Soar over the highest reaches of the Great Dividing Range and its alpine peaks on a scenic glider or helicopter flight from Mount Beauty. Take off alongside the 1,986m Mount Bogong and be rewarded with views stretching from Mount Kosciuszko to Mount Buller. With an eagle-eye view of these ancient weather-worn mountains, you'll soon discover why they are so rare and protected.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of a non-motorised glider as you fly alongside the rocky outcrops of Victoria's tallest mountain – Mount Bogong – high above the Kiewa Valley and the town of Mount Beauty. Scenic flights are run by Mount Beauty Gliding Club, a passionate community of glider pilots who welcome visitors to join them in a two-seat glider. The best time of year to fly gliders is from September to April when the air is warm and there are frequent up draughts to be found.
Explore the Alpine National Park from the air anytime of year on a helicopter flight from Mount Beauty. Helicopter tours are particularly popular in winter when the alpine peaks a blanketed in snow. Operators include:
PARAGLIDING & HANG GLIDING
Mount Emu and Tawonga Gap are both Grade 4 Paragliding and Intermediate Hang Gliding launch sites maintained by the North East Victoria Hang Gliding Club. Visiting pilots can find essential information about these sites on the club's website.
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RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Fresh local ingredients, acclaimed chefs and stunning views. Here's where to dine out in Mount Beauty and its beautiful surrounds.
Conquer Mount Bogong and feel like you are on top of the world! The Conquestathon takes you on an organised single day 21 kilometre return trek to the summit of Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong (1986 metres). Walk it or run it, you’ll be amazed at the spectacular views and changing landscapes along this iconic…Read more
A mountain of experiences with Bogong Horseback Adventures jammed into four days. Riding the best of the High Country, camping at the bushranger Bogong Jack’s hideout. Canter to the top of the Bluff where you can view Mount Feathertop and Mount Fainter at just over 6,000 feet. Ride onto Pretty Valley and the sweet pastures…Read more
This is one of Australia’s most scenic foot races with an emphasis on fun for all the family. Mount Beauty Running Festival has three distances to choose from this year. A 14 kilometre trail run through some of the iconic bush tracks and river crossing in the area. A 10 kilometre fun run following the…Read more
Bogong Horseback Adventures offer day rides in the heart of the High Country. Taking you to the mountain valleys of North East Victoria abound with colourful bird life, majestic views, lush pastures and a delightful climate. Experience horse riding the beautiful tracks of the Alpine National Park through tall mountain forests, fern gullies and river…Read more
Horsemanship clinic in a spectacular classroom, beyond the yard and stable. Advance your horse and rider relationship in a working environment. Great horses, beautiful camps, brumby country, experienced leaders. This five day travelling clinic combines the rewards of a remote packhorse expedition with the the extra dimension of horsemanship skill building in a working environment.…Read more
Welcome the New Year with an unforgettable experience. This Mount Bogong expedition features great landscapes, bush camps, spectacular riding terrain, great horses and local food and wine. Journey onto the High Country via East Kiewa and Timms Spur taking in the stunning views across to Mount Bogong before descending down Track 107 into the heritage…Read more
The winter ascent experience on Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest peak, in the snow. This adventure is for bush walkers and hikers who are excited to see the high country in winter. You will cover around 16 kilometres and return via the Staircase Spur track to the summit. The tour begins at Mountain Creek Camp car…Read more
Pilates classes for everyone. Wildflower offers fun and inclusive pilates classes for all ages and fitness levels. Build strength, flexibility, balance and mobility of your entire body through either a mat or reformer class, to make any adventure life has to offer easier. Wildflower Pilates is run by Mimi, a qualified pilates instructor based in…Read more