Keppel’s Hut Track Guided Tour | Keppel’s Hut Camping | Wild Trek Tours

Keppel’s Hut Track Guided Tour

Wild Trek Tours’ Keppel’s Hut camping and hiking tour lets you explore the outer reaches of Lake Mountain with its widespread network of well-maintained trails. The Lake Mountain Summit Trail leads to the 1433m summit and offers an excellent panoramic view of your surroundings.

This is an overnight walk from Lake Mountain (near Marysville in Victoria) to Keppel’s Hut, returning the next day. The Keppel’s Hut track is a medium graded walk that can be done with medium fitness by the whole family. The trek is around 15km return.

The Hut

The Keppel brothers built a number of huts in the area from around 1885. This particular hut was built in 1985 and is in good condition. It is a great representation of the typical type of hut mountain cattlemen lived in, making this sight a must-see for anyone interested in Australian history.

There is ample room for tents, and if the hut is empty, there are bunks for 4 people. The hut has a fireplace and some chairs inside to use to keep warm for whenever it rains or snows on a cold day. Firewood is stored at the back of the hut underneath a small shelter. There is also a drop toilet, and water is available from a creek nearby. We normally walk the Keppel’s Hut track in the warmer months – December to April.

Book Your Tour Today

Keen to explore the Lake Mountain area and discover Keppel’s Hut? Wild Trek Tours’ Keppel’s Hut camping and hiking tour is a fantastic way to do so. Contact us if you have an interest or to make a booking.

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Overview

  • A back pack around 65L or more. A back pack can be supplied upon request.
  • A sleeping mat. A sleeping mat can be supplied upon request.
  • A lightweight two person tent or lightweight tent big enough for you and your gear. A tent can be supplied to you upon request.
  • A rain jacket – lightweight, breathable
  • Rain trousers – lightweight
  • A warm jacket for the cold night
  • Thermal top and bottom
  • T-shirt – quick dry
  • Trousers for a change of clothes at night if needed
  • Walking shorts
  • Walking socks
  • Sun hat
  • Walking boots
  • Crocs or lightweight sandals for arounds the camp at night if you wish
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Water bottles and/or bladder
  • Garbage bags for storage (or dry bags)
  • Small pack towel
  • Cutlery – cup, bowl, spoon, knife, fork
  • Your own personal food stock – lightweight, dehydrated and/or freeze dried – Breakfast, lunch & dinner for day 1 then breakfast and lunch day 2.  We can advise and help with meal selection. The two guides will cook for you, so no need to bring cooking stove and fuel unless you prefer to do so.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Walking pole/s (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Inclusions

  • Two tour guides
  • Gear can be supplied to you upon request such as tent, back pack, sleeping mat and more.
  • Cooking by tour guides
  • Guides have satellite phone and PLB

Exclusions

  • Your food on the trek – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus any snacks you may require as per your required gear list
  • Transport to Lake Mountain and return – please contact us should you require transport as we may be able to work something out for you

Costs

$100 per person

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

  • Package name
  • Keppel’s Hut