There's no better way to get a feel for what we love most about Mount Beauty than by taking a walk in the fresh mountain air. This little town is surrounded by trails, whether they be easy strolls along the rivers, or epic day hikes to the summit of Mount Bogong in the Alpine National Park. Here are a few ideas to find a walk that suits you.
ALPINE NATIONAL PARK
Whether its an easy stroll to see the oldest historic hut in the High Country, a morning hike through the wildflowers of the Bogong High Plains, or a trek to a mountain summit, there are walks of all types to choose from in the Alpine National Park. The Bogong High Plains and Mount Bogong are easily accessed from Mount Beauty, with most trailheads located at Falls Creek, just 30km up the road.
PREPARE FOR ANYTHING
From snow to bushfires, floods and gale-force winds, alpine weather can be fierce and change rapidly. Always check conditions before venturing out, ensure your equipment is working and carry adequate food, water and warm clothing. Importantly, download the VicEmergency and the Emergency Plus apps to your phone.
Notify someone of your plans before you set out. Many parts of the High Country have poor or no mobile phone coverage. In remote areas, emergency beacons and satellite devices are recommended for your safety.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Our region is sensitive to human presence. We are privileged to have endangered animals such as platypus, pygmy possums and alpine dingoes surviving in our environment. Your behaviour has a direct impact on our flora and fauna. When outdoors, stay on formed paths and roads and protect our wildlife and the beauty of our environment by taking all rubbish with you.
Never light a fire on during a Total Fire Ban. When permitted to light a fire, always extinguish your campfire completely before leaving. Enjoy our outdoors, and remember, leave no trace.