If heading for the peace and quiet of the mountains is on the cards, you may want to steer clear of those 'first-to-mind' favourites and visit somewhere a little less crowded... like Mount Beauty!
The aptly named Alpine town offers the perfect jumping-off-point for those wishing to spend some time exploring Falls Creek in all its summer glory, whilst still offering a plethora of options in and around the town.
This itinerary will see you in hidden-away accommodation, enjoying a day at Falls Creek, a Hatted Chef dinner, scenic walks, a brewery, lakes and more.
Day 4 - Eat
Treat yourself to a hearty bakery breakfast after a weekend well spent.
Oh, the places you'll go...
|Day 1||Eco Villa Mt Beauty||-||Stay||Your stunning accommodation for the weekend is at none other than Eco Villa Mt Beauty - a three bedroom property with pool, spa and all the serenity you need!|
|Templar Lodge||4 min/ 4 km||Eat||You can't go to Mount Beauty without enjoying a meal at the famous Templar Lodge -the brainchild of Hatted Chef, Emma Handley.|
|Day 2||Wonderland Emporium||1 min/ 650 m||Eat||At Wonderland Emporium you'll find fabulous food, the best organic coffee, aristan teas, fresh flowers daily and an amazing pop up gallery.|
|Mt Beauty Pondage Trail||3 min/ 2 km||Do||The Mount Beauty Pondage Walk is an easy, 3 km trail around Mount Beauty Pondage - perfect for little legs or to walk off breakfast.|
|Rocky Valley Bikes and Snow Sports||2 min/ 1 km||Eat||Stop in for a light, garden lunch at Rocky Valley Bikes and Snow Sports.|
|Mt Beauty Gorge Walk||5 min/ 3 km||Do||This easy, 2.3 km walk will see you cross a swing bridge to take in views of The Mount Beauty Gorge at the perfect time of day (late afternoon).|
|Stockpot||3 min/ 2 km||Eat||Expect a delicious, eclectic menu at Stockpot with all your favourites, including pizza.|
|Day 3||Milch Cafe & Bar||43 min/ 32 km||Eat||Head up to Falls Creek for the day. At Milch Cafe Bar, you'll enjoy a home-style breakfast and peruse their very own bath, body and skincare range.|
|Aqueduct Trail||Walk past Alpha Ski Lodge and join the Fryingpan Raceline to join the trail half way.||Do||An easy 4 km walk taking you past the picturesque Wishing Well and Rocky Valley Lake.|
|BE Foodstore||One of the first buildings you'll see on your way back.||Eat||Using local ingredients, BE Foodstore offers a deliciously healthy menu to refuel properly after a big morning.|
|Ropers Lookout||4min/ 1.4m to start||Do||An easy 5 km hike with a natural staircase climb at the end that looks back to Falls Creek, down the Kiewa Valley and over Rocky Valley Lake.|
|Eco Villa Mt Beauty||44 min/ 33 km||Eat||Take a load off and enjoy your accommodation with drinks and a home-cooked dinner.|
|Day 4||Mount Beauty Bakery||2 min/ 1.5 km||Eat||Treat yourself to a hearty bakery breakfast after a weekend well spent.|
|Gather & Harvest||1 min/ 200 m||Do||Ladies, you won't want to leave Mount Beauty without visiting the luxurious lifestyle retail boutique and studio, Gather and Harvest.|
|Lake Guy||21 min/ 15 km||Do||Lake Guy has many sites to see along the easy 3 km walk. You might want to bring your swimmers if it's a hot day!|
|Crank Handle Brewery||21 min/ 15 km||Eat||The new Crank Handle Brewery is a great spot to enjoy lunch and end a wonderful weekend. Hot tip: try the beer supreme nachos.|