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Why this Hike
This three day adventure is north-western Victoria is a fantastic desert adventure for experienced hikers looking for something new. This hike provides walkers with a feeling of complete remoteness and places them right in the heart of a desert environment as they walk the ‘p’ shaped circuit over this 3 day adventure. Don't expect much wildlife beyond the birds and bugs.
Track Notes & Overview
3 Days, 2 Nights - 57KM
Day One – Lake Becking Camping Area to Mount Crozier Camping Area (17KM)
Starting at the Lake Becking Camping Area this walk starts by following the Murray-Sunset Remote Track past lake Becking. Continue to follow this trail for about 5 kilometres until reaching an intersection, one direction (going right) will be the track you take on your return and the other track (going straight forward) is the track towards your first night campsite. Follow this track straight forward through this junction and continue walking until you reach Mount Crozier Camping Area. Booking is not required for this campsite but check with the local ranger first as water tanks placed at campsites may be empty.
Day Two – Mount Crozier Camping Area to Mount Jess Campground (18KM)
On day two of this walk you will walk from Mount Crozier Camping Area to Mount Jess Campground following the same Murray-Sunset Remote Track. Continue walking this track around the ‘p’ shaped loop, on your way to your second campsite you will intersect with two trails, the first being Mapoke Track and the second being Honeymoon Hut Track. Carry on walking the Murray-Sunset Remote Track avoiding these turn offs until you reach your campsite at Mount Jess Campground. This site also does not require booking but once again is best to check with the local ranger first to make sure the water tanks on site are filled.
Day Three – Mount Jess Campground to Lake Becking Camping Area (22KM)
On your third and final day of this walk you will start from Mount Jess Campground walking along the same Murray-Sunset Remote Track. At about the half-way point in this day of hiking (13KM mark) you will reach the intersection you were previously at on the first day. Take a left back down the same 5 Kilometre stretch you walked on the first day towards Lake Becking Camping Area to conclude your hike.
*Please note that access to water on this hike can be limited so it is best to contact the local park ranger before attempting. Also note that this walk should only be attempted by experienced bushwalkers who know the local weather conditions in advance. The walk is best done between May and September.
Packing for a Multi-day Walk
Packing is an important part of any multi-day adventure, the long list of things needed can be hard to remember but this free packing list aims to make it easy and includes everything you need for when you're packing.
Food for a Multi-Day Walk
Creating a menu for a hike can seem challenging at first especially if it is an multi-day hike. Your menu should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight which can limit some of the meals you can create.
Our recipe hub includes great suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even dessert, covering all the ingredients you will need and how to make them.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.