• SELF-GUIDED
  • 6 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,300 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 225 per person

OVERVIEW

Trek over spectacular ridgelines, through valleys packed tight with mountain ash, high alpine forests and grassland, and past snow-capped mountains.  Enjoy the sheer diversity of landscape and the glorious views as the track winds its way from Falls Creek to Hotham and Dinner Plain.

Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you take in the dramatic views from the breathtaking Razorback Ridge and Mt Feathertop. Climb the second-highest peak in Victoria. The hike from Falls Creek to Mount Hotham via the Cobungra Valley is probably one of the best hikes the Alps has to offer and provides a real sense of accomplishment.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Incredible views from Mt Tabletop over the valley
  • Hike the Razorback to Mount Feathertop
  • Explore the cattlemen's huts along the way
  • Opportunity to see wild brumbies – more likely than seeing people on some parts!
  • Stay in comfort and be treated with mountain hospitality

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1300 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 225 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 6 day pack free walking holiday
  • Australia’s best alpine hiking trails
  • 5 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Breakfast, 2 chef-prepared two course dinners and 4 Walkers Lunches
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • Support from Stroll’s representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The accommodations are excellent on the Great Alpine Walk, we use high quality self contained apartments all in great locations. You will have a private room at Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Village. All rooms come with their own ensuites. Most importantly our suppliers on the ground offer a level of unsurpassed friendly service that you can only find in the mountains.

Dinners are not included while in Falls Creek as there are many great restaurants within walking distance. You will be provided with locally sourced ingredients to cook your own breakfast. During your stay in Hotham, the 2 included two-course dinners are prepared by chefs as are the cooked breakfasts.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

This Great Alpine Walk starts in Bright at 4.00 pm with a transfer to Falls Creek in the late afternoon. It’s a 5-hour drive from Melbourne, with public transport services available from Melbourne. Contact us for more details. If you choose to arrive by car let us know, we can have you leave your vehicle at Bright and have you transferred to Falls Creek from there.

This is one of the more challenging inn-to-inn walks. The terrain on the alpine hiking trails is sometimes undulating, some up and down, but with various flat sections along well-marked trails. Rougher tracks progress along with gradual ascents to the summits for spectacular views, then down steeper downhill sections through snow gums to forested valleys below.

You’ll be walking an average of 18 km a day over 4 days. Those that enjoy the solitude of nature will appreciate some days where you are probably more likely to see deer and wild horses than other people.

There are four walking days on this six-day itinerary, starting in Falls Creek and ending in the village of Hotham. We include accommodation from day one to day six, breakfast each morning, packed lunches each walking day, 2 dinners, all transfers (to and from Bright as well) and comprehensive trip notes and walking maps. We transfer your luggage to the next accommodation so you can focus on enjoying the walking with just your daypack and what you need for the day.

Not included: alcohol, meals not listed in the itinerary, drinks with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time from the start of December to 20th April. This mountain environment is about 10–15 degrees cooler than Melbourne and Sydney, and there is a possibility of bad weather even during summer. January and February are usually warm and the alpine wildflowers are at their best. December and March are usually mild and considered by many people to be the best times to visit.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

By car

Drive to the large northern Victorian town of Wangaratta. From the Hume Highway (i.e. the old Melbourne to Sydney Rd before the Freeway was built), before the town take the exit for C522 Snow Road. After about 30 minutes, turn R onto Great Alpine Road B500. Follow this for about 40 km to Bright.

Your first accommodation is in Falls Creek. If you choose to use your own vehicle we will pick you up in Bright on Anderson St at the bus terminus (stop).

By public transport

Travel to the start of the walk

The most convenient way is via V/line. However, this service is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Buy a ticket from Melbourne to Bright through V/line. The journey is in 2 parts. First you take a train from Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) to Wangaratta, and then change to a bus for the ride to Bright. Services operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following times: Depart Southern Cross Station (Melbourne) by train 12.05pm, arrive Bright 4.35pm

Price is about $40 off peak one way. Sometimes this price is reduced if you book in advance. Bookings should be made with V-line (www.vline.com.au, or by phoning 1800 800007 from within Australia). We will pick you up in Bright on Anderson St at the bus terminus (stop) at 4 pm.

 Travel at the end of the walk

We will transfer you to Bright to your car or for public transport connections. Bright to Melbourne has several V-line services. The most convenient one departs at 11.23am, arriving in Melbourne at 4.07pm. There are also others at less convenient times. The price is about $50 per adult one way.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For this trip it is advisable to have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Great Alpine Walk, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Dec 2023 - 20 Apr 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1300

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 225
  • 1 Dec 2024 - 20 Apr 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1360

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 260

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Overview

Trek over spectacular ridgelines, through valleys packed tight with mountain ash, high alpine forests and grassland, and past snow-capped mountains.  Enjoy the sheer diversity of landscape and the glorious views as the track winds its way from Falls Creek to Hotham and Dinner Plain.

Breathe in the fresh alpine air as you take in the dramatic views from the breathtaking Razorback Ridge and Mt Feathertop. Climb the second-highest peak in Victoria. The hike from Falls Creek to Mount Hotham via the Cobungra Valley is probably one of the best hikes the Alps has to offer and provides a real sense of accomplishment.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Incredible views from Mt Tabletop over the valley
  • Hike the Razorback to Mount Feathertop
  • Explore the cattlemen's huts along the way
  • Opportunity to see wild brumbies – more likely than seeing people on some parts!
  • Stay in comfort and be treated with mountain hospitality
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 6 day pack free walking holiday
  • Australia’s best alpine hiking trails
  • 5 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Breakfast, 2 chef-prepared two course dinners and 4 Walkers Lunches
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • Support from Stroll’s representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

The accommodations are excellent on the Great Alpine Walk, we use high quality self contained apartments all in great locations. You will have a private room at Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Village. All rooms come with their own ensuites. Most importantly our suppliers on the ground offer a level of unsurpassed friendly service that you can only find in the mountains.

Dinners are not included while in Falls Creek as there are many great restaurants within walking distance. You will be provided with locally sourced ingredients to cook your own breakfast. During your stay in Hotham, the 2 included two-course dinners are prepared by chefs as are the cooked breakfasts.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

This Great Alpine Walk starts in Bright at 4.00 pm with a transfer to Falls Creek in the late afternoon. It’s a 5-hour drive from Melbourne, with public transport services available from Melbourne. Contact us for more details. If you choose to arrive by car let us know, we can have you leave your vehicle at Bright and have you transferred to Falls Creek from there.

This is one of the more challenging inn-to-inn walks. The terrain on the alpine hiking trails is sometimes undulating, some up and down, but with various flat sections along well-marked trails. Rougher tracks progress along with gradual ascents to the summits for spectacular views, then down steeper downhill sections through snow gums to forested valleys below.

You’ll be walking an average of 18 km a day over 4 days. Those that enjoy the solitude of nature will appreciate some days where you are probably more likely to see deer and wild horses than other people.

There are four walking days on this six-day itinerary, starting in Falls Creek and ending in the village of Hotham. We include accommodation from day one to day six, breakfast each morning, packed lunches each walking day, 2 dinners, all transfers (to and from Bright as well) and comprehensive trip notes and walking maps. We transfer your luggage to the next accommodation so you can focus on enjoying the walking with just your daypack and what you need for the day.

Not included: alcohol, meals not listed in the itinerary, drinks with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time from the start of December to 20th April. This mountain environment is about 10–15 degrees cooler than Melbourne and Sydney, and there is a possibility of bad weather even during summer. January and February are usually warm and the alpine wildflowers are at their best. December and March are usually mild and considered by many people to be the best times to visit.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

By car

Drive to the large northern Victorian town of Wangaratta. From the Hume Highway (i.e. the old Melbourne to Sydney Rd before the Freeway was built), before the town take the exit for C522 Snow Road. After about 30 minutes, turn R onto Great Alpine Road B500. Follow this for about 40 km to Bright.

Your first accommodation is in Falls Creek. If you choose to use your own vehicle we will pick you up in Bright on Anderson St at the bus terminus (stop).

By public transport

Travel to the start of the walk

The most convenient way is via V/line. However, this service is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Buy a ticket from Melbourne to Bright through V/line. The journey is in 2 parts. First you take a train from Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) to Wangaratta, and then change to a bus for the ride to Bright. Services operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following times: Depart Southern Cross Station (Melbourne) by train 12.05pm, arrive Bright 4.35pm

Price is about $40 off peak one way. Sometimes this price is reduced if you book in advance. Bookings should be made with V-line (www.vline.com.au, or by phoning 1800 800007 from within Australia). We will pick you up in Bright on Anderson St at the bus terminus (stop) at 4 pm.

 Travel at the end of the walk

We will transfer you to Bright to your car or for public transport connections. Bright to Melbourne has several V-line services. The most convenient one departs at 11.23am, arriving in Melbourne at 4.07pm. There are also others at less convenient times. The price is about $50 per adult one way.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For this trip it is advisable to have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Great Alpine Walk, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Dec 2023 - 20 Apr 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1300
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 225
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Dec 2024 - 20 Apr 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1360
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 260
    DETAILS
REVIEWS

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