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Victorian Alps Highlights Walk - 4 Days

Immerse in the stunning beauty of Victoria’s Alpine region – All-inclusive 4-day guided walk

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Embark on our Vic Alps Highlights Walk, a 4-day guided walk designed to embrace the health and wellbeing benefits of alpine walking. Spanning approximately 35km, this fully guided tour navigates the vast Victorian Alps, featuring some of the state’s best walking trails. Traverse grassy snow plains and snow gum forests, absorb breathtaking alpine vistas, waterfalls and dramatic river valleys with the simplicity of a day pack.

Our experienced and accredited guides lead you to the heart of this beautiful alpine area, ensuring a relaxed and rewarding journey. Traverse the iconic Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria’s oldest national park, celebrated for its captivating alpine landscapes and diverse wildlife.

Indulge in nutritious, homestyle meals, enjoy unique accommodations contributing to the local community, and let us handle all transport throughout the tour. All while enjoying being immersed in nature and the camaraderie of fellow walkers. We look forward to walking with you.

2650
4 Days
35 km
10
Melbourne
Melbourne
Grade 2-3, Easy-Moderate
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**Confirmed departure dates allow you to book worry free. If you have any issues booking any departure date, please email us at info@parktrek.com.au  or call us on 03 9997 0500.

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  • Small group (10 or less), day-pack only walking tour with magnificent walks and sightseeing.
  • Daily guided walks curated to immerse you in the region’s unique landscape, history, flora and fauna, highlights including Mt Buffalo National Park!
  • Two Park Trek guides who are experienced, accredited and safety gear equipped. Our guides play a versatile role ensuring a seamless and enriching tour experience, they are our story tellers, our chefs, and our legends in the field!
  • Return transport ex-Melbourne, and all tour transfers in our comfortable 12-seater mini-coach with luggage trailer.
  • 3 nights comfortable twin-share accommodation (limited single supplements at additional cost), with ensuites if available and sustainably provided.
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 two-course dinners, plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, biscuits / cake and non-alcoholic drinks throughout.
  • We also include dinner out at a Local Brewery where you can sample some of the areas finest
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • Carbon offset program per our sustainability principles.

DAY 1 – Chalwell Galleries, Eurobin Falls and Ladies Bath Falls

Distance: 3 – 4 km, 2hrs walking approx.

Grade: 2, Easy

It is a four-and-a-half-hour drive to Mount Buffalo National Park where we begin our first hike so we’ll break up the journey by stopping in one of the smaller towns along the way where you will have time to enjoy some morning tea and a coffee.
As we arrive into Mount Buffalo National Park we’ll enjoy our lunch at Lake Catani camping & visitors area before heading out to explore The Chalwell Galleries. The galleries are a jumble of large granite rocks forming impressive passages. Some sections are tight to squeeze through and do expect some rock scrambling through the granite outcrop. Enjoy magnificent views over the Buckland Valley and outwards towards Mt Bogong. Today we also visit the stunning Eurobin and Ladies Bath falls.
By early evening we settle into our accommodation with time to relax and unwind before enjoying nibbles followed by a delicious two course dinner prepared by your guides.

DAY 2 – Mount Buffalo National Park – Mollison Galleries or Mount Buffalo plateau loop

Distance: 12-15km, 6hrs approx.
Grade: 3, Moderate

Today we head out to explore a new area of Mount Buffalo National Park. Based on the weather conditions your guides will use their local knowledge to select from our range of options to provide you with the ideal walk for the day to showcase the best that Mount Buffalo National Park has to offer.

The day could see you scrambling through the granite boulders to soak in amazing views across the Buffalo plateau or following the trails taken by the Aboriginal people of the region through tall forests and granite slopes where they seek to find the Bogong moths.

In the late afternoon we will head back to our accommodation for a hearty and delicious two-course meal prepared by your guides.

DAY 3 – Mackeys Lookout to Falls Lookout and Mount Buffalo Chalet

Distance: 10 km, 4hrs walking approx.
Grade: 3, Moderate

This morning we make our way back into the Mount Buffalo National Park to check out some more of the incredible sites it has to offer.

Starting from the picturesque Mackeys lookout at 927m above sea level, we meander our way through rocky outcrops and past spectacular views of the Kiewa Valley and surrounding alpine landscape. Mackeys lookout provides the perfect spot to take in the beauty of Mount Beauty and the Victorian Alps.

Making our way up to Falls Lookout, 1,321m above sea level, we encounter spectacular views of the Falls Creek area, providing a different perspective of the regions rugged terrain and cascading waterfalls.

Our turnaround point is at the heritage listed Mount Buffalo Chalet. Built in 1910, this large timber building has served generations of skiers and hikers. We can appreciate the grandeur of the building as we wander the terraced European gardens, which in spring and early summer is a mass of stunning colour.

We then make our way back to our accommodation to freshen up, before enjoying a meal out in the local town to celebrate.

Day 4 – Ovens River Canyon Walk

Distance: 6km, 2hrs walking approx.
Grade: 2, Easy

Walking directly from our doorstep we meander our way along the Ovens River Canyon Walk. Enroute we can stop for a coffee and check out some of the beautiful town’s sights.

This stunning walk gives you the opportunity to enjoy the surrounds Bright has to offer, with two pleasant bridge crossings, a myriad of birdlife to spot and an opportunity to swim if you desire.

This afternoon, with smiles on our faces and many stories to share, we’ll head back to Melbourne. We will arrive back in Melbourne to the National Gallery of Victora around 5:30pm.

*Walking times and distances may be adapted to the weather and groups needs based on guides discretion.

Each day we also provide fruit, snacks, tea and coffee and a nibbles platter.

Each evening after our days walking, we return back to our accommodation for some time to refresh and enjoy the spectacular scenery around our accommodation. Your guides will curate a beautiful nibbles platter for you, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing evening. During this time, they will also conduct a briefing, offering insights into the days experiences and outlining your upcoming adventures. Using a map of the area, your guides will illustrate the various regions and walks we are set to explore in the days ahead.

Our overnight accommodation will be at our unique handpicked holiday park on the Ovens River. Situated in the heart of the Vic Alps high country at the foothills of Alpine National Park, in Bright. Communal dining will take place in our guides open plan cabin.

Accommodation style: We stay in cabins with communal dining area, balcony and views through the trees.

Rooming: Each cabin has two bedrooms with a mix of single, twin and queen beds. If you book a Single Supplement, you will have a room to yourself.

Bathrooms: Each cabin has one bathroom. You will be sharing the bathroom with other guests in your cabin.

Single Supplement: If you book single supplement this means you will have one bedroom in the two-bedroom cabin and could be sharing the cabin with one or two other guests.

Other: All towels and linen are provided. Each cabin also has an outdoor balcony setting, kitchen, lounge, TV and lovely bush views. There is a communal laundry on site.

Rooming upgrades for a private cabin is subject to availability with the accommodation provider for an additional surcharge. Please contact our team to discuss your options.

Please chat to our friendly team about single supplement availability.

We return to our drop off location in Melbourne outside the National Gallery of Victoria around 5:30pm. If you are flying out after the tour, please do not book flights any earlier than 7pm.

Single Supplement: We have limited availability for Single Supplement on this tour. Please enquire about availability and additional cost for SS with our reservations team at time of booking. Please note; by booking a SS you will have your own room in a shared two bedroom cabin.

If you’re interested in trekking the Victorian Alps and looking for a more challenging alternative, Park Trek also has the Victorian Alps Three Peaks Challenge Hiking Tour where you’ll take in vistas across Mt Dunn, Mt Feathertop, Mt Bogong.

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