Falls Hotham Crossing

Published
Dec 8, 2022

Words
Mandy Lamont

Photos
Kate Hanton
Fabio Oliveira

One of Australia’s iconic hikes, this 37km point to point walk through the Alpine National Park is a 3 day/2 night multi directional walk, crossing the Bogong High Plains in the Victorian Alps connecting the alpine resorts of Falls Creek and Hotham.

Iconic Falls Hotham Crossing

Enjoy spectacular views of mountain ridges and wild flowers in the summer, walk through snow gum woodlands, grassy plains, past historic huts and over rocky summits and on a clear night marvel at the cosmos as you sleep under the stars. At 2000 m above sea level the cool alpine air is a welcome break from the summer heat below. Be rewarded with incredible views at every step. Accessible for hiking from November to April, the walk can also be done as a 25km single day route.

Camping Sites

14km from the trail head at Falls Creek is Cope Hut camping area. It’s a further 14 km to the next camp site at Dibbins Hut which is 9 km from Hotham. Each camping site has five sites on tent platforms. Bookings are required to book a platform through Parks Victoria, but if all the platforms are booked out, you can still do the hike and just camp on the ground.

Alpine Nature Experience curated hikes

This summer Alpine Nature Experience are offering a unique and luxurious hiking experience. Forget the heavy packs, dehydrated food and putting your tent up after a long day on the trails. All you have to worry about making the most of the spectacular scenery along the way to your destination. Blair’s Hut campground is where you’ll spend a night eco-glamping in tree top tents.

Focusing on local fresh organic produce, relax while JF cooks your dinner on a wood-fired BBQ while enjoying a G&T on ice! The all-inclusive, curated hike includes transport, meals, even power to charge your phone and have a hot camp shower plus pre and post hike luxury accommodation. Limited dates are available between November and April, bookings essential www.alpinenatureexperience.com.au

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