The Victorian Alps tour offers spectacular walking during spring, summer and autumn. Over four days enjoy exceptional walking around the Bogong High Plains returning every evening to a lovely cosy lodge in the alpine village of Falls Creek.
- Small group of 10 or less
- Guided walks each day with experienced guides
- 3 nights 3 star accommodation in Falls Creek Village (single supplement available)
- Return group transfer departing and returning to Melbourne
- Magnificent walking and sightseeing
- Two-course dinners, lunches, continental breakfasts, fresh fruit, trail mix, tea/coffee and other non alcoholic beverages
- All meals, including 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Trip Dates 2019
- Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 January
DAY 1 – 4 km (approx. 2 hours walking, easy grade)
Depart Melbourne 7.45am
Morning tea stop in Euroa then onto the picturesque High Country village of Bright for lunch.
We then head up to Falls Creek, check into our accommodation and prepare for our afternoon walk to beautiful Ropers Lookout.
Enjoy a sunset walk to a spectacular lookout with views right into the Ovens Valley.
Delicious two-course dinner
Overnight shared lodge accommodation Falls Creek village.
Meals: lunch and dinner
DAY 2 – 12-16km (approx. 7 hours walking, easy to moderate grade)
Walk to Mount Cope and enjoy the brilliant views.
We then head out for the day to see a couple of fabulous high country huts – Kelly’s and Fitzgerald’s. This is an easy to moderate walk which takes us past some old cattleyards and through magnificent landscapes.
After lunch we follow a delightful little watercourse known as Langfords Aqueduct and enjoy a short leg of the Australian Alpine Walking Track.
There is an option to finish today’s walk after lunch at the 12km mark.
Sensational two-course dinner and overnight accommodation at Falls Creek.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 3 – 12-15 km (approx. 6 hours walking, moderate grade)
Today’s hike involves some climbing as we ascend to the top of Mt Jaimathang. For many it is the trip highlight as the views from the summit are superb, especially looking towards Mount Feathertop.
We start today’s walk along the Mt Fainter Fire Track to Tawonga Huts where we stop for morning tea and on to Mt Jaimathang for lunch.
On the return trip, guests can choose to return to the vehicle on the Mt Fainter track (at approx. 12km), for those who are keen to continue we walk back along the trail and past some high country huts.
Delicious two-course dinner and overnight accommodation at Falls Creek.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4 – 3 km (approx. 2 hours walking, easy grade)
After breakfast our guides will pack the trailer and we will depart the lodge.
This morning we have a short drive to Cope Hut. Our delightful morning walk sees us visiting some of the most iconic high country huts in Australia, including the famous Wallace’s Hut.
After Cope Hut we follow the trail around to Wallace’s Hut, the most photographed and iconic hut of the High Country. It is only a short walk of all up three kilometres, enough to get some warmth into your muscles.
On our way back, we will stop at Myrtleford for lunch.
After leaving Myrtleford we will then have a short comfort stop at the Ned Kelly siege site in Glenrowan and this will be followed by an afternoon tea stop at the Fowles Wine Cellar Door Cafe (any purchases here are at your own expense).
We are scheduled to arrive back in Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm.
For those flying out of Melbourne please book flights from 7pm.
Single Supplement Available – $240.00 ($70 per night)