Gippsland High Country Tours
Ecotours and Walking in the High Country and East Gippsland Regions of Victoria


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  • Guided walking holidays where you get close to nature but always carry only a day pack.
  • From moderate walks through to challenging full day walks.
  • The pace is always leisurely to truly experience the varied environments and soak up the atmosphere of the bush
  • Whether you call it bushwalking, tramping, hiking or trekking this is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in nature and walk off the stresses of everyday life

Alpine Walking  on  a Walking Eco Tour with Gippsland High Country Tours
Image courtesy J. Bray
5 Day Alpine Walking in Autumn

Graded: Moderate
Walks: Moderate grade walks on minor trails with uneven, rocky or grassy surfaces. Includes hills and short steep sections.
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Mountain walking, alpine environment.
Destinations: Alpine National Park, Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham, Australian Alps National Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Imagine walking across the roof of Victoria, experiencing superb scenery as you gaze across mountain ranges into the blue haze.  This is a classic lodge accommodated walking tour in the Alpine National Park with a lovely variety of guided walks every day.  There will be majestic sculptured snowgums, soft snowgrass and rocky alpine ridges. Your local guide will share a great love and knowledge of the mountain to complete your ecotour holiday. Accommodation every night is in a comfortable lodge at Dinner Plain village.       

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5 Day Mt Feathertop Adventure

Graded: Moderate-Challenging
Walks: Moderate to challenging day walks
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Walking in Alpine environment, small group, mountains
Destinations: Alpine National Park, Dinner Plain, Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Australian Alps National Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Challenge yourself on a guided walking holiday to enjoy the beauty and challenges of mountain walking, but returning to cosy ski lodge accommodation every night. The highlight is a long day walk to Mt Feathertop, Victoria’s second highest peak. In addition, you will enjoy a range of other energetic walks, but always with time to stop and enjoy what nature provides. With a small group of like-minded walkers enjoy the local knowledge of your guide, along with peace and solitude amidst the stunning scenery of the Alpine National Park.  

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5 Day Walking Errinundra Plateau

Graded: Moderate
Walks: Moderate grade day walks
4 nights accommodation
Focus: Walking in mountain forests
Destinations: Errinundra National Park, Errinundra Plateau, Australian Coastal Wilderness Landscape
Educational discovery level: Moderate

A small group guided walking tour to explore the magnificent old growth forests of Errinundra National Park during autumn.  Wander through awe inspiring cool temperate rainforest and along fern-lined tracks gazing skyward at the towering eucalypts above. Take your time, so you can appreciate what nature has to offer and so you can learn what makes these magical forests so special. Every day will include a combination of short to half day walks taking in the beauty and atmosphere of this remote and special part of East Gippsland.  Return every evening to cosy accommodation.

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7 Day Walking Croajingolong

Graded: Moderate
Walks: Lots of moderate grade walks including half and full days of walking.   A reasonable level of fitness is required.  Some walks on minor sandy, uneven or rocky tracks with hills.
6 nights accommodation
Focus: Coastal Bushwalking
Destinations: Croajingolong National Park, Pt Hicks, Wingan Inlet, Mallacoota, Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Landscape.
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Imagine a walking holiday exploring the coastal wilderness in Victoria’s far east on lots of moderate grade guided walks. Croajingolong National Park is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets.  Your experience will be enriched by the local knowledge generously shared by your guide as you learn about the wildlife, discover wildflowers and hear stories of local history. 

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4 Day Tali Karng Explorer Bushwalk

Graded: Moderate-Challenging
Walks: Long day walks, some steep descents and ascents
3 nights vehicle-based camping
Focus: Sub-alpine Bushwalking
Destinations: Tali Karng, Alpine National Park
Educational discovery level: Moderate

Discover Tali Karng, the hidden lake on this small group walking tour.  Enjoy energetic full day walks from a vehicle based camp with a local guide to share stories of the mysteries and history of Tali Karng. 

You will walk through wonderful sub-alpine scenery, enjoy views, summer wildflowers and some quality time at Tali Karng to explore, swim or just absorb the atmosphere of this special lake.

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5 Day Eastern Peaks Walk

4 nights camping
Moderate - moderately challenging walks.

Experience the magic of the High Country. Gaze across at mountainous wilderness, discover wildlife, dramatic landforms and hear of a rich history.

The Alpine National Park features picturesque sub-alpine snowgum woodlands, open plains and meadows that support a wonderful array of wildflowers in late spring and early summer.

Experience this remote rugged beauty on a number of day walks from a base camp on a sub-alpine plain, complete with bubbling mountain stream. Wander along tracks lined with picturesque snowgums, admire the spring wildflowers and keep watch for signs of wildlife. Some walks are quite energetic, but you always carry a daypack only

The highlight is a full day walk to ascend Mt. Cobberas No 1 at 1838m. Here amongst twisted windswept snowgums, you will enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and experience solitude and remoteness within the Cobberas Wilderness Area.

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Stories and comments

National Parks & Wilderness by J Studdert (NSW)

I am interested in walking and saw the National Parks & Wilderness Ecotour advertised and thought, Yes; that sounds like fun; Rang the company; Booked; Paid the deposit and thought, STILL months away.
I received all the information and with only 2 weeks to go I thought, what have I let myself in for?  Will I be: strong enough, fit enough? And able to put up a tent?  In other words, what possessed me to think this trip was something I wanted and could do?
All these thoughts disappeared when I met Jenny at Bairnsdale, she was bright, smiling, knowledgeable and great fun, and I must say continued this way through the whole trip.  The group was very small, but that meant we all got to know each other well and had time to help each other.
It was challenging for me in lots of ways, first holiday on my own, first bushwalking holiday, first time sleeping in a tent but I enjoyed all the challenges and the whole experience and look forward to the next one.

Atmospheric snowgums and uninhabited wilderness by A Berry (Qld)
The whole trip was fun, interesting and incredibly grand.  It was particularly amazing to encounter landscape that is so different to anywhere else in Australia.  The atmospheric snow gums haunting the misty slopes and the soft alpine meadows where you suddenly come across tiny hidden orchids where unforgettable. The highlight of the trip for me was the 3600 view from the top of Mt Cobberas.  Particularly as a European, and also now as a Queenslander, the only time I have ever looked out from a mountain to see miles of totally uninhabited wilderness with no evidence of human infiltration has been in the Pilbara. And of course there is only desert to see there and not hundreds of miles of trees and hills.
The sightings of wildlife were sudden and exciting.  The peregrine falcon nest was a first sighting for us all the chicks seemed very close with the aid of the binoculars.  Also the young eagle setting looking at us in the tree, an alpine snake curled up in the sun and our lovely little skink caught unawares on the rocks.  Hope to see you again for another trip soon.

“To me the trip has been a great introduction to a new form of holidays"
June (NSW)

“This trip was even more wonderful than I expected and the special highlights were the outstanding 360º view of Wilderness from Cobberas 1, also a new library of flowers, trees and orchids. New birds, atmospheric snowgums, Gondwana-like plants, insects and lizards plus the snowgum bonsai/witchworld.”
Alison (Qld)

Pieman Falls

Howitt Road


5 Day Walk Mt Howitt & Tali Karng
Graded Moderate/Challenging

4 nights camping
Moderate-Challenging walks

A walking tour to enjoy the ambience of the high country in balmy springtime weather.  Good, long energetic day walks take you to the top of Mt Howitt, then to descend between the folds of mountains to discover Tali Karng, the hidden lake. 

In addition there are some shorter walks discovering, waterfalls at Bryces Gorge and Moroka Gorge, open grassy plains and The Pinnacles fire lookout tower.  Add some great company and the local knowledge of your guide to complete a rewarding walking ecotour experience. 

No big packs to carry, all camps are vehicle-based, but you need to be fit to enjoy challenging day walks.

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Snowgum (photo: Diana Cross)

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PO Box 69,Bruthen, Victoria 3885 AUSTRALIA
Phone: (03) 5157 5556 (International 61 3 5157 5556)

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