Summer Experiences & Retreats

Summer is a wonderful time to experience Falls Creek, there are so many summer activities to choose from the hardest part is deciding what to do! Choose from bushwalking, cycling, mountain biking, trail running, sailing, paddling and fishing. And don't forget the abundant mountain wildlife and flora.

The high country offers extensive and challenging road cycling and Falls Creek is a great base to experience it all.

Find your inspiration in our Packages:
MTB skills workshops, MTB Shuttle weekend, Hiking with Transfers, Walk the High Life, Alpine Glamping and Trails, Tales and Tucker walk

Register  your interest and we can fill you in with more details in our summer experiences

FOR THE ALPINE HIKER

Four people walking from the lake with mountain peak in the background

HIKE THE HIGH PLAINS

An extensive network of trails are on offer from the meandering around the village, to the lakes and aqueducts, past the historical huts and the colourful wildflowers, to the iconic Falls to Hotham Crossing that hikers can complete in one day or take the overnight options.

Take the comfortable option for your hiking adventure by stay with us in comfy beds, tasty meals and shuttle services

2 nights hiking package:
2 nights' accommodation in our Standard Room
2 full breakfasts
2 hiker's lunches
2 two-course dinners
Pick up and drop off in Mt Beauty
Drop off at Falls to Hotham Crossing Trailhead
Pick up from Hotham and returned to Falls Creek or Mt Beauty
Total package: $625 per person - 2 persons minimum

* Extra person sharing, $295 per person, maximum 4 people
* Extra nights with all meals from $180 per person
* Recommended between December - April
* Upgrade to our Two Share International Room, add $80
* Bright pick up/drop off also available, add $170

This package does require planning, please contact us directly first to discuss your intended dates.

McKay picnic
Walk the high life - Pretty Valley Hut

WALK THE HIGH LIFE

Step into the high life of Falls Creek and be guided through a journey of the landscape, discover the nature and the history of the people past and present that have lived in one of Australia's highest communities.

Be guided through a journey of the landscape, discover the nature and the history of the people on a six hour hike across the Bogong High Plains.

Dine out on the tastes and stories with the people who give this high life its flavour.

Stay at one of the lodges that was founded when the village was just evolving and still renowned for friendly alpine hospitality.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Be welcomed to Diana Alpine Lodge, which will be your mountain home for the weekend. Introduced to the local life with dinner served at the Frying Pan Inn.

Day 2: After breakfast, be led by the experienced and knowledgeable guides from Pretty Valley Pondage back to through the ages to Mt Cope with packed lunch along the way. At the end of the day, enjoy a picnic supper at one of the best locations for sunsets, Mt McKay.

Day 3: Wake up early for the sunrise over the mountains from one of Falls Creek high vantage points with a hot beverage and muffin. Return to the lodge to complete the breakfast. Time for self-exploration around the village, the museum, or to the peaks before heading home.

INCLUSIONS

Two nights accommodation (two share) and two full breakfast at Diana Alpine Lodge, "meet the locals" dinner at the Frying Pan Inn, hiker's lunch packs, six hour guided walk and transport to walks, sunset picnic (weather permitting) or two course dinner at Diana Alpine Lodge.
Price per adult (18 years and over): $695
Price per child (12 - 17 years): $579

FOR THE MOUNTAIN BIKER

Girls Got Skills MTB wide

"GIRLS GOT SKILLS"

WOMEN'S MTB CAMP

Together with the instructors of BrightMTB, we are offering an opportunity for beginner and intermediate women MTB riders to develop their skills on Falls Creek’s progression perfect trails. From the moment you arrive, you will be welcomed and supported.

After a safety check, personalised bike setup and ability assessments, a training program is determined for what skills need to be worked on and on appropriate terrain. The training begins after a full and nourishing breakfast. Stopping for a lunch provided, the afternoon will be spent honing those skills for the rest of the day. The evening will revolve around some relaxation, enjoying a gin tasting on the balcony, and regaling experiences of the day over dinner.

The next day riders are encouraged to practice and explore more of the trails and take Blue Dirt Mountain Bike Gravity Shuttles.

Please contact us to register your interest and we can schedule a workshop for you.

The workshop is designed for small groups so that individuals can benefit from a more tailored instruction, as well as the rapport and support that can be gained from like-minded riders.

The weekend will be well catered with menus that highlight the produce of North East Victoria – from the full breakfasts, the picnic lunches to the evening meals complimented with a gin tasting as we watch the sunset on an excellent day's ride.

Work on your own skills or bring your friends.

$780 per person, for one
$640 per person, for two sharing
$600 per additional person sharing

Includes two nights’ accommodation, two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, 3-hour workshop with instructor
Maximum workshop bookings - four people
Non-riders can stay for $295 including accommodation and meals.

Please note, the MTB season is from mid November until end of April

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BIKES BED BREAKFAST WEEKENDER

What more do you need when you want to just ride the Falls Creek MTB Park.

You need a weekend here to do yourself and the MTB Park justice. Arrive in time to get a good night's sleep. Enjoy a big cooked breakfast before taking to the trails. At the end of the day, sample local brews while the chef cooks you are hearty and mouthwatering dinner and enjoy the views from balcony.

Starts at $300 per person, for two nights, two share

Accommodation in rooms with extra large beds
Full Breakfasts
Dinner featuring two local Brews

Minimum two night stay

* Combine it with Blue Dirt Shuttle Days to get the most of your weekend - please check availability/COVID restrictions
Book your shuttle passes now
* Additional days and additional adult rates available

Falls Creek MTB Park - Photographer Matt Rousu

ALPINE WELLNESS WEEKEND

Take the opportunity to join us at Diana Alpine Lodge, Falls Creek, for two days of grounding yoga, hiking, meditation, and delicious, seasonal, earthy food.

This retreat offers you some time and some tools to connect with your body and with nature in the stunning alpine setting.

  • Two nights accommodation
  • One 75 minutes gentle yoga and meditation
  • Two 75 minutes Hatha/Vinyasa yoga and meditation
  • One 60 minutes Ayurvedic talk
  • ONe 75 minute Yin yoga and meditation
  • All vegetarian meals for the duration of the stay
  • Gourmet picnic at Rocky Valley Dam
  • Optional extras: Guided E-bike and Hike Tour, massage or spa treatments or Magnesium Pool

Both Twin share and Private rooms are available and accommodation and meals can be extended for extra nights on request.
2 nights Twin Share Room: $650 per person
2 nights Single Room: $800 per person

Ready to book? Please contact us to register your interest and we will advise you of our next Weekend.

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ALPINE GLAMPING

Alpine Glamping is offered to those who want to retreat to the mountains to relax and explore some of Victoria's High Country - without having to deal with any of the set up of the campsite to get more time to explore.

Alpine Glamping

While exploring Falls Creek and the Alpine National Park by hiking or cycling your tent, comfortable bed and meals are set up ready for your stay, so when you arrive at the campsite your can dine, read, play a board game, watch the stars and enjoy the peace. Simply pleasures.

The day will be begin early with the rising sun and bird life chatter. A tasty continental breakfast is included in your meal hamper along with the packed lunch to enjoy on your journey back to the village, leaving us to take care of the campsite.
Return to your accommodation in the village to complete the recuperation with some pampering.

Overnight package for two: $500 per couple
Night In/ Out package - night at lodge plus night camping with all meals: $860 per couple

TRAILS, TALES AND TUCKER

Discover the Bogong High Plains on a historical High Plains Huts walk and picnic.

A meandering 4 km walk over three hours from iconic Wallace’s Hut through to Cope Hut and hear stories about the landscape and the people of The Bogong High Plains. The walk concludes with a sumptuous picnic of local produce with views over the high plains.

Trails, Tales and Tucker is a collaboration of the history collated by the Falls Creek Historic Society, the fare of Diana Alpine Lodge and the storytelling of Ken Bell.

TRAILS, TALES AND TUCKER WALK