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Whether you want to scale the mountaintops using deserted alpine roads or simply enjoy a relaxing ramble through wildflower meadows, this seven-day Great Alpine Walk in Victoria, Australia offers it all. With the choice of a guided or self-guided version of the holiday available, you can enjoy the walking and the views with none of the fuss!
The Victorian Alps, situated to the north east of Victoria, form the southwestern half of the Australian Alps National Park. Whilst generally snow covered from May through to November, the landscape here is a vibrant ecosystem nonetheless - grasslands and bogs retain vast quantities of water, which in turn supply the alpine rivers and streams all year round.
The abundance of water in this mountainous region helps to support diverse life in the snowy grass plains and is filled with iridescent wildflower displays, making this a tremendous stage for walking holidays. What’s more, if you choose the guided option, you’ll be following a knowledgeable guide so you can be sure not to miss the best bits of this multi-faceted landscape.
Going off road and you’ll come across an original Alpine hut which dates back to the early cattlemen days and, if the fancy takes, have a go building one yourself. It is also an area filled with gold prospecting history originating from a gold rush dating back to the early 1800s, so there is plenty of inspirational knowledge to be gleaned whilst enjoying the blissful sights of the Victorian Alps.
One bonus of the tour is that there are a few alternative routes which are not only scenic but make some sections of the walk easier. This means that you do not need to be super fit to undertake the whole week, unless of course you wish to scale the heights or tackle the off-road challenges. All routes offer fantastic views in isolated places, far away from the populous but close enough to civilisation for an enjoyable evening meal.
The walk is ideal for people those who like to get back to nature, but don’t want to leave comfort and luxury back at home. In terms of terrain, the track contains a little bit of everything from the ever-present glacial mountain ranges to valleys, woods and alpine streams making this a walking tour which caters for all tastes.
We select specialist operators who are experienced, qualified and most importantly passionate about what they do. Your enquiry will be passed straight through to the experts who will be able to give you the best advice.