Falls Creek, Victoria: Destination Guide

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Come sunshine or snow fall, Falls Creek is a magical alpine region with endless adventures to offer.

Read on to find out more about this iconic Australian location or find and book accommodation in Falls Creek today.

About Falls Creek

Before it was officially named Falls Creek in 1938, the area was originally opened up as part of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme and was known as Horseshoe Creek by local graziers – due to the boggy country that often pulled shoes off the horses. It was not until the late 1940s that the first ski lodge was built. Along with nearby Mount Hotham, Falls Creek is one of Victoria’s premier snowfields with 15 ski lifts and several thousand beds.

Things to do in Falls Creek

During winter, snow bunnies migrate to these rugged peaks to enjoy the white dust that has fallen over the popular Falls Creek resort. But the winter destination also offers its charm during the less prevalent warmer, summer months. Whether you favour bushwalking, horse riding, trial bike riding or snow skiing, there's something for everyone at Falls Creek.

Attractions in Falls Creek

Falls Creek Resort

Falls Creek is the adrenaline junkie's haven come winter time. It is Victoria's largest alpine resort and the spiritual home of cross country skiing. Whatever your poison - be it downhill skiining, cross country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, terrain parks, or building snowmen - Falls Creek has you covered. Plus, off the slopes you'll find some of the best apres-ski entertainment going round.

Mount McKay

In the summer months, the bushwalking opportunites are truly spectacular. Mt McKay is the highest peak in Falls Creek (1842m) and the highest drivable peak in Australia. Drive or hike to the top, then settle in to witness the most spectacular sunset you've ever seen.

Wallaces Heritage Trail

Soak up the scenery along Wallaces Heritage Trail. This bush walk will expose you to a piece of Bogong High Plains' history and take you via Cope and Wallace's Hut, the oldest cattleman's hut in the National Park.

Getting to Falls Creek

Falls Creek is located in Victoria's north east, about 387km from Melbourne.

By car

Falls Creek can be reached from Omeo in the east and Albury-Wodonga in the north, but most Melburnians take the Hume Highway to Wangaratta and travel via Bright and Mount Beauty. From Wangaratta, this drive passes through the beautiful Ovens Valley, which includes attractions such as bushwalking, sightseeing, photography, camping and numerous first class wineries.

When to visit Falls Creek

Very popular and often booked out in the winter snow season, the warmer summer months are perhaps the best for sightseeing. With temperatures rarely exceeding 20°C, Falls Creek’s alpine climate is an attractive refuge during the hot weather. Overnight temperatures regularly fall to single digits, or sub-zero, with snow a possibility at any time of the year.

Where to stay in Falls Creek

There are ample places to spend a night in Falls Creek. To browse accommodation options for Falls Creek, click here