The Mountain

The natural wonder of the Australian Alps

The natural wonder of the Australian Alps

Named after James Stirling, who was responsible for mapping and geological survey work throughout Victoria between 1897 and 1899. The mountain is situated in the Australian Alps just 35klm south of Mansfield in North Eastern Victoria, Mt.Stirling has a rich and vibrant history. The Aboriginal people who inhabited the area for at least 10,000 years before Europeans arrived, belonged to the Taungurung clan.  They held alliances with several other clans and language groups in Victoria who together are known as the Kulin Nation.

Europeans brought a colourful era of cattle grazing and forestry to the mountain delivering access roads, ski and walking trails and heritage refuge huts. Today this rich history is still evident amongst the mountain’s magnificent natural scenery and unique alpine flora and fauna.

During the winter season, from mid June to the end of September, enjoy sight-seeing, snow-play and tobogganing right at the Telephone Box Junction mountain car park, set within the tall Alpine Ash Forest. The Mountain Bistro offers snacks, meals and delicious cappuccino or hot chocolate overlooking the toboggan run, great for mum & dad while the children play.

For those looking to get out into the fresh mountain air, there are 65 klm of trails winding up through the sheltered snow gum forest to our beautiful snow-capped summit offering views over the Alpine National Park. Hire a set of Snow Shoes to explore on well marked trails or grab a pair of Cross-Country Skis from the mountain ski hire. Our trails are all graded from beginner to advanced so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Bring a little picnic or pick up a hamper from the Bistro, experience the day with nature.

During the summer entry onto the mountain is free, there are plenty of well marked self guided 4WD tracks, Bush Walking and Mountain Bike trails.

Our Picture Gallery provides a little insight into the activities we offer and the beautiful alpine environment in which we play

EMPLOYMENT: Stirling Experience employ a small number of professional outdoor staff, mainly during the winter period, to operate our ski hire ski school and transport service. If you would like further details please follow the link.