SUMMER AT FALLS CREEK
You might have been to Falls Creek in Winter but have you ever seen the mountains in Summer? Falls Creek is a spectacular place to visit and time of year and we operate all year round with a massive calendar of events and activities to experience outside of the snow season.
WHY FALLS CREEK?
YEAR ROUND RESORT
Falls Creek is a true year-round resort with businesses operating every month of the year. This includes accommodation, dining, supermarket, gym, visitor information and even post office services.
Falls Creek is a community and most of the residents are here 12 months of the year. Head up this summer and let the locals show you some of the secrets of Falls Creek outside of winter!
ALPINE NATIONAL PARK
The Alpine National Park is an incredible place to experience and Falls Creek is perfect to base yourself for a holiday of adventure, activity, serenity and relaxation.
Nearby you have incredible mountains, streams waterfalls and rivers, plus expansive meadows of wildflowers leading to the historic cattlemen huts that dot the region. You are also within easy reach of the peaks of Mounts McKay, Nelse, Fainter and Jaithmatung plus the true icons of the region in Feathertop, the Razorback and the mighty Mount Bogong.
ESCAPE THE HEAT
Falls Creek is based at 1600m+ above sea level. In winter this means snow but in summer it means the temperature is around 10 degrees cooler than the valleys below. So when the rest of the state swelters on those hot 40° days you can relax in our comfortable climate where the average high is around 17° with a historic high of just under 30°. Factor in the cool blue waters of Australia's highest lake and you have the perfect spot to escape the summer heat and enjoy your active holiday.
THINGS TO DO
Falls Creek is home to one of the country's newest mountain bike trail networks with cross country flow trails all throughout the village and resort. The trail network is focused mostly on Green (beginner) and Blue (intermediate) difficulty so it is perfect for first-timers and intermediates alike, as well as children.
The Alpine Loop is one of the most challenging and spectacular in the country. 235km of alpine road that takes in 4000m+ of climbing - it is right here on Falls Creek's doorstep. This is the course for the Peaks Challenge (rated one of the world's top ten single day cycling events) and can be broken into a series of shorter rides in and out from the resort.
WALKING & HIKING
Falls Creek is set amongst the pristine environment of the Alpine National Park and has over 100km of trails that lead you into the high country's untouched wilderness. Go for an overnight camping (or "glamping") hike or a short trip to some incredible lookouts and local picnic spots.
Falls Creek is home to the spectacular Rocky Valley Lake - just 2km away from the village at the end of one of our easiest walking and riding trails. Rocky Valley Lake is huge - at 250ha and 1650m above sea level it is easily the country's largest altitude body of water
EVENTS & HOLIDAYS
CHRISTMAS & EASTER
The Christmas Holidays are peak time for summer at Falls Creek and there is a lot of buzz and excitement around as families head to the village.
Easter is a similarly popular time thanks to the long-running Easter Festival. This is a great time for kids and families especially with the resort hosting a huge range of activities from chairlift rides up the summit to easter egg hunts and adventure activities.
Falls Creek is dedicated to hosting quality sporting events through the summer period and this year's list of events grows by the day. Peaks Challenge is the cycling jewel in the crown but the emergence of mountian biking has seen newer events such as the Elevation Enduro series, Mountain Raid and McKayos enter the calendar. Check out a new event to hit Falls Creek in November with the Alpine Challenge - an ultra-trail run across the highest peaks of the region.
We love to sit back and relax at Falls Creek and there are a range of events just perfect to enjoy good food, wine and entertainment. For the family classic check out the annual Dragon Boat Championships or perhaps pull up a chair at the World's Longest Lunch or High Country Harvest.
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