Walking tour company Park trek have announced a bushfire charity walk in the Victorian alps over the Easter long weekend.
This is what they had to say:
“Many of our beloved wilderness areas have been devastated in the recent bushfires. In the aftermath of fire there is a significant ongoing cost to local communities that are struggling to get back on their feet – the cost of reduced tourism.
Park Trek cherishes our wilderness areas and relies on these local communities for our trips. To offer our support we have put together a Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk, with 100% of profits going to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
During this 4-day walking tour, you will be hiking in gorgeous alpine wilderness, exploring local sites, and eating out each night to support local businesses. While we are running this trip to give back to the community, it's a fabulous trip in its own right – a spectacular exploration of some of Australia's most stunning alpine regions.
We'll explore the Bogong High Plains, an expansive undulating region set at a high altitude. We'll get you right up amongst Victoria's highest peaks, but the walking is well within the reach of most walkers.
We'll hike to Ropers Lookout for expansive views across the High Country at sunset. We'll walk to Kelly Hut and Fitzgerald Hut where we'll stop for lunch before taking the relaxing stroll back along the pretty Langford Aqueduct Trail. We'll also follow the Wallace Heritage Trail to visit picturesque Wallace Hut, the oldest hut in the High Country.
Climbing to the summit of Mt Jaitmathang is a trip highlight. The walk is steadily ascending, taking you from Pretty Valley, past Tawonga Huts and up to the summit. From here you will gain stunning 360 degree views across Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham and beyond."
This charity walk is running from 11 - 14 April, across the Easter holiday period. Book online here or call 03 5639 2615 for more information or to book.