Victoria’s High Country is the place to hike amongst dramatic mountains and plunging valleys with rivers that rumble into lakes aplenty. With an abundance of natural beauty, the Victorian Alps offer plenty of options for outdoor adventure and relaxation year-round.
During winter you can hit the snow-clad slopes at Alpine resorts, but it’s during the warmer months that the high country really shines. Intrepid outdoor lovers will find inspired bush walking and cycling action, from dizzying mountain bike challenges to meandering rail trails. Rest your legs after a day on the trails at world-class restaurants and wineries, dabble in a vibrant craft brewery scene or fill your esky at provedores and farm gates for the freshest produce from local farmers.
In November 2020 Park Trek is offering four days of classic pack-free hiking to help support Victoria’s tourism industry with 100% of profits going to bushfire recovery. With the alps region impacted by bushfires early in 2020, Park Trek have created a Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk, with 100% of profits going to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The charity walks runs for four days from 20 – 24 November with group sizes limited to just ten hikers.
Dispensing with the burden of carrying heavy packs, each day you’ll set out on a series of walks carrying just your lunch and personal belongings. You will hike through stunning alpine wilderness, exploring local sites and eating out each night to support local businesses. Park Trek has developed this tour to help give back to the community with 100% of profits going towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. It’s a win win for hikers and the small communities hit hardest through a tourism downturn.
But, truth be known, the Victorian Alps are one of Australia’s best kept summer secrets. Taking in the Bogong High Plains, an expansive undulating region at high altitude amongst Victoria’s highest peaks, this high country hiking adventure is well within the reach of most walkers. Over four days you will hike to Ropers Lookout for expansive views across the High Country at sunset, walk to Kelly Hut and Fitzgerald Hut for lunch before an easy walk along the pretty Langford Aqueduct Trail. On other days you will follow the Wallace Heritage Trail to visit picturesque Wallace Hut, the oldest hut in the High Country, and reach the summit of Mt Jaitmathang and enjoy stunning 360 degree views across Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham and beyond.
Dates: Friday 20 to Monday 23 November, 2020.
Inclusions: all transport ex Melbourne, three nights twin-share accommodation, Park Trek walking guides, a sense of wellbeing for supporting the local community. Group size: maximum of 10 walkers.
Price: from $1995 per person twin share.
More Information: Park Trek
100% of profits will go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.