Trek 2: Dog’s Grave
Start - The General Store
Head South on the Great Alpine Road heading towards Dinner Plain and Omeo. (Toilets inside the 24H Transit Lounge - Mt Hotham Resort Management Office)
9.8 km - JB Plain Hut on Right
Stay on Great Alpine Road.
1.3 km - Dinner Plain Track on Right
Turn right onto Dinner Plain Track, just before Dinner Plain Hut (on Left).CAUTION Track is difficult to see, if you miss the turn, continue to Dinner Plain turn-off and come back. NOTE – Engage your vehicle's 4wd system if available. (Toilets available at Dinner Plain)
4.6 km - Precipice Plain Lookout on Right
Park in the marked area and walk 100 m over flat ground to the edge of a cliff with great views west towards Mt Tabletop and Mt Blue Rag. CAUTION – Stay back from the cliff edge, as the ground can be unstable. Keep a close eye on any children. (Photo opportunity)
7.0 km - Victoria River Track on Left
Turn left onto Victoria River Track.
2.4 km - Black Sallee Lake on Right
Turn right to Black Sallee Picnic area. When you are ready return to Victoria River Track (turn left to return to Dinner Plain Track)
2.4 km - Dinner Plain Track Junction
Turn left onto Dinner Plain Track.
19.2 km - Birregun Road Intersection
Turn right onto Birrigun Road.
2.6 km - Dogs Grave Track on Left
Turn left into Dogs Grave.
350 m - Dogs Grave Picnic Area
Take time to explore the area and pay tribute to a little mate. When you are ready return to Birrigun Road. (Picnic area with, tables, fire pits and toilets)
350 m - Birrigun Road Junction
Turn right onto Birrigun Road.
18.1 km - Upper Livingston Road Intersection
Turn left onto Upper Livingston Road.
6.3 km - Cassilis Road Intersection
Turn left onto Cassilis Road. OPTION – If you turn right onto Cassilis Road, then travel 12.7 km, you can explore the King Cassilis Mine ruins (return to Upper Livingston Road intersection when you're ready).
7.3 km - Great Alpine Road Intersection
Turn right onto Great Alpine Road.
250 m - Oriental Claims Historic Area
Turn left into Oriental Claims Historic Area, keep right on the dirt and travelling 650m will take you to the Picnic Area and suspension footbridge. The track to the left is a short 400 m drive to a lookout platform (worth the visit). When you're ready return to the Great Alpine Road and turn left. (Picnic area with fire pit and toilets)
2.0 km - Omeo Township
Explore the historic Omeo Township. When you are ready return to the Great Alpine Road and turn towards Mt Hotham. (Fuel, food, shops and toilets)
7.8 km - Kosciusko Lookout on Right
Turn right into Kosciusko Lookout. When you're ready return to the Great Alpine Road and turn right towards Mt Hotham. (Picnic area and photo opportunity)
12.5 km - Victoria Falls Track on Right
OPTION – Turn right onto Victoria Falls Track. CAUTION – Track is difficult to see, it is drops off the side of the road on a left hand bend, if you miss the turn, continue up the road and come back. (Refer to Precipice Plain Trip for Trek Notes)(Toilets through camping area 800 m from Great Alpine Road)
22.6 km - Dinner Plain on Left
Stay on Great Alpine Road. (Toilets available at Dinner Plain)
11.5 km - The General Store Mt Hotham
This is the end of this journey!