Falls Creek: A Winter Wonder and Summer Delight
Falls Creek, 350 km north-east of Melbourne, is Victoria’s largest ski-field, yet whether you choose to take advantage of the ample snow or visit in spring or summer, you’ll find plenty of stunning natural beauty. Falls Creek is home to striking alpine peaks, forest walking tracks and spectacular fields of wildflowers. It’s also surrounded by a variety of gourmet producers, making it a place to savour fine food and fabulous wine.
Each spring a stunning display of wildflowers cascades over the mountain. This is the ideal time to don your walking shoes and explore some of the incredible history and natural wonders of the region. Take a self-guided walking tour of the Bogong High Plains and you’ll encounter historic cattlemen huts and come across breathtaking views. You might picnic by the creeks and lakes of the Kiewa Valley, fish, hire a canoe at Rocky Valley Dam, or enjoy mountain-biking or birdwatching.
Take a drive along any section of the 235 km Bogong Alpine Way, which connects Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham. In addition to breathtaking views you’ll discover a myriad of local food producers and wineries. Visit in spring and indulge at the annual La Dolce Vita festival, where the wineries of nearby King Valley open their cellar doors and kitchens. Take time to sample some varieties including pinot grigio, verduzzo, marzemino and tempranillo alongside mouth-watering Italian meals.
Falls Creek features the State’s largest snowmaking facilities, so ample powder is guaranteed every winter. You can ski, snowboard or even enjoy tobogganing with family and friends. Looking for more serene pursuits? Curl up by the fire in a resort and enjoy a drink along with beautiful alpine views. Falls Creek boasts a quality selection of alpine villages, luxury resorts, ski lodges and apartments so all budgets and choices are catered for.