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