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High Plains Base Camp Hike

Days

4

Grade

4

Distance

52km

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Overview

These wonderful trips are designed to give the overnight hiker an opportunity to explore beyond the reach of just a day walk, without the anxiety of a long day carrying a heavy rucksack. They involve a pack carry on the first day, then two or three day walks with just your small bag and heading back to  your standing base camp each night. They are a wonderful opportunity to blend your love of the outdoors and the challenge of a multi-night tent experience without being too far from the safety and security that a base camp can provide.

This particular trip is based in the Bogong High Plains near Falls Creek, walking just 4km in with our big packs, setting up a base camp and then doing day walks. We will explore some of the best of our high country – a few small climbs, check out some historic cattlemen’s huts, the Cobungra River, the Fainters and take in the views. But the best thing is by setting up a base camp, we carry daypacks each day and return from our walks tired and hungry to our established camp – bliss! All of this plus fresh food and the support you have come to expect from Take Shape Adventures.

You need to be reasonably fit as this trip is graded 3 – 4 and will require a short full pack carry and multiple day walks. We will help you out with what to bring and how much to carry, provide pack lists and may be able to help out with getting to the start location. 

You don’t necessarily need prior hiking experience but you will need to be ready to sleep in a tent for multiple nights and be able to walk each day for four days in a row, including two pack carry days. We’d love to see you on this exciting experience to take your day walking or overnight hiking to a new level and head into the wilds with the security of a base camp and our supportive and experienced staff. 

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High Plains Base Camp Hike

Start: December 6, 2024 12:00 pm

End: December 9, 2024 3:00 pm

Price: $995AUD

Members Price: $895

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Tour Highlights

  • All delicious home cooked nutritional meals.
  • Hike some of Victorian High Countries best Hikes
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement

What's Included

  • Overnight hiking gear if you require it. (Tent, Sleeping Mat, Rucksack)
  • Full catering, dinner, lunches and snacks including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides
  • 4km pack carry into base camp at Tawonga Huts. 11km exit walk.
  • Set up a standing camp for the next 3 nights.
  • Two days of exploring some of the best sections of the high plains.
  • Climbing Mt Jaithmarang and the Fainters
  • Spectacular scenery over Falls Creek and Mount Feathertop
  • Exploring 3 high plains huts and the Cobungra River

Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1
Included:
Tent
Lunch
Dinner
Meet at Happy Valley Pondage around lunchtime for Lunch and a welcome briefing. We’ll go over gear, distribute food and ensure everyone is set for the four days out. Early afternoon will be a full pack carry of only 4km out to Tawonga Huts where we will set up our tents at our base camp and relax. There will be time for an afternoon cup of tea and a short hike.
Day 2 Day 2
Included:
Tent
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Today’s first day walk will set off after breakfast towards the Fainters (17km). This beautiful walking trail is perfect for a day out and you’ll lunch and snacks on the track, before returning to your base camp in the afternoon for a rest and a delicious dinner.
Day 3 Day 3
Included:
Tent
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Todays walk will take in mountain huts on a 18km circuit. Visit Dibbins Hut and others as you again make your way along forested single track and across wide open plains with endless views. You’ll have lunch on the trail before returning to the security of your already established base camp and another fantastic dinner.
Day 4 Day 4
Included:
Tent
Breakfast
Lunch
Today is pack and go day. We’ll jump out of our sleeping bags with a spring in the step (after three days of walking already!) and pack up tents and gear into our rucksacks before starting the 11km return route back to the vehicles. This gently graded walk is perfect for those tired legs and lets you take in the last of the wonderful views. A last lunch on the mountain will give you a chance to reflect on an awesome four days before you make your way back home

Food

Full catering, lunch and snacks including all dietary needs

Where we're going

Falls Creek VIC 3699

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