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Hiking the Victorian Alps

5 days at Falls Creek and Dinner Plain Alpine Village

Discover the Victorian Alps with a guided hike on classic mountain trails based in the heart of the Victorian High Country.  This is outstanding hiking combined with indulgent gourmet experiences. Enjoy four days of guided hikes, including the iconic Razorback Ridge and the stunning Bogong High Plains, and visit some of the High Country's most delightful villages.  For more photos of this tour click here.

Cost:
AUD $2195 per person
Single supplement:
AUD $150

The price includes GST and represents the true cost of the holiday.  No hidden extras. 

What's Included?
  • All transport (to/from Albury NSW).  If you self-drive you can leave your car at Albury airport.
  • 2 night’s Bed&Breakfast twin-share ensuite accommodation at Altezza 1570 in Falls Creek
  • 2 night’s Bed&Breakfast twin-share ensuite accommodation at Rundells Alpine Lodge in Dinner Plain
  • Four dinners matched to quality local wines
  • Four guided walks (including transport)
  • Four gourmet picnic lunches with local wines
Tour Dates
25th - 29th March 2015
Itinerary

Day 1

We meet you at Albury Airport (NSW) at 10am.  We travel via the Kiewa Valley Highway and Mount Beauty to Falls Creek Alpine Village (2 hrs 15 mins).  After a picnic lunch we enjoy an easy hike to discover some evocative and historic Cattlemen’s huts (9km/5.6 miles). Since there is this opportunity for a short walk before we check in to our accommodation please ensure you are already in your hiking gear.  After the hike we settle in to the luxurious Altezza 1570 apartments before a home-cooked in-house dinner served with local wines. 

Day 2

After breakfast a short drive takes us to the Bogong High Plains. We hike some of the lesser known trails of the High Plains, passing the hideout of the mountain pigmy possum and enjoying expansive views to Mount Hotham. See beautiful flora and maybe glimpse the wild horses. Time to unwind before a delicious dinner matched to excellent local wines. (15.7km/9.8 miles)

Day 3

We leave Falls Creek and a scenic drive takes us to Dinner Plain. We pass the historic Blue Duck Inn on the pristine Mitta River and stop in the former gold-mining town of Omeo. When we reach the grazing lands of Cobungra we have our picnic by a pretty lake before walking to Dinner Plain Village where we stay in Rundells Alpine Lodge for two nights. (13.4km/8.3 miles).  Dinner this evening in a lively local pub in Mount Hotham, with expansive views from the deck over the Dargo High Plains.

Day 4

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at Rundells before we drive to Mount Hotham from where we walk the breathtaking Razorback Ridge towards Mount Feathertop, the second highest mountain in Victoria at 1922m. Enjoy fabulous unbroken views across the High Country. Relax with a delicious gourmet picnic – which we hike in for you - showcasing the wonderful produce of the region. After lunch we return along the ridge and transfer back to Rundells (19.5km/12.1 miles). Dinner this evening is a fabulous Degustation Menu at Rundells Alpine Lodge.

Day 5

Depart Dinner Plain after breakfast. We return to Albury for 12pm.

Extra Info

Walking:
Walking: There are 4 days of walking on the trip. We walk graded trails and rough tracks. This is some of the most challenging walking that we offer on our tours. Due to the inaccessibility of the area there is no van access en route. Both guides will accompany the group on Day 4 to provide extra support and flexibility and to carry the lunch for you. On Day 2 the picnic is hiked into a remote spot on the Bogong High Plains.  Sturdy walking boots with good ankle support are essential. Walking poles are recommended, especially on steeper sections.  To see how we grade the walking we have a simple comparison of all our tours taking into account ascents/descents, distances and terrain.

We have a Reading List of books set in the High Country which you may enjoy.

Walking Gear
For helpful hints on what to wear, visit our Kit List page.


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