Walk the Victorian Alps


Discover the fascinating gold rush history of Victoria’s High Country on a four-day walking adventure with time to appreciate the many different aspects of this beautiful and historically significant destination. On this trip, you’ll enjoy hikes in the Victorian Alps including one of the best walks in the state, visit the aptly named Pretty Valley, raise a glass at a local brewery, and spend each night at a charming guest house. This tour delivers a breath of fresh air with superb scenery, wildlife spotting, and a dash of local history.

4 days, from

$1,460

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Trip code: PIXV
Style: Original
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Details

Countries Visited:  Australia
Accommodation: Guesthouse (3 Nights)
Transportation: Private Vehicle
Meals: 1 dinners, 3 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Climb to the most famous lookout on Mt Buffalo, the Horn, sitting at the impressive height of 1,723 metres above sea level.

  • Unpack once and spend 3 nights in the same, charming accommodation in Bright which has a toasty warm fireplace and cosy guest lounge.

  • Explore Pretty Valley, which lives up to its name, before tackling The Jaithmathangs, a series of rugged, rocky summits amidst the vast high country plains.

  • Explore the Victorian Alps, otherwise known as the Victorian High Country, where the 18th century gold rush left its mark.

  • Nothing tastes as good as a locally crafted beer – and you won’t have to go far to enjoy one. Bright Brewery is right on the doorstep of your accommodation.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Melbourne to Bright

Welcome to Melbourne! Your adventure begins at 7.30am in the Melbourne CBD where your leader will meet you in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. Sit back and relax on the drive to Myrtleford where we will pick up lunch to enjoy on the way or when we arrive at Mount Buffalo National Park. With sheer cliffs, waterfalls, and sweeping views, this alpine wonderland will dazzle you with its natural beauty over the next four days. This afternoon, take a walk to the cascading waters of Dickson’s Falls then drive to The Horn for a short walk that’s big on views. From here, it’s a little over an hour by car to Bright and the charming guest house where you’ll spend the next three nights.

Day 2: Bright

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your cosy guest house, where the atmosphere is as warm as your comfy bed each night. This morning you’ll drive to Pretty Valley in the Bogong High Plains where you’ll have time to enjoy the lovely alpine scenery before the walk to Mount Jaithmathang. White tree trunks reach towards the sky on the way to the rugged summit perched atop the high country plains, which drop away to reveal the river valley far below. You will be rewarded with more spectacular views just before you reach the sweeping vistas of the Mount Jaithmathang summit. After the return walk, drive back to Bright for a freshen up before your leader takes you to Bright Brewery to hang out with the locals and perhaps sample a brew or two (optional) or have dinner.

Day 3: Mt Feathertop and Razorback Ridge

Today it’s time for the walk everyone has been waiting for. Mount Feathertop is the second-highest mountain in Victoria, nearly two kilometres high and usually covered in snow from June to September. After a one-hour drive, we’ll commence our hike via the Razorback Walk, one of Victoria’s most famous and rewarding walks, which leads to the summit of Mount Feathertop where the views stretch on forever. Tonight, you may like to go out together for a meal or whip up a self-catered feast at your guest house. If you need to go grocery shopping, your leader is happy to help.

Day 4: Bright to Melbourne

After breakfast, drive to Bright for a leisurely morning in town or lace up your hiking boots one last time and explore the Canyon Walk. Keep an eye out for birds and wildflowers as you enjoy views of the small canyon carved by the Ovens River and see water races dug by the region’s early miners. From here, the group will drive to Milawa where you can pick up lunch if you wish. We'll also visit Brown Brothers' cellar door to enjoy a last glass of wine (optional) and possibly grab a bottle to take home before the journey to Melbourne where you will be dropped off in the CBD at around 5pm.

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