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5 day Mt Feathertop Adventure (Bushwalking)
incorporating Alpine Walking in Autumn

   


Walking the Razorback Track to Mt Feathertop

Morning dew on wildflowers

Mt Feathertop Adventre with Gippsland High Country ToursLunch below Mt Feathertop summit (Photo J Bray)

Small group guided Alpine Walking Tour

Summit of Mt Loch (Photo J Bray)

Misty morning in the snowgums

Range upon range of mountains (J Bray)

Billy Button and butterfly

The Razorback (photo J Bray)

Experience the challenges of alpine walking

Graded: Moderate-Challenging or Moderate
Walks: Two guides means 2 options, either Moderate to Challenging day walks or easier Moderate walks
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Walking in Alpine environment, small group, mountains
Destinations: Alpine National Park, Dinner Plain, Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Australian Alps National Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Imagine a guided walking holiday where you can stretch your legs on some energetic bushwalks and then wander slowly across grassy alpine plains enjoying the balmy autumn weather. Watch for late season wildflowers at your feet and admire the stately snowgums, sculptured by the wind. From lofty peaks, gaze across a sea of mountains and pause to soak up the peace and solitude.

This is a small group guided tour which will take you walking on the roof of Victoria with a lovely balance of short and half day walks, although the highlight is a challenging full day walk to Victoria's second highest peak, Mt. Feathertop (1922m). Led by two guides, you can choose between two walking options on these harder days, either challenge yourself or take an easier and shorter walking option.

The superb ridge-top walk along The Razorback ridge to the summit of Mt. Feathertop and return is tackled as a long day walk (22km), so you do need to be fit. This is Alpine walking at its best, but it is also challenging. For those doing the easier option on this day, we will still spend the day out on the Razorback ridge, but only walk about half way and at a more leisurely pace.

Carry only a light day pack on each of the bushwalks as our overnight accommodation is in a cosy ski lodge at Dinner Plain Village.  At the end of the day return to the lodge for a hot shower and time to put your feet up or enjoy a good book until your meal appears like magic!  Enjoy the company of a small group of like-minded walkers and share the challenges and the joys that the mountains provide.

Add the stunning beauty of the mountains, your guide’s local knowledge and enthusiasm for nature, some interesting local history especially around Omeo and you have a really memorable walking holiday.
The Australian Alps is included on the National Heritage List recognising the outstanding natural, indigenous and historic values of this iconic landscape.
Maximum of 10 participants

March 5, 2018
5 Days ex. Bairnsdale $2700
Contact us for more details and itinerary or to reserve a place

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Stories, Poems and Comments from past participants

Feathertop Adventure
By C. Coulson (Vic)

The large envelope arrived on the first cold day of winter.  Snuggled by the fire I gazed one by one at the photos Jenny had sent me.  There we all were, high on the Razorback Track, with the final summit climb to Mt Feathertop peak in view behind us.  Flyveils, solid boots, daypacks, sweaty, grateful for shade – a far cry from a winter evening indoors.

The climb along Razorback had begun at 7am and we moved along keeping warm.  After a couple of hours we were glad to rest in the grassy dell.  The super-fit had gone ahead to a pre-arranged meeting point.  Those needing help with walking poles and guidance were always supported by one of the guides.  Everyone likes to choose their own pace on a challenging walk and this we could do.

The day was perfect for the journey - and the scenery and wildflowers exquisite.  By the time we lunched beneath the summit, even the last wisps of cloud had departed giving the summiteers a perfect 360o view of pristine territory and occasional habitation.

It was a magic experience to stand on the top, definitely worth the last steep climb (count 20 steps – rest, count 20 steps – rest!!)  Thank you Jenny for getting us there and sharing a special part of the world with us.

Alpine Walking in Autumn
By Andrew & Vicky, (Melbourne)

-Perfect selection and variety of walks, scenery and more
-Really interesting and informative
-Great company
-Great guides
-Beautiful food
-Wonderful, well organised and run
-What more could we want?
-THANK YOU Jenny, THANK YOU Tom.
We did enjoy our time with in the High Country so much. Wouldn’t mind doing it again actually!


More comments

“The walking was fantastic as was the company.  Because everything is so well organised it is a tremendously relaxing way to spend a week.  I anticipated it would be enjoyable but it far exceeded my expectations.” 
Claire & John (Melbourne)

“I finally reached the peak of Mt Feathertop and it was not a letdown.  Big thanks to Jenny for helping me achieve this and Tom who was a great walking companion and guide.  (He did not hold me back at all!!) Catering and accommodation tops plus enjoyable companions have made this a memorable week”
Tony (SA)

“Sun, wind, rain, thunder, sheet lightening, good food, good sleeps, good walks, humour and laughs – thanks – what more could a girl want?! 
Belinda (Melbourne)


 “Your individual and combined knowledge and dedication to your corner of nature has been awe inspiring and an example to be followed”
Helen (Vic)

“Invigorating and inspiring”
Nancy (Melbourne)

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