Immerse yourself in alpine scenery and gold rush history
Discover the fascinating gold rush history of Victoria’s High Country on a four-day walking adventure with time to appreciate the many different aspects of this beautiful and historically significant destination. On this trip, you’ll enjoy hikes in the Victorian Alps including one of the best walks in the state, visit the aptly named Pretty Valley, raise a glass at a local brewery, and spend each night at a charming guest house. This tour delivers a breath of fresh air with superb scenery, wildlife spotting, and a dash of local history.
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Climb to the most famous lookout on Mt Buffalo, the Horn, sitting at the impressive height of 1,723 metres above sea level.
Unpack once and spend 3 nights in the same, charming accommodation in Bright which has a toasty warm fireplace and cosy guest lounge.
Explore Pretty Valley, which lives up to its name, before tackling The Jaithmathangs, a series of rugged, rocky summits amidst the vast high country plains.
Explore the Victorian Alps, otherwise known as the Victorian High Country, where the 18th century gold rush left its mark.
Nothing tastes as good as a locally crafted beer – and you won’t have to go far to enjoy one. Bright Brewery is right on the doorstep of your accommodation.
This is a walking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all the included walks and activities. We suggest doing some training including some hills and taking on some uneven terrain. If you are able to get in some longer walks in your training, a safe and rewarding walking tour awaits you!
On Day 2 you will climb Mt Jaithmathang and on Day 3 Mt Feathertop. Both summits are high at 1,852 and 1,922 metres above sea level respectively. The views are fantastic but a steady head will help you enjoy them.
This trip starts early in the morning on Day 1 and finishes late in the afternoon of Day 4. Please check the exact joining and finishing details and pre-book extra accommodation if you need to.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Walk the Victorian Alps trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. FIRST DAY: Your adventure begins at 7.30am on Day 1 in the Melbourne. You will be picked up from the front of the National Gallery of Victoria.
2. FINAL DAY: You are expected to arrive back in the Melbourne at around 5pm and will be dropped off at the same location as the joining point.
3. A single supplement is available for this trip with no exceptions (subject to availability).
4. Our accommodation in Bright features a mix of Queen and Twin Share Rooms. All rooms share multiple communal bathrooms, living room and a big commercial kitchen.
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