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Hotham Micro Tour

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Days

4

Grade

4

Distance

50km

TOUR OVERVIEW

Famous for Skiing, but awesome for walking.
Mt Hotham and surrounding areas feature stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and an abundance of rich history from gold mining to alpine hut building, and the opportunities for incredible high mountain walking experiences. The open vistas and sometimes steep terrain offers a wilderness adventure 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, this Mt Hotham tour allows you to work hard on the trail during the day and rest easy at night right up on the mountain.
Please note that the walks on this event are highly weather dependent and we may have to change our itinerary for access and safety reasons.

A TYPICAL DAY
Wake up with a cooked breakfast or cereal, plus fresh coffee or a selection of tea. Get packed and ready to hit the trail. Once on the trail we walk at a moderate pace and your guides will manage the group so no-one is ever left behind, stopping along
the way for short rests and to admire the view. All yummy snacks and lunches will be provided and carried by your guides. We will aim to be back at the accommodation by mid-
late afternoon, where you will get a chance to shower, unwind and enjoy a yummy prepared dinner and some social time.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 nights on mountain accommodation
  • Pull up your laces for these iconic walks.
  • Hike the famous Razorback & Mt Feathertop
  • Explore the high country huts
  • Twin rooms all en suite – open fire and spa!
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Professional wilderness guide/s
  • All homemade, nutritious and healthy food
  • Dietary requirements catered for
  • 3 nights in quality accommodation
  • 4 days of walks and sightseeing
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks

ACCOMMODATION

Lounge, games room, open fire, spa, 8 beds all ensuite. Need sheets pillow cases and towels. https://www.peninsulaski.com.au/mt-hotham-accommodation-information

FOOD

The food will be provided by our very own adventure chef who will prepare and cook your delicious and nutritious dinner, lunches, all snacks and breakfast. We love our food so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy- filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and lets not forget a sneaky desert or two and a glass of wine. Example of food Breakfast. Eggs, overnight oats, cereal, muesli and toast Snacks: fruit, homemade cookies and slices Lunch: Wraps, rice salads, vegetable salads, antipasto, breads, dips Dinner: High carbohydrate vegetable based meals Dessert: Some evenings will be Sticky Date Pudding, Ice-cream and fruit, Cheesecake We can cater for a range of intolerances and dietary requirements. Contact us if you have any particular requests.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A drink bottle, or two bottles on a hot day.
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc…
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Walking poles if you normally carry them
  • Walking clothes suitable for the weather on the day

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"Visiting the Bay of Fires has always been on my bucket list and I am glad I made this dream a reality. What a stunning experience! Big shout out to the team at TSA who have gone above and beyond! Highly recommended!" - Linda Hyde

ITINERARY

Overview

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.

Day 1

Leaving Melbourne early to avoid traffic, we will head off towards Mt Buffalo, stopping on the way to stretch and have some lunch, and enjoy some cheese at the Milawa Cheese Factory. We’ll head all the way up to our first walk out to Mt Tabletop for some awesome first day views of the mountains. This walk will generally stay high up on the mountains as it walks away from Hotham and out onto the very flat looking summit. We’ll enjoy some afternoon views before wandering back to the vehicles and heading into our accommodation to relax and chill in the lovely mountain top village.

Day 2

Get an early start today for one of our long walks which will be weather dependent. If it is nice and clear, we will head off along the return walk to Mt Feathertop along the Razorback, or we have a less exposed similar distance walk along the valley and the Cobungra Ditch Walk. Either of these two walks will give you a bit of challenge as they are over 18km and both have short sharp pinches to get those hearts and legs pumping. Whichever we choose, it will be a wonderful day out, exploring the scenery of the high country and chatting, snacking, taking photos and having a great day out. We’ll start right from our accommodation so we can walk straight back and collapse on the couch - how good will that be.

Day 3

Get ready to back it up with the classic Hotham Huts Walk. This 17km grade 3 circuit is another wonderful loop walk and again takes the whole day, so we’ll ensure you are well fed and watered so we can enjoy another day out in the mountain flowers and forests and streams. This fantastic walk discovers both the high and low areas so be prepared for a little elevation gain and loss! As always our guides are there to encourage and keep you safe and supported.

Day 4

We’ll start today a bit more relaxed with a yummy morning breakfast and maybe a relaxing morning just exploring the village or wandering a short walk. We’ll then pack up and head out to a short walk which will be optional and will vary between another short mountain top lookout walk of The Twins, or head into Bright for the lovely and relaxing Canyon Walk. we’ll have some lunch and wrap up in the early to mid afternoon leaving plenty of time to head back home and relive the memories to anyone who will listen...

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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WHY CHOOSE

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FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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