Victorian High Country Adventure – Horse and Hike

Victorian High Country

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Overview

Victoria’s High Country region features stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes and provides an abundance of opportunities for action, adventure and nature. The beautiful towns in this area are full of history, fine local produce, renowned vineyards and spectacular scenery. As one of Victoria’s most precious jewels, the High Country offers a wilderness experience unlike any other and the walking trails in this region should be on every hiker’s bucket list. The spectacular landscape changes from alpine grassland, rolling hills and eucalypt forests to snow-capped mountains, sheer ridges and high plains. Spoiling us with a vast array of activities, hiking challenges and breathtaking scenery, the High Country is perfect for a TSA Adventure and for making unforgettable memories.

Start and Finish
Melbourne

Transport
Shuttle pick up and drop off from Melbourne CBD and airport

AWESOMENESS
Grade 3
VIEWS
DAYS 4

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EQUIPMENT

Nothing specific, just some activewear, at least 2 good pairs of walking shoes, a day bag. A drink container or bladder to hold at least 3 litres of water. Walking poles are optional but useful in this terrain. We will provide a full pack list prior to the tour.

CLIMATE

The climate high up on the mountains can vary considerably. Milder temperatures down in the valleys and at town may be replaced with cold winds up high, or conversely a hot day can be very exposed above the snowline so sunburn is a big factor. The nights and early mornings can also often be cold, so to sum up, make sure you have warm and wet weather gear, plus a hat and sunscreen!

Insurance

TSA is a licensed operator in Victoria and will provide fully qualified remote area first aid support. As this is a remote area, we recommend all participants have Travel Insurance with emergency rescue or are Ambulance Victoria Members.
ontainer or bladder to hold at least 3 litres of water. Walking poles are optional but useful in this terrain. We will provide a full pack list prior to the tour.

Trip Highlights

  • 3 nights at a unique farm stay accommodation
  • Discover the Alpine Valleys on Horseback 
  • Hike the Razorback Ridge to Mt Feathertop
  • Experience some of Victoria’s Scenery!
  • Explore the High Country’s charming villages 
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement

Itinerary

Our itinerary is a guide, we are a fully supportive and encouraging GROUP tour. The days may change with weather forecasts. Weather factors including but not limited to storms, lightning, floods and fires may change the itinerary. The itinerary may also change due to the overall group fitness. The itinerary has been put together to give you the maximum amount of adventure with the least amount of time wasted - true TSA fashion. There will also be scheduled down time for recovery. Whether you want to get out on foot and tick off some bucket-list walks, saddle up and have some fun on horseback, or tumble over rapids in pristine rivers, we’ve got you covered! In four days and three nights you will experience the usual fun, adventure and laughs, all while being looked after by your experienced TSA Guides.

  • Travel from Melbourne to Myrtleford for lunch, enjoy a tasting at Michelini Wines and an opportunity to stretch your legs on the Ovens River Trail. We will arrive at our accommodation in the early afternoon, with time to settle in before our first horse ride. Fill your lungs with mountain air and take in the spectacular scenery as the experienced guides help you saddle up and explore. Relax with dinner and a glass of wine before getting a good night’s rest. 

  • Wake up to a hearty breakfast and fresh coffee! We then head out for our first High Country hike. Following some of the Australian Alpine Walking Track, we will hike through the alpine meadows of the Bogong High Plains before heading to the summit of Mt Nelse. 14km, Grade 3, 5 hours. Returning to our accommodation, you will have a chance to explore the farm or put your feet up in the riders lounge. Wrap up the day with a sunset walk and healthy dinner. 

  • Early start today as we have breakfast, jump on the bus and head off for one of the most iconic walks in Victoria – Razorback Ridge – Mt Feathertop. Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding alps as we hike the ridge before taking on the last steep climb to the summit. The 360 degree view makes it all worth it! 20km, Grade 4, 7 hours. Returning to our accommodation we will take you through a whole body stretch session to relieve sore and tired muscles before celebrating our achievements and relaxing in the cosy comfort of our rooms. 

  • Head out after breakfast for a morning horse ride before we say goodbye to our farm stay hosts and four legged friends. Stopping off in Bright you will have the opportunity to discover the Bright Brewery with a tour & tasting. Enjoy a Picnic lunch at Eurobin Falls before returning to Melbourne. 

Includes

  • - Professional wilderness guide/s
  • - All homemade, nutritious and healthy food
  • - Dietary requirements catered for
  • - 3 nights in quality accommodation
  • - 4 days of walks activities and sightseeing
  • - All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks
  • - Transfers from Melbourne
  • - All additional itinerary activities (rafting, horse riding, wine tastings)

Does not include:

What to bring:

  • Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc...
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body

A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

Travel Insurance is mandatory. Get yours here.

Please do not book flights until you get confirmation that the tour is proceeding.

If you have any further questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and if you still can't find your answer, contact us via our Live Chat or send us an email.

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am28(sep 28)4:00 pmVictorian High Country Adventure - Horse and Hike9:00 am - 4:00 pm (28) Victorian High CountryType:Tours

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Details

Melbourne, VIC

September 25th - 28th

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