Forty Batemans Bay Bushwalkers headed to the village of Bright in the Victorian high country in March for a week of what can only be described as Bushwalking Heaven.
Bright is adjacent to the Mt Buffalo National Park where most of the walks were located.
Mt Buffalo is a huge granite plateau which looms over the Ovens and Buckland River Valleys.
The Day Visitor area at The Gorge is the site of the Historic Chalet Hotel (currently undergoing refurbishment), and home to several spectacular lookouts over surrounding river valleys and alpine ranges.
On a clear day you can see all the way to Mt Kosciuszko.
Our bushwalkers completed as many walks as possible in the four days spent on Mt Buffalo.
They enjoyed mountain streams, waterfalls, alpine meadows, tumbles of huge granite boulders, mountain peaks, unique vegetation and even a few wildflowers.
Needless to say, the views were stunning from every angle.
The weather ranged from hot and humid, cool and misty, cold and wet, sunny and clear – all in one week.
One fine, cloudless day everyone drove to Mt Hotham in the nearby Alpine National Park for a range of walks – some to Mt Hotham Peak, and the rest along the Razorback Trail – all with endless views of the Victorian and NSW high country.
A hardy group of 12 walkers tackled the exhilarating 23km trek to the summit of Mt Feathertop, the second-highest peak in Victoria.
Camp leaders Mark Nash, Wendy Evans and Brian and Christine Mercer, planned plenty of downtime to enjoy Bright and its surrounding attractions – scenic drives, quaint country villages, farm produce shops, wineries, olive groves, cycle tracks, river walks, and historical exhibits.
All in all, a wonderful destination for bushwalkers and non-bushwalkers alike.
To view more photos from this wonderful camp and to learn more about the bushwalking club, visit www.baybushwalkers.org.au.
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