This Great Alpine Walk starts and finishes in Bright. It’s a 5-hour drive from Melbourne, with public transport services available from the city. Contact us for more details.
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 a great deal of flat sections along well-marked trails. Rougher tracks progress along 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 17 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 five walking days on this seven day itinerary, starting in Bright and ending in the village of Harrietville. We include accommodation from day one to day six, plus most meals, transfers and comprehensive trip notes and walking maps. Each day 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 is the alcohol, meals not listed in 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 absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. 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 FAQ’s 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.