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Falls Creek Resort and Alpine National Park reopen to visitors from regional Victoria

Falls Creek Resort and Alpine National Park reopen to visitors from regional Victoria
September 22, 2020

Falls Creek Resort Management has announced the reopening of Falls Creek Resort and the Alpine National Park to visitors from regional Victoria - in time for school holidays.

Regional visitors are encouraged to visit, dine out and access the resort’s hiking and trails.

Falls Creek offers an extensive network of trails which cater to all fitness levels. These trails expose walkers to the beauty and majesty of the Bogong High Plains. Historic huts, snowgums and Mt Bogong itself are a constant reminder of the living spirit of the region.

There are a variety of walks to enjoy, from an easy 1/2-hour stroll with scenic vantage points to more challenging day or overnight hikes. 

Falls Creek Resort Management Communications and Marketing Manager, Sarah Watt shared the community sentiment that businesses are excited to welcome tourists back to the area noting “due to the bushfires last summer, followed by COVID, many of the businesses at Falls Creek haven’t been fully operational since January.

“We encourage those who can, to come with an empty esky and dine out at one of Falls Creek’s delectable cafes and restaurants which have done their best to reopen.

“The resort is spectacular now, with lovely spring days, blossoming native flowers and plenty of walking trails to be explored. In fact, there is even a dusting of snow forecast this weekend, for those wishing to bring the family up for snow play. We recommend making a weekend of it and stay with one of our many accommodation providers. There are options suitable for all budgets.”

Resort Entry:

•Resort entry is now complimentary. Fees have been waived for the remainder of the declared snow season.

•While some restrictions have been eased, the resort is still required to operate under its COVIDSafe Plan. This requires all visitors to pre-register online through the Falls Creek website, print and display their dashboard pass while in the resort. Please click here to register your trip. 

•All persons entering the resort are required to drive through Lane 1 of the Howman's Gap ticket box to enter the resort. The ticket box will continue to be staffed. Please stop and confirm your details with resort management personnel. This is to comply with DHHS regulations as well as the resort’s COVIDSafe Operating Plan

Restrictions:

Third Step restrictions will apply to anyone staying within the resort, these include:

•Public gatherings are allowed up to 10 people outdoors.

•Visitors to the home: "household bubble" 1 nominated household allowing up to 5 visitors from that household at a time.

•Restaurants and cafes can open under the outlined restrictions (see Premier's statement).

Other Important Information:

•The gate will remain shut at the Rocky Valley Dam wall until further notice, however visitors are welcome to walk or hike to areas beyond this point.

•Mountain bike trails are currently under maintenance in preparation for the green season. An announcement will be made about when these will open soon.

•There is no longer enough snow in resort to undertake any snow related activities other than snowplay. This is subject to the forecasted snowfall at the end of the week.

•A list of food and beverage operators that are open will be continually updated on the What’s on Guide.

•The Visitor Information Centre will now reopen from 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week, until the 4th of October.

Images of Falls Creek in the Summer. Credit: Matt Hull

Related Articles

9th August 2020 - Falls Creek Management announce resort closure due to Stage three Coronavirus restrictions

4th August 2020 - Ski lifts at Hotham and Falls Creek ski resorts will not reopen for spring season

9th July 2020 - Vail Resorts suspend operations at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek due to latest COVID-19 outbreak

29th May 2020 - 2020 snow season for Perisher, Hotham and Falls Creek to open on 24th June

20th July 2019 - Falls Creek announce first weekend with full ski fields access

6th June 2019 - Falls Creek prepares for biggest opening weekend since 2000

22nd February 2019 - Vail Resorts confirm purchase of Victoria’s Falls Creek and Hotham ski resorts

7th October 2018 - Falls Creek flags 2018 snow season highlights

6th April 2018 - New appointments announced for Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board

25th September 2017 - Falls Creek announces $9 million Eagle Chairlift redevelopment

18th July 2017 - 2017 sees Falls Creek mark 70 years of operations

26th December 2016 - Parks Victoria plan proposes luxury accommodation on Falls Creek to Hotham Alpine Crossing trail

12th September 2014 - $2.5 million for first all abilities alpine accommodation at Falls Creek

12th November 2008 - Elite Athletes Begin Altitude Training at Falls Creek


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