06 March 2013

Sigh of relief as we head into a beautiful Autumn

It looks like last week's rain has done a great job of putting out the fires in the Alpine National Park.

Falls Creek was never in immediate danger but there were a couple of times when winds meant that people had to be prepared for the worst.

Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains are most definitely open and ready for your Autumn adventure or relaxing retreat. The road from Mt Beauty is open as is the road across the Bogong High Plans to the Omeo Highway. There are still vacancies at the lodge for Easter, and for all other weeks for the rest of the "summer" season.

The resort is always looking for new activities to increase your options on a summer holiday. Bikes and canoes have been available for hire for a while, but now you can hire a Segway and take a 1 hour tour around the trails.

The 3 Peaks Cycling Challenge will run on  the Labour Day weekend. As usual it will start and end at Falls Creek, but this year the 3rd peak will be Buffalo rather than Hotham.

Easter will be a popular time at falls again with lots of activities planned
  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt
  • Big Easter Breakfast
  • Eggstra-ordinary Egg Toss
  • Chairlift Rides
  • Kids Club
  • Easter Bonnet Competition
  • Sunset Tours
  • Hotham Wildwalk Shuttle
  • Ecumenical Easter Service
  • Massive Easter Ski Sales
Why not plan an Autumn break at the lodge and enjoy this beautiful time of year in the mountains?

Hotham was in a much more serious position during the fires. I understand that the fire came to within about 50 metres of Anton. The slopes on the Dargo side of Davenport and Summit burnt, as well as part of Blue Ribbon. While normal access to Hotham from Omeo is open, the Harrietville approach has been closed. As well as  dangerous burnt trees that need to be cleared and posts that need to be replaced, there are 3 landslips on the road to be repaired. The Harrietville road will open temporarily over the Labour Day weekend, but only during daylight hours. Check VicRoads for details if you plan to head up that way.

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