SUMMER DAYTRIPPERS TOP FIVE: High Country strolls

SUMMIT NATURE WALK, MOUNT BULLER

This four-kilometre easy-intermediate walk takes you on a scenic and informative loop from the Mount Buller Village, up the north side of the mountain to the summit and back along the south side to the village. Interpretive panels explain history, flora and fauna. See mtbuller.com.au and click on the walking and hiking section.

ROOM WITH A VIEW WALK, ALPINE NATIONAL PARK

A short distance from Dinner Plain, this trail is a gentle three-kilometre trek — about an hour — through snow gums and wildflower meadows, Views of Hotham, Feathertop, Bogong High Plains and the Cobungra River are spectacular. See visitdinnerplain.com.au or collect a copy of the Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain Tracks & Trails guide. Track notes available at Dinner Plain hut or accommodation operators.

MOUNT BEAUTY GORGE WALK

This walk is upstream from the town on the west branch of the Kiewa River. Park at Big Hill Mountain bike park, off the Bogong High Plains Road. Walk south-west uphill to the aqueduct track and turn right. Follow the sign-posted track for one kilometre to a swing bridge over the river, where there is a swimming hole. Cross the bridge and proceed up the foot track, for the best views of the gorge. The 2.8-kilometre trek is a 1½-hour return walk. See greatalpinevalleys.com.au or collect a copy of the Great Alpine Valley’s Walks & Trails map from Bright, Myrtleford and Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centres.  

WALLACE’S HERITAGE TRAIL, FALLS CREEK

It’s all cattlemen, wind-swept snow gums, rugged plains and views of Mount Kosciuszko. Start at Wallace’s Hut, built in 1889 and wander the grassy trail, past the acqueduct Rover Chalet towards Cope Hut. Finish with a stroll through the heath-filled valley and back to Wallace’s Hut to watch the sunset. A six-kilometre return walk. See fallscreek.com.au or visit the Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre.

BENALLA LAKE LOOP

This 4.2-kilometre walking and cycling trail encircles Lake Benalla and is perfect for families.

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