There's a beautiful free feeling that comes when walking in the Victorian High Country with the vastness of Australia's highest mountain range all around you. Fresh mountain air, sweeping alpine vistas, classic mountain huts and picturesque snow gum meadows are in store on this fabulous Victorian High Country walking tour.
Using the beautiful town of Bright as our base, we are perfectly situated to take on three of Victoria's best known alpine walking areas Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and the iconic Razorback Ridge to Mt Feathertop. You will experience the best that the region has to offer on this five-day tour. The walks are mostly moderate, with the Razorback Ridge and Feathertop being more challenging in terms of length and terrain. All walks are achievable for those with a moderate level of strength and fitness.
4 nights accommodation: Bright Alps Guest House (4 nights)
All meals, including morning tea and snacks
An air-conditioned coaster bus will take us from Melbourne to Bright and back
Excellent itinerary and planning
National Park entrance fees
Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors guides
Famous Razorback walks to Mt Feathertop summit
Walk through a variety of environments
Take in glorious mountain views
Learn about the high country from your ever enthusiastic guides
Enjoy the challenge of the Victorian High Country
Day 1: Drive to Bright and short walks Mt Buffalo
The walk would be approximately 5km. We’ll stop in at Euroa for morning tea and by lunchtime, we’ll be ready for a leisurely exploration of some of the lower walks in Mt Buffalo National Park. In the evening we’ll get settled into our accommodation in Bright our base for the rest of the tour before heading to the heritage listed Alpine Hotel for dinner.
Day 2: Mt Buffalo National Park
The walk will be approximately 11km. Today we’re back at the magnificent granite mass of Mt Buffalo National Park to do ‘The Big Walk’. It’s an 11.3km uphill walk that passes through several vegetation zones as the altitude increases, with spectacular views of the Australian Alps. The walk finishes at The Gorge where the granite walls drop 300 metres down to form a spectacular and mind-blowing sight. After the walk, we’ll take a drive around the top of Mt Buffalo to wonder at the spectacular granite formations that rise from the plateau. Back at the accommodation, your guides will cook you a delicious dinner.
Day 3: Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains
The walk will be approximately 14km. We’ll have an easier day today, walking through pockets of snow gum and alpine meadows of the Bogong High Plains whilst admiring the surrounding views. We’ll follow some of the 650 km Australian Alpine Walking Track and head to the summit of Mt Nelse for some great views. We’ll also visit one of the famous mountain huts of the Victorian high country.
Day 4: Razorback Ridge to Mt Feathertop
The walk will be approximately 20km. It’s a fairly big day today, but certainly, one not to miss. We’ll begin on one of the most iconic walks in Victoria, the Razorback Ridge. This classic track crosses the high ridge linking Mt Hotham to Mt Feathertop. Being mostly above the tree line, the ridge walk gives wonderful views of the surrounding Alps. The last part of the walk to the summit of Mt Feathertop is a fairly steep climb. Once there though, you’ll enjoy outstanding 360-degree views as a reward for your effort. We’ll return back the way we came along the Razorback Ridge, witnessing the Alps change their mood in the afternoon light.
Day 5: Cherry and Canyon Walks and drives to Melbourne
The walk will be approximately 7km. What better way to follow up yesterday’s challenging walk to Mt Feathertop than a peaceful morning spent at your leisure in Bright. You might like to stroll the banks of the Ovens River to the Bright Canyon where you’ll see more evidence of the region’s gold mining era. Or you may prefer to simply soak up the quaint atmosphere of Bright in one of the many local cafes or artisan boutiques. We’ll stop for lunch on the way back to Melbourne arriving at about 5 pm in the city.
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Terms and conditions
You can cancel your tour until a month before your travel date