Departure & Arrival

Getting Here

By car

Most guests choose to drive to Higgins Hut, which is just over 4 hours by car from Melbourne in good traffic. Please note, much of the drive is on country roads, with the last half an hour on unsealed road through the Alpine National Park so leave plenty of time for the drive. All roads are passable by car.

We suggest that you drive up the night before your ride starts, and are ready to welcome you from 5pm, although please note we do not provide meals on arrival.

If you prefer to travel up on the day of your ride, please ensure arrival by 9am for a prompt start to the ride. Failure to arrive by 9am may result in missing the ride.

By public transport

Trains run regularly from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Traralgon. The journey takes approximately two hours. At Traralgon Station, leave via the main exit to catch the V/Line bus to Heyfield, where we can meet you. The bus from Traralgon to Heyfield takes approximately 50 minutes.

Interstate/International Guests

If flying in from Melbourne Tullamarine or Avalon Airports, make your way to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne CBD. Buses run to Southern Cross from both airports in under 30 minutes. From Southern Cross, catch the train to Traralgon, and the V/Line Bus to Heyfield where we can meet you.

For more information on airport and train times, please see: - Phone 1300-759-287 | - Phone 1800-800-007

Courtesy Pick Up

We are able to offer a courtesy pick up the night before your ride starts from either Heyfield or Licola. Places are limited and guests travelling by public transport do have priority. Please contact us on booking to discuss your requirements.

Guests using the courtesy pick up service will be returned to Traralgon Station at the conclusion of the ride by 5-6pm.

Which the trains run back to Melbourne, please see - Phone 1800-800-007

Please note: failure to meet the courtesy pick up at the appointed time may result in you having to find your own transportation to the start of the ride.

Directions to Higgins Hut

If proceeding straight to Higgins Hut, do not cross the bridge at Licola, but follow Mt Tamboritha Road for approximately 36 kms until information signs and cattleyards on left (There are four red and white road signs about Climate Conditions, Road, Weather, etc. within 400 metres of each other, 1 is before the old Stockyards and 3 are after it) then follow the main road for 2 kms until you see Higgins Hut sign on your left. The hut is 1 km from the main road.



  • Please be wary using a GPS as they might take you on a minor road
  • From Licola, follow the map below taking a note of the KMS
  • We do not supply tea on the night before departure on any ride, but you are welcome to use the cooking facilities when at the hut
  • We do supply breakfast in the morning of the ride when staying at the hut
  • There is no extra cost for staying on the night before the ride when the ride starts at Higgins Hut
  • Gate to the hut opens at 5pm the night before the ride commences