different levels of fitness, experience and adventure needs, to provide anyone with an opportunity to hike this magnificent area rich in fresh air, with an inspiring guide, passionate about the High Country.

You do not have to be a hardcore bushwalker to join the hikes and you do not need to purchase expensive hiking equipment. Everything is included except your clothes, boots, personal items and food.

High Country Hiking Tours offer one day and multi day tours to destinations such as Craig’s Hut, Eagle Peaks, Crosscut Saw and many more. Group sizes are small to offer you a more personalised experience.

If you are not afraid to don a backpack and leave the comfort of shops, civilization and your couch behind, join a hike which will take you to some amazing places and show you what the Victorian High Country has to offer.

Breathe in the High Country, exhale the experience.

1915 Mount Buller Road, Merrijig, Victoria, 3723

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