Falls Creek is Australia’s leading alpine training destination and the only serious option for a fully equipped training camp at altitude.
The Alpine National Park is Victoria’s answer to training overseas. Up here dramatic peaks and alpine ridges form a spectacular location with road, trail and open water training options at 1600m+ above sea level.
Falls Creek offers the convenience of a vibrant community base in the heart of the action only 4½ hours drive from Melbourne.
Altitude training may seem a sporting buzz-word but scientific opinion is settled on its benefits.
Training at altitude between 1500m and 1850m above sea level is regarded among athletes and sports scientists to deliver tangible physical benefits by increasing the delivery of oxygen through the blood. This level of altitude training is particular beneficial for middle and long distance athletes or those competing in endurance sports.
A training program of between 10 to 14 days at altitude is considered best to maximise the benefits of altitude training.
See you at 1600m+
At Falls Creek our environment is routinely chosen by Olympians and elite sporting teams as an off-season training base. In a cool climate with an average high of 18°C in January, comfortable training conditions are maintained even at the height of Australian summer.
Falls Creek’s village is established for high visitation meaning fantastic infrastructure and services. Over 3,000 beds and multiple dining options remain open year round to service a thriving mountain bike park, nature retreat and lakeside tourist destination. With a fully-equipped village at 1600m+ your camp at Falls Creek is not just training at altitude but living at altitude too.
Falls Creek can provide the ideal setting for a team-focused training camp with a variety of options to cater to your specific needs.
For groups or solo athletes Falls Creek’s summer facilities provide a comfortable environment to create a self-catered training camp to budget and requirement.
The list of athletes and teams using Falls Creek as an offseason training camp grows longer and more distinguished with every season.
Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park offers a 40km+ network of uphill and flow descent singletrack with bike hire and shuttle options available. Back Country riding on extensive on and off grade country tracks and firetrails, include ascent to 1850m at nearby Mount McKay, Australia’s highest drivable point.
Flat grade aqueduct trails form the basis of a 45km network of inner-resort trails for endurance and distance training. Variable terrain High Plains tracks offer more undulating courses for trail running.
Rowing and Water Based Sport
Australia’s highest 2km open water course for rowing and other water sports on the expansive 250ha Rocky Valley Lake. Foreshore area 2km from the village offers easy launching and marshalling points plus unique orienteering opportunities kayaking to differing points of the lake.
Culturally and historically significant sites dot the landscape around Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains for distance and altitude hikes. A 25km route between Falls Creek and Mt Hotham presents a unique team building option hiking one of Victoria’s recognised iconic walks.
A 235km loop from Falls Creek to Bright, Mt Hotham and Omeo takes in over 4000m of elevation in 3 major climbs. Local highlights offer manageable out and back single rides at altitude levels.
Drills & Group Training
The Nordic Bowl precinct offers a largely flat open grassed space for group training, set drills, anaerobic and aerobic workouts. Double tennis court and car parking areas can be configured for exclusive use in flat ground drill training. Sessions at nearby Mt Beauty Football & Cricket Club oval are also available.
A private 12.5m in-ground heated pool is available in Falls Creek by prior request along with a 33m public pool in nearby Mount Beauty.
Light recreation and team building via a high ropes course at the Howmans Gap Alpine Centre.
Board Room and conference spaces available for between 20 to 120 participants.
Secure areas available for private gym setup or scheduled exclusive use of community gym with weights, spin bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and strength equipment.
Day Spa and massage facilities available at two village establishments by prior request
Regular summer facilities open include multiple dining options, Visitor Information Centre, Supermarket & Liquor, Post Office, public bike repair & wash station, bike rental & service outlets, Tennis Courts and walk-in Reservation Centre.