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 the last accommodation in Harrietville and have you transferred to Falls 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 five 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 Harrietville. We include accommodation from day one to day six, plus most meals, 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).
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.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See the FAQ section for more information.
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.
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, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.