Summer and Autumn at Falls Creek offers fresh mountain air, cool alpine forests,and mesmerising high country views and endless flower filled alpine meadows to explore.

Looking for a stress‐free alternative to a crowded beach holiday? Summer and Autumn at Falls Creek offers altitude training, bush walking, bike riding, fly fishing, horse riding and other outdoor pursuits are available.

Explore just some of the summer activities available at Fall Creek and surrounds on the right.

Summer, Autumn, Easter, Enjoy the High Country Cool

Use the links below to explore the range of summer acitivies in Falls Creek and Surrounds.

Walking & HikesRocky Valley LakeBike RidingBike RentalAltitude TrainingGlampingWaterfallsHot TubsHigh Country HutsTennisWineries & BreweryHorse RidingGolf – Mount BeautyGliding – Mount Beauty

Walking & Hikes

Historic huts, regenerating fire-damaged snow gums and Mt Bogong itself are a constant reminder of the living spirit of the region.

There are a variety of walks to enjoy, from an easy 1/2 hour stroll to scenic vantage points to more challenging day or overnight hikes.

Explore the High country’s undulating plains for the vibrant alpine wildflowers. Breathe the clean air and take in the beautiful views. If you are lucky you just might also catch a glimpse of wild brumbies or the rare mountain pygmy possum.

Rocky Valley Lake

One of the standout features that makes Falls Creek unique is the majestic Rocky Valley Lake.

At 1600m this is the highest significant body of water in Australia. Just a short distance from the heart of the village, the lake provides a playground for a range of aquatic activities.There are also incredible lakes at nearby Pretty Valley and Bogong Village, plus the village aqueducts, nearby rivers and waterfalls to enjoy.

Fishing – Rods are available for hire at the Visitor Information Centre and bait can also be purchased. Pretty Valley Lake and the aqueducts also offer great trout fishing.

Boating – Launching ramps on either side of the dam wall allow for easy launching and most types of boats up to 10HP capacity are allowed. Take a leisurely spin or find that perfect spot to drop a line in the deep.

Kayaking – Bring your own kayak and explore the lakeside

Swimming – Bring your bathers and take a leap off the pier. The water is cool and refreshing on a hot day and a shallow descent makes for excellent and safe paddling for children

Picnic – The main shore area features a grassy bank that is perfect for relaxing by the water, plus a number of picnic tables and toilet block.

Dragon Boats – The annual Mile High Dragon Boat Championships are held at Rocky Valley Lake late January. Register a team, volunteer for one or just relax on the grassy banks and cheer them on!.

Bike Riding

Falls Creek has great rides for the family through to serious mountain bike riding and road cycling. Bring your own bike or rent one from Frueauf Village.

Family Biking
Falls Creek Village is situated next to the Rocky Valley Lake and the Bogong High Plains. It has series of flat and undulating trails for leisurely riding or the more adventurous can tackle serious mountain decents.

You can follow the aqueduct that winds its way above the village gently taking water to the reservoir. Great for a family ride. Or ride to the top of Mount McKay; or ride to mountain huts or just ride around the village.

Mountain Biking
Falls Creek is emerging as Australia’s next serious mountain biking destination. With an established network of fire trails and cross country tracks, interspersed with natural and historical highlights, the groundwork is laid for a unique mountain biking adventure. The missing piece of the puzzle is now being delivered – the major development of an extensive single-track network.

Road Cycling
With epic climbs, spectacular views and a year-round cycle-friendly village at 1650m+, Falls Creek is one of Australia’s number one destinations for road cycling.

Falls Creek is home to the Peaks Challenge – this ride is recognised as one of the top 10 toughest one day cycling events in the world. Cyclists tackle a 235km course through some of the world’s most picturesque and challenging terrain with over 4000 vertical metres of climbing over three major climbs: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham, and the beast that is the back of Falls Creek.

Falls Creek is also the pinnacle of one of North East Victoria’s elite 7 Peaks Ride climbs. Head off from Mt Beauty for the 30km ascent with an average 4% grade (max 10%) through spectacular alpine wilderness.

Track Maps
For details on the downhill & single track, the weekend shuttle, cross country riding and long distance touring visit:

Bike Rental

Bike Rental at Frueauf Village
A new fleet of Giant Stance Bikes have just arrived and available for rental. Large, medium and small. Helmets provided.

Bookings recommended: phone 03 5758 3476.

Frueauf Village rental fleet supplied & serviced by Cycle Station

Altitude Training

Join some of the world’s best athletes who train here at Falls Creek. Situated high in the Australian Alps, Falls Creek has become a hot spot for athletes from around the world who seek to train AND stay at altitude.

The diverse features of the resort provide a myriad of cross-training opportunities from running and cycling the resort’s trails and into the nearby National Park, a number of water training options at Rocky Valley and Pretty Valley lakes, a well-equipped gymnasium plus accommodation options that include spa, sauna and pool facilities.

Elite athletes, cyclists, rowers, skiers, triathletes, professional sports teams and more are making Falls Creek an integral part of their training routine.

In addition to its mile-high elevation, Falls Creek offers an extensive network of flat and hilly trails with a cooler climate and the benefit of the pristine waters of Rocky Valley Lake.

From November to March, elite athletes from around the world travel to Falls Creek to use this increasingly popular high-altitude training region.

Long-time aficionados include Steve Moneghetti, Craig Mottram, Nic Bideau and Benita Johnson, plus professional sporting teams the Geelong Cats, Collingwood Football Club (AFL) and Melbourne Rebels (Rugby Super 15’s) have recently used the resort for altitude training camps.

Glamping

Enjoy the time and a place in nature to relax and appreciate the alpine wilderness in Victoria’s High Country.

Stay at Frueauf Village before you head out to your glamping camp site. Walk, ride a bike or drive.

Luxury glamping tent set up for you to enjoy with a king bed and comfortable set up Fire pit and outdoor chairs.

Enjoy your evening under the stars. Enjoy the high country hiking. Falls Creek’s walking and hiking trails are second to none, exposing you to the beauty and majesty of the Bogong High Plains.

Waterfalls

Horseshoe Creek and the mighty Kiewa River provide Falls Creek with two impressive waterfalls, easily accessible for all. Falls Creek Falls is a short walk from the entrance to the village and Fainter Falls is an easy stop on the way to Bogong Village, just 15 minutes’ drive from the resort.

Falls Creek Falls
From the village, walk along the Bogong High Plains Rd past the village entrance towards Mt beauty (park in Gully Carpark if needed). The trail entrance is around 150mt past the entrance on the right hand side of the road with steps leading down into the valley. The waterfall is not far in and from here you can walk the Packhorse Heritage Trail, beginning here and leading to Howmans Gap.

Fainter Falls
Drive from the village towards Mt Beauty for around 15 minutes until almost at Bogong Village. When you have descended to an orange bridge over the Kiewa River, park in the large car park. The trail begins on the opposite side of the road, extending for 700mt until the falls.

Hot Tubs

Hot tub spa baths on the balconies of most Frueauf Village apartment are a feature our guests constantly thank us for. Whether for entertaining the kids for hours, or warming them up or cooling them down after a mountain adventure, they are a welcome luxury.

That is not to mention sitting in the spa watching the stars and mountain vistas while enjoying your favourite drink. Or using the spa to recover from an altitude training session on the running trails or mountain bike tracks.

Or after a game of tennis or a walk through the high plans. You can swim in the lakes, paddle in the streams, sit in the rock pools and always come back to your relaxing Frueauf Village hot tub. Some guests remark that the hot tubs are even better than going to the beach.

High Country Huts

Take a step back in time with the historic Cattlemen’s Huts of the Bogong High Plains.

The High Country huts are historical monuments nestled in the spectacular Alpine National Park.

Some huts date back to the 1860s and remain as a testament to the pioneers who lived, explored and worked on this land. While a few huts were used as homes for workers, others were built to shelter skiers and hikers.

Each hut has a story. Pack a lunch and take a tour of the high country huts.

Huts from Falls Creek

Tennis

Experience tennis a mile high in the Village Bowl. Falls Creek boasts two tennis courts in the Village Bowl which are available for use throughout Summer and Green Season.

These courts have a synthetic grass surface (mod grass) and are available for hire by the hour. With a stunning vista incorporating the hills of the Eagle and Summit ski areas, there is no better place to serve up with some friends.

Details:

  • Court hire $10 per hour
  • Free racquet hire
  • Tennis balls $1 per ball for purchase
  • Bookings and hire via Foodworks (10am – 3pm) 03 5758 3009
  • Courts key and racquet hire given with credit card swipe or refundable $50 cash deposit

How do I get there?

To reach the Village Bowl, upon entering the village drive along Bogong High Plains Rd and turn right onto Falls Creek Rd (alongside the Accommodation Transfer building). Follow this to the Village Bowl at the end where parking is available near the courts.

Wineries & Brewery

A trip to Falls Creek is a trip through wine country. Wineries greet you along the way once you leave the Hume highway.

On the snow road, you are greeted with John Gehrig, Sam Miranda at Oxley and Brown Brothers at Milawa.

The Kiewa valley leading to Mt Beauty and Falls Creek features Ceccanti wines, Bogong Estate and Sweetwater Brewing Company.

John Gehrig
80 Gehrigs Lane, Oxley, Vic.
Phone: 03 5727 3395

Sam Miranda
1019 Snow Rd, Oxley Flats Vic.
Phone: 03 5727 3888.

Brown Brothers
244 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa,
Vic. Phone: 03 5720 5547

Ceccanti – 285 Bay Creek Lane Mongans Bridge, Kiewa Valley. Phone: 03 5754 5236

Bogong Estate – Damms Rd Tawonga, Vic.
Phone: 0419 567 588

Sweetwater Brewing Company Brewery – 211 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South, Vic. Phone: 03 5754 1881

Horse Riding

For families or groups of people where some love horse riding and others just want a holiday. You can combine a high country ride with Bogong Horseback with a high country luxury holiday at Frueauf Village.

The horse riders head of on their 3 or 5 day high country ride while the rest of the group stay at Frueauf Village and enjoy everything that Falls Creek has to offer. You can meet up with the riders via a one hour walk from just outside of Falls Creek at their second night camp. At the end of the ride the whole group can relax with extra nights at Frueauf Village.

A great way for everyone to see and experience the high country. Call Bogong Horseback Adventures for more details about day rides at Mt Beauty or horse riding holidays at Frueauf Village. Phone: 03 5754 4849

Golf – Mount Beauty

Play against the back drop of Mt Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain. Mt Beauty Golf club is set just above the Mt Beauty township 30 minutes back down the road leading to Falls Creek. A rural golf course in beautiful surrounds, its 18 holes are an enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Payment is via an honour system. Guests fill in a duplicate form before play. One copy is placed in an envelope with green fees and the other copy carried while playing for checking by club staff. Instructions are on the noticeboard under the “lean to” on the south side of the club.

It’s a no fuss way to organise a game of golf while staying at Frueauf Village.
Phone: 03 5754 4002

Gliding – Mount Beauty

The Mt Beauty Gliding Club owns and operates an ASK-21 two seat glider using a fixed site winch to launch the glider. The Club has several highly qualified and experienced instructors. Training is conducted to solo standard, and for advanced cross country and mountain flying technique. The flying season is best from September to April.

The club normally operate on weekends and public holidays, but can also offer flights mid-week by arrangement. All flights are subject to the availability of suitable weather conditions, gliders & instructors.

Visitors to Mt Beauty may take an Air Experience Flight and view the magnificent mountain scenery from the air.

Phone: 0409 277 328.