Great Alpine Walk starts by following an easy Aqueduct Trail connected to one of Australia’s early hydro-electricity schemes, built between the 1930s and 1950s. Mountain cattlemen’s huts feature prominently on this holiday. Today you’ll visit the oldest in Victoria, Wallace’s Hut as well as Cope Hut, once known as the ‘Menzies of the High Country’. The ancient snow gum trees here are twisted and gnarled by centuries of harsh winters. After rain or fog these tree trunks change colour to brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow and green.
The route continues around the shores of Rocky Valley Dam to a delightful lunch spot.
After lunch, there will be a choice of an easy walk following the lakeshore back to the bus or a harder hike to the summit of Mt McKay with stunning 360 degree views. Then through the Falls Creek alpine ski area to get back to the lodge.
Walking: Moderate / 16 km / 5-6 hrs / easy option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast in restaurant, walkers lunch and two course dinner at the Lodge Restaurant
Accommodation: Diana Lodge