Victorian High Country Hiking Escape

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 4
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 in rustic country style accommodation
  • Pull up your laces for these iconic walks.
  • Hike Victoria’s tallest Mountain!  
  • Explore the Alpine town of Bright 
  • Discover the sights of Mt Buffalo National Park
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement

Itinerary

  • Travel from Melbourne to Mt Buffalo where we will stretch our legs with a short summit walk to the Horn where you can take in the sights of surrounding mountains, boulders and snow gums. Return to the picnic area for lunch before we set off on an afternoon hike to explore The Monolith and Lake Catani. Immerse yourself in this beautiful National Park visiting the rugged rock formation and the picturesque lake. 9km, Grade 3, 3 hours.  We will then make our way to our accommodation in Bright. 

  • Early start for breakfast before our big day hike to Mt Bogong via Eskdale Spur. Walk to the top of Victoria’s tallest mountain, enjoying the fresh alpine air and be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular views. 22km, Grade 5, 8 hours.  Celebrate your achievements back at the accommodation with a delicious home-cooked meal and a glass of wine. 

  • Enjoy a small sleep in before heading out for a scenic circuit walk at Rocky Creek. Explore this diverse landscape of granite tors, alpine ash and snowgrass plains. 13km, Grade 3, 5 hours. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, relaxing at the accommodation or exploring the charming town of Bright. 

  • Following breakfast we will set off on a countryside stroll from Bright to Wandilong, spotting birds and other wildlife as our legs enjoy a recovery walk. Stopping off at Ringer Reef Winery on the way home, we will do a tour and treat ourselves to a little tasting before lunch and then heading back 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.

09oct(oct 9)8:00 am12(oct 12)4:00 pmVictorian High Country Hiking Escape8:00 am - 4:00 pm (12) Type:Micro adventures

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Details

Melbourne, VIC

October 9th-12th, 2020

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