3 Peaks Hike, Vic Alps
(Ex Melbourne) Victoria - Sun 8th November 2020

Max Participants:
10
Location:
(Ex Melbourne) Victoria
Date:
Sun 8th November 2020
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
7:00pm
Duration:
3 Days
Meals:
3 Lunches 1 Dinners 2 Breakfasts
Non-Member Cost:
$1299.00 per person
Member Cost:
$1259.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$300.00
Single Supplement:
From $280.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking
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Get amongst Victoria’s highest peaks in the Vic Alps on this 3 Peaks Hike across the Victorian Alps which includes hikes up Mt Stirling, Mount Feathertop (the Razorback) and Mt Bogong. A good level of fitness is essential for this hike.

 

On this 3-day walking tour, we’ll head out from our comfortable accommodation each day to explore the area. We’ll visit old cattlemen’s huts, stroll across the open grasslands and follow winding tracks through gum forest. Small streams trickle in the gullies, brumbies roam the hills and you might spot a bird of prey soaring silently above you.


Our biggest day of walking takes us to the summit of Mt Bogong. Our altitude gain to reach the summit is around 1360 metres – within the grasp of most walkers with a good to excellent fitness level. The climb up is via the Staircase Spur track, climbing through the peppermints, then mountain gums, snow gums and finally breaking out above the treeline. From there we achieve the summit cairn, and stand upon Victoria's highest peak at 1986 meters.


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Resting at Wallace Hut

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Itinerary

We depart Melbourne and head north. Our first day’s drive takes us through towering mountain ash forests of the Black Spur, before a morning tea break in the historic gold and timber town of Alexandra.

We then continue on via Mansfield to the Mt. Stirling turnoff. The first leg takes us to lunch at the iconic Craig’s Hut, famed for its central role in the movie Man From Snowy River. The Stirling Trail takes us to the summit of the mountain itself (1749m), then meanders amongst the cross country ski trails of this popular winter resort.

Our chariot awaits at the interestingly named Telephone Box Junction to whisk us on to our first night’s accommodation, back down at the base of the mountain. We enjoy a meal onsite at the Merrijig Motor Lodge and enjoy some good old fashioned country hospitality and a well earned rest in warm comfort.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Merrijig Motor Lodge

We start today with a satisfying continental breakfast, and lunch making. Then it’s off to the glorious mountain township of Bright for a coffee stop, before driving up to the high country at the head of the Ovens Valley.

Our trailhead is at the south end of the breathtaking Razorback, a ridgeline connecting two of Victoria's highest peaks – Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham. It is a rocky and very exposed trail in parts and caution is required, particularly in windy conditions.

The climb to the summit of Victoria's second highest mountain, Mt Feathertop (1922m) gives us incredible views – and a surge of emotion at our achievement

The final leg of our walk is the descent down to the old gold mining town of Harrietville, and a short drive to our accommodation for a well-earned rest, dinner and bed.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Alpenhorn Holiday Apartments, Tawonga

An early start for a big day! We pack up, leave the lodge and take a short drive to Mountain Creek carpark.

The climb up is via the Staircase Spur track, climbing through the peppermints, then mountain gums, snow gums and finally breaking out above the treeline. From there we achieve the summit cairn, and stand upon Victoria's highest peak at 1986 metres. A great place to have lunch, then it’s down via the Eskdale Spur to our bus waiting at the bottom.

We will stop en route for an afternoon tea break. We aim to have you back in Melbourne around 7pm.

If you are travelling from interstate to join the trip please do not book a return flight before 9pm. But we highly recommend staying overnight in Melbourne in case of an unplanned event of the last day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Includes

Two Professional & Friendly Guides, who will drive, cook and care for you

National Park Fees

All Licences & Permits Required to provide Group tours in Victoria

Transport which includes collecting from Melbourne and returning back

Meals included in the itinerary / Plus trail mix, nibbles, fresh fruit

Tea/coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits/cake

2 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis.

3 Lunches

1 Dinners

2 Breakfasts

Excludes

Flights to/from Melbourne

Travel Insurance

Items of a Personal Nature

Accommodation

During this trip we stay one night in Merrijig at the Merrijig Motor Lodge in motel-style rooms and one night at Alpenhorn Holiday Apartments, Tawonga, in cosy self-contained units with stunning views towards Mt Bogong. You can choose a single supplement if you would prefer not to share a room.

Mobile phones work at both venues, there is a landline onsite, and your guides always carry a Satellite phone in case of emergencies.


What To Bring/Wear

- Trip Notes provided prior to departure

More Information



For those flying out of Melbourne please book flights from 9pm. However, we highly recommend staying overnight in Melbourne on our return in case we are late back due to unforseen circumstances.

Unfortunately we do not drop off at Melbourne airport on our return. We drop off at the central pick up location outside the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road. You can then either catch a cab or sky bus to the airport from Southern Cross Station.


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Cancellation & Refunds

In the event that you cancel your booking, the following charges apply as per the Terms & Conditions of our partnering company for this holiday, Park Trek Walking Holidays.

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women, with the following conditions:

60 days plus prior to trip departure you will forfeit your tour deposit.(Unless you're unable to travel due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19)

59 to 15 days prior to trip departure you will forfeit your deposit and be refunded 25% of the balance of your tour cost if it has been paid.

Within 14 days of the trip departure you will forfeit 100% of the total tour cost.

No refund is available once the tour has commenced.


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