Situated high in the Australian Alps, Falls Creek has become a hot spot for cyclists from around the world who seek to train and stay at altitude. With the newly sealed Bogong Alpine Way, Falls Creek is now Australia’s #1 road cycling destination.
Bogong Alpine Way
Alpine Ascent Challenge
Nov - Mar
A challenge to ride at least 4 of the 7 Victorian mountains. Pick up your free passport from our Information Centre and get it stamped as you complete the rides for your chance to win some great prizes.
This ride takes you through the Alpine National Park across the Bogong High Plains to Omeo via the quaint villages of Shannonvale, Anglers Rest and Bingo Munjie. Why not ride to the Blue Duck Inn at Anglers Rest for lunch?
The Alpine Assault is the latest 100km marathon mountain bike event for Falls Creek. Set against the back drop of the spectacular High Country.
Starting at Falls Creek the 230km loop circumnavigates Victoria’s breathtaking alpine region through Omeo, Mt Hotham, then back to Falls Creek via Mt Beauty.
Carols by Candlelight
Join us in the Village Green (beside Nelse Lodge) on Christmas Eve for a fun filled evening of carols, costumes and holiday cheer.
Mile-High Cricket Match
Other great rides include Falls Creek to Mt Beauty and the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. If you’re looking for a gentler option, try the Mountain Creek Road Circuit which weaves along the valley floor taking in wineries, peaceful riverside locations and finishing in one of the many cafes or eateries in Mt Beauty or Tawonga South.
Forget the Boxing Day Test, bring the whole family for a fun match for all ages, BBQ lunch and more!
Summer Kids Club A packed program of activities in and around Falls Creek.
Dec 27-Jan 30
Summit Chairlift in Summer Operation
Dec 27-Jan 2
Surrounded by awesome mountain scenery, Falls Creek delivers some of Australia’s most inspirational bike riding country. Whether you enjoy cruising with the family, challenging hill climbs or blazing downhill - there’s a track to suit all levels of skill and fitness.
New Year’s Eve - Party in the Stars!
Bring in the New Year in style at one of the bars or restaurants around the mountain...
Lift-accessed Mountain Biking
‘Big Fella’ Festival
Access 3 exciting trails off the Summit chairlift, one for beginners, one for intermediate riders, and a ‘gnarly’ challenge for the more experienced riders. The chairlift operates 10am to 3pm: December 27 to January 2, March 12 and Easter Sat & Sun. Bike rental is available for half and full days.
For thousands of years Indigenous Australians have come to the high plains, in the shadows of ‘Big Fella’ (Mt Bogong). Join us in celebration with indigenous musicians, dancers, traditional games and bush tucker.
Falls Creek Billy Cart Derby
Road 24 Trail & Junction Spur Fire Track
For the experienced rider other trails such as Road 24 or the Junction Spur Fire Track offer more varied and remote terrain, or why not head down to Mt Beauty and give the Big Hill Mountain Bike Park a try. This venue regularly hosts downhill and cross country races including the National Mountain Bike Championships.
Dust off the old billy cart in the shed and bring it up to Falls as we turn the Village roads into the ultimate test of your driving skills. Fun for all ages.
Pure Falls - NEW
A health and wellbeing weekend is to be held in our pristine environment. Seminars, meditation classes, pilates, stalls with local produce and more.
The Aqueduct Trails
Mile-High Dragon Boat Championships
The relatively flat and wide grassy roads built to maintain the aqueducts, part of the Kiewa Hydroelectric scheme, make fantastic riding trails. For beginners, ride to Rocky Valley Lake from Falls Creek. For a longer ride try the circuit from Langfords Gap, taking in historic Wallaces and Cope Huts before returning along the Bogong Alpine Way.
Join a team and paddle it out on the Rocky Valley lake for the prestigious crown of Victorian Mile High Champions! Or get your team together and start
Audax Alpine Classic
Riding in the Alpine National Park
Within the Alpine National Park there are many management vehicle tracks which can be accessed for mountain bike riding. Please note that designated walking tracks cannot be used for riding. For more information about riding in the Alpine National Park contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.
For further Information, contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 03 5758 1202 or visit www.fallscreek.com.au to download maps.
The Audax Alpine Classic sees more than 2,000 road cyclists travel through some of Victoria’s most spectacular countryside in the north west Alpine region of the state, including the challenging ride up the Bogong Alpine Way
into Falls Creek.
Alpine Wildwalk Weekend - NEW
Tour the Victorian Alps with a local guide. Hike from Hotham to Falls Creek and enjoy the cool alpine environment while having fun and learning new skills.
Fishing Competition - NEW
Put the ‘gone fishin’ sign up and join the fishing competition on Rocky Valley Lake. Licences are available from the Falls Creek Post office.
Mile-High Tennis Tournament
The highest tennis tournament in the country where locals and guests battle it out for bragging rights.
Falls Creek Artist Camp / Master Classes
Some of Australia’s most talented artists get inspired by the spectacular sur- roundings.
3 Peaks Challenge
Weather conditions can change rapidly in alpine areas at any time of year, and bushfires, storms and snowfalls can be experienced in summer. Always check fire danger forecasts and observe all fire restrictions.
All visitors, and especially walkers, need to be prepared with; warm clothing, gloves and hat, sunscreen, wind and waterproof jackets, strong footwear, energy food and water, a good map and a first aid kit.
Please keep to designated tracks and let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. Take care of the environment; all native plants, animals and historical sites are protected.
The 3 Peaks Challenge is Bicycle Victoria’s one-day ultimate road cycling challenge. The 230km course takes you through Australia’s most spectacular Alpine Region starting at Falls Creek, circumnavigating through Mount Beauty, Mt Hotham, Omeo then back to Falls Creek.
Terra Australis Mountain Bike Epic
A 7 day/550km epic. Riders team up in pairs and race over 7 days across the North East and the Victorian Alps, starting at Falls Creek.
1800 2 FALLS www.fallscreek.com.au
Easter Family Carnival
Falls Creek comes alive over Easter with heaps of activities happening throughout the weekend, including chairlift rides up the Summit.
This guide is not a substitute for a topographical map and compass. These items are recommended when venturing beyond the village.
Photo credit: Chris Hocking, Rob Lacey and Bogong Horseback Adventures
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Remember those who served our country and join us at Eagle Rock, under the Eagle Chair on the Pretty Valley Road.
E&OE. Event and activity schedule subject to change. For Full terms & Conditions visit www.fallscreek.com.au
The clear mountain waters of the high country offer some spectacular trout fishing opportunities. Rocky Valley and Pretty Valley Lakes contain both Brown and Rainbow trout and provide excellent fishing for shore and boat- based anglers.
Local guides offer half, whole and multi-day fishing tours of the region catering for the beginner to expert. Rental tackle is available. For bookings contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 03 5758 1202 or visit www.fallscreek.com.au.
Please note: Fishing licenses are required in all rivers, lakes and streams and can be purchased from Falls Creek Licensed Supermarket.
Scenic Chairlift Rides
The Summit chairlift operates for scenic tours 10am to 3pm from December 27 until January 2, March 12 plus Easter Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available in the Village Bowl.
Adults: $12 (return trip) or $22 all day (unlimited trips) Child (6-14): $8 (return trip) or $14 all day (unlimited trips) Free for children 5 & under
For more details, please contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 03 5758 1202.
Sunset Tours to Mt McKay
Watch the sunset from Mt McKay. At 1,842m the highest drivable peak in Victoria will provide spectacular views of the Kiewa Valley, Pretty Valley, Mt Hotham, Mt Feathertop and Rocky Valley Lake. Tour costs $30 per adult and includes transport from Falls Creek with sparkling wine and canapés on Mt
McKay. Bushwalking and Mountain Bike Tours
Walks range from one to five day trips, mountain bike tours are held over one and two days. Mountain bikes can be hired locally if required.
High Country Huts Tour
Join an experienced guide for a 2hr walking tour of spectacular Wallaces and Cope Huts. Experience the magic of the High Plains on this easy trek and
discover intriguing cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Explore and enjoy the surrounding mountains and valleys on horseback. Horse riding has a long association with the area – in the 1840’s European explorers and miners used horses in search for gold and summer pastures.
Bogong Horseback Adventures have scheduled rides in the High Country from Dec 30 to Jan 10. Bookings must be made in advance.
4 day ride - Dec 30 from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek via Mount Fainter 3 day ride - Jan 8 venturing to Mount Fainter 1 day ride - Jan 4 and 5 around the plains of Falls Creek
Endless Accommodation Options...
Stay for a few nights and really relax. Choices range from self contained apartments to stylish bed & breakfast lodges - all with stunning views of the high country. You’ll also find great cafes and restaurants throughout the resort, plus a post office, newsagency and supermarket.
Check out these great summer accommodation deals*...
>> lodge accommodation, ideal for families or large groups that wish to self cater from $30 per adult per night.
>> 2 nts one-bedroom apartment, enjoy your private hot tub on the balcony from $225 per night.
>>3 nts lodge style accommodation, inclusive of a packed picnic lunch and daily breakfast and dinners, from $385 per person.
>> 3 nts three-bedroom luxury apartment with open fire-place and magnificent views down the valley from $1250.
CALL 1800 2 FALLS to speak to a Reservation Centre and book your Falls Creek summer getaway today!
Need more information?
Visit our website at www.fallscreek.com.au for the latest updates on events, activities and special offers from Falls Creek. The site is packed full of information on accommodation options, activities, events and much more, for both summer and winter at Falls Creek.
Other Summer Activities...
Boating & Canoeing
Adjacent to Falls Creek are Rocky Valley and Pretty Valley Lakes. Power- boats, sailing craft, canoes and dinghies are permitted on Rocky Valley Lake however not on Pretty Valley Lake. Boat ramps are located either side of the Rocky Valley dam wall, to access the lake.
For further information contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.
Mile-High Open-air Cinema
Join us on selected nights throughout summer for an open-air cinema experience to remember. Bring the family and a comfy chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE movie on our giant inflatable screen.
For scheduled times and locations contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 03 5758 1202 or visit www.fallscreek.com.au.
Sports Court/Skate Ramp/Gymnasium
Visit the Village Bowl and enjoy a 1/2 court basketball court and skate ramp! Also, a community gym can be found near the bottom of Falls Express chairlift which includes rowing & cross training machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and a selection of weight training equipment.
Daily or weekly gym memberships are available from the Visitor Information Center.
Enjoy a hit of tennis on the two modern grass courts which are located in the Village Bowl. Court hire; racquets and balls are available for hire with a deposit.
Mind, Body and Spirit
Join a Pilates class this summer and experience the benefits. Or, visit Mii Spa and indulge yourself.
For Pilates bookings, contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 03 5758 1202. For Mii Spa, contact 1800 630 882.
Summer Kids Club
A packed program of activities in and around Falls Creek. There’s face painting, cookie decorating, fishing lessons, tree planting, adventure games, and much more. The program runs daily from December 27, 2010 throughout January and Easter - Great Fun for the Kids.
For program schedule and bookings, contact Falls Creek Information Centre on 1800 2 FALLS or visit www.fallscreek.com.au.
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2010/2011 Activity & Event Guide