Mushroom Rocks – Intro Into Pack Carry

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Availability : Autumn-Spring-Summer
Russell Street Extension, Federation Square
Baw Baw National Park
Max People : 10
The Adventure
Mushroom Rocks – Intro Into Pack Carry

***Minimum of 5 people required***

***An overnight backpack is required for this adventure. Should you require one, we are able to organise this for you***

Located in the Baw Baw National Park, and part of the initial section of the Australian Alpine Walking Track, the Mushroom Rocks Meander is a weekend adventure complete with relaxing walks, exploring and nature immersion.

This weekend is also designed to give you an introduction into what it’s like to carry a full pack of gear during a hike. If you have a goal of a multi-day pack carry hike in the future, our aim with this weekend is to help get you ready for this whilst also having a relaxing weekend away. 

Day One – Mushroom Rocks Trail – 2.4km 

Beginning from the Mount Erica car park, we will make our way up the 2.4km trail to Mushroom Rocks, set up our tents for the day and explore the area. The path is a gentle incline with very few obstacles along the way. You’ll find yourself walking through stunning bushland littered with giant granite boulders.

Day Two – Talbot Peak Return – 4.8km

Day two will feature a side trip consisting of a walk up a gentle incline to the Talbot Peak ruins where we will spend time exploring the park.

And in between all of that, we will be staying in our tents under and around two giant boulders that form a makeshift cave. This is located nearby Mushroom Rocks and is a perfect place to set up a fire and enjoy our dinner and breakfast.

At any one time, you’ll be required to carry your tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, food, water and clothing which will replicate what you would typically carry during a longer, more challenging pack carry hike.

To ensure we are giving you the best experience possible, our dinner and breakfast meals for the weekend will be provided by Campers Pantry. They are an Australian company that offers freeze-dried gourmet meals that use 100% real Australian meat and ingredients. Vegetarian options are also available.

Please indicate in the information/notes section of your order which breakfast and dinner option you would prefer.

You can choose one each from the following breakfast and dinner options:

Breakfast (subject to availability)

  • Oats with Apple & Cinnamon (two serves)
  • Oats with Honey & Raisins (two serves)

Dinner (subject to availability)

  • Lamb Casserole (one large serve)
  • Vegetarian Pasta (one large serve)
  • Beef Teriyaki (one large serve)
  • Moroccan Pork (one large serve)
  • Apricot Chicken (one large serve)

Lunch for day two will consist of mountain bread wraps with spinach, salami, hummus and Baby Bel cheese. You are invited to bring your lunch with you for day one.

Track Grading

We deem this hike to be a Grade Three hike in accordance with the Australian Walking Track Grading System which refers to a track that “is recommended for people with some bushwalking experience”.

To find out more about this Grading System, click here.


Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26th, 2019

Departure & Return Location

Pick Up & Drop Off Location: Russell Street Extension, Federation Square

Departure: 9am sharp

Return: 4pm approx.

Price Includes

  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Guides
  • Transport
  • Sleeping Bag & Mat, and Tent
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Lunch - Day Two
  • Fruit, Muesli Bars & Water
  • First Aid & Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Overnight Backpack *please see above*
  • Lunch - Day One
What To Bring
  • Lightweight Clothing
  • Warm Clothing For The Evening i.e merino, down jacket
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots or Trail Runners
  • Drink bottle or hydration pack - we will provide water
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