Raspberry hill small walks, day walk, 10km, grade 3

From November 14, 2020 11:00 am until November 15, 2020 9:00 am
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Meet at Raspberry hill camping grounds 11am. Or you can camp the night before An open, alpine, ridge-top clearing with short alpine grass.

Many sites unshaded and/or slope. Surrounded by snowgums with good views to south.

Raspberry Hill Camping Area. 

Location Category: Free Camping
Name: Raspberry Hill Camping Area
Free Campsite: Raspberry Hill Camping Area
Sat Nav Coordinate: -36.942642,147.317615
Street: Bogong High Plains Road
Town: Bundara
Postcode: 3898
State or Territory: Victoria
Website URL: Website Title
Campsite Fees: Controlled by Parks Victoria
Road Access: Dry Weather Road Only
Parking Area: Gravel - Dry Weather Only
Elevation above Sea Level: 1603.2 meters
Drive through site: Yes
Big Rigs: Yes
Power Available: No
Toilets: No
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets: No
Dump Point: No
Rubbish Bins: None I'm aware of.
Drinking Water: Bring your own
Showers: No
Shade: Yes
Picnic Tables: A few scattered here and there
Fixed Fire places: Yes
Fixed BBQ's: Yes
Pet Friendly: No Dogs Permitted
Childrens Playground: No
Short Walks: Yes
Fishing: No
TV Reception: No
Mobile Phone Reception: No
Internet Access: No
small walks- Mt cope 3kmMt Cope (1837m) is one of the highest peaks in the High Plains near Falls Creek. It is a relatively easy hike to its peak. 
Additional short walks  
faithfuls hut 2km ,
McNamara hut - Buckerty plains hut 4km

 Faithfuls hut - About 50 metres off the main road is a delightful campsite with toilet facilities and fireplaces set in a grassed area beneath large gum trees. This is perhaps the pick of potential campsites in the area as it’s less used – access is partially hidden on a bend and the site is not shown on some maps. A gated track off the campsite runs 750 metres down into the valley where Faithful’s Hut sits on the banks of an idyllic mountain stream. The return walk is relatively strenuous as it’s consistently uphill and quite steep in parts.

McNamara Hut Two kilometres further east, along the main road, is the turn off to McNamara’s Hut. This easy track is very narrow in places and, with some ruts and potholes, it’s only suited to a high clearance 4x4. The track stops at a small car park with a 500 metre walking track to the hut.

The hut was built in the 1940s by the McNamara family who had an association with cattle grazing in the area since the 1850s. Eventually abandoned, it fell into disrepair until the 1970s when it was resurrected by volunteers. It was used and maintained for another 30 years by a group of people from the Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre. Destroyed by a bushfire in 2003, the hut was rebuilt to its present form in 2004 by volunteers who used close to 40-tonne of logs