Weekender to the High Country - Falls Creek

Photo: Visions of Victoria

If you're keen for an adventure, Falls Creek is the perfect destination for an exciting getaway. During winter, ski or snowboard and enjoy the views of the snowy mountains or during the warmer months, you'll be spoilt for choice from a calendar of events celebrating the High Country life.

To find out the hot spots in Falls Creek, we had a chat with Jo Prothero from Falls Creek Resort Management. Jo's an expert of the area as she’s lived in Falls Creek since 2012 and now calls it home. Her passions include skiing in the winter and trail running, kayaking, hiking and riding in the summer. For Jo, Falls Creek is a great outdoor playground all year round.

HOW TO GET THERE

Car

Falls Creek is easily accessible from Melbourne on the Hume Highway. Take the C522 exit and continue until Bogong High Plains Rd.

Take Note: There’s no fuel available at Falls Creek so it is a good idea to fill up in Mt Beauty before driving the last leg to the resort. For more information visit fallscreek.com.au/selfdrive

Public transport

From Southern Cross Station there are frequent V/Line train services from Melbourne to Albury and many coach services into the region. For more timetable info, contact V/Line on 13 61 96 or visit their website.   

 

EAT

Best places to eat and the yummiest dish to order:

  • Huski Cafe - corned beef & potato hash with fried egg, spinach, parsley & tomato pickle

  

DRINK

Best spots to grab a drink and the best time of day to visit:

  • Stingray – morning coffee in the sunshine overlooking Slalom Plaza
  • Milch Café – afternoon tea on the terrace or by the cosy fire
  • Huski Café – try one of the many locally brewed beers on the outdoor terrace
  • BE Foodstore – a glass of wine at the end of the day overlooking the summit

 

DO

  • Take a hike to Roper lookout (approx. 5km return from the resort) where you’ll be treated to the best views of the village, Rocky Valley Lake and down the Kiewa Valley.
  • Hire a mountain bike and discover the 40km+ of machine-built tracks winding through the brilliant terrain.
  • Drive along Bogong High Plains Road towards Omeo to discover Wallace Hut, one of the oldest in the Alpine National Park, built in 1889 by the Wallace brothers.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the foreshore of Rocky Valley Lake foreshore, the highest body of water in Australia. Bring your kayak or paddle board to explore even further.

 

STAY

  • QT Falls Creek Resort – the perfect place to take in uninterrupted views from the lovely apartments on offer.
  • Frueauf Village - stay in the property’s luxurious architect-designed apartments and enjoy the 5-star service this village has to offer.
  • Cedarwood Apartments – enjoy your private balcony and gaze over the panoramic views of the Australian Alps. 

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