The Lovick family, have been using the Victorian High Country for grazing cattle for generations. Based in Merrijig (near Mansfield), the family built huts around the area. This hut is located just east of Mt Lovick - Alt 1684m, named in honour of the families service in the area. It has been burnt down and rebuilt a few times - this is the latest incarnation. Grazing cattle is currently prohibited in the Alpine National Park, so its main use now is shelter for Horse tours, 4wd'ers, walkers, skiers etc. The floor is now stone and the hut has no rooms, just 1 big area, with a HUGE fireplace
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.