Mount Stirling, Mount Buller

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Mount Stirling is a mountain in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia. The mountain has an elevation of 1747- above sea level.
Mount Stirling is also an abbreviation of the Mount Stirling Alpine Resort, a cross-country and backcountry ski resort located on the slopes of the mountain and situated approximately from Melbourne. The Mount Stirling ski resort is a popular location for beginner backcountry skiers and snowboarders due to its distance from Melbourne and proximity to the Mount Buller Alpine Resort. The Mount Stirling Alpine Resort is contained within an 2820ha Unincorporated area of Victoria; the larger surrounding locality of Mount Buller is part of the Shire of Mansfield. As at the 2011 census, the area had a population of 36.
Mount Stirling was named in honour of James Stirling, a surveyor and later, the Victorian Government Geologist.
The mountain and ski resort are located at the head of the Delatite River, which flows westwards. It is surrounded by the Stirling Circuit Road, which provides access to mountains further into the Victorian Alps. In winter the road is closed at Telephone Box Junction, from which it is generally possible to ski to reach the summit (depending on conditions it is sometimes necessary to walk the lower section).
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  • We had just one day to walk, and headed up from the Sebel Pinnacles in nearby Merrijig. This trip was in February, and so the road up was dusty and firm. We parked the car at Telephone Box Junction an...  more »
  • We did some hikes on Mount Stirling in December as part of our drive around Australia. We found the Craig’s hut from the Man From Snowy River, beautiful spot but definitely not suitable for actual far...  more »
  • Walked the Summit Interpretive Loop (12kms and about 3 and half hours) was a great walk, Uphill to start with so watch out. Gradient eases off and become a gentle uphill. Great view back to Mt Buller and the alps once at the summit.
  • Went up Howqua Gap trail and down Monument trail fairly steep in places
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