Walks, Wine & Waterfalls
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: WWWOHO
Convene at our local Mansfield Visitor Centre at 173 High Street Mansfield. There is ample parking at for private vehicles. Join us on the Bushwalks Mini-Bus for a chauffeured 30-minute journey to commence our walking tour, taking in the scenic beauty of the high country along the way.
You can live here all your life and never find this place... Meander along a rocky trail following a beautiful small brook. Pause and enjoy the sounds of moving water, wind in the trees and abundant wildlife. Set in natural bush, the path follows a creek and is well defined, with some short steep sections and is mostly a single file track. Public drop toilets are available as you set off.
Reaching the waterfall, the bush transforms into a tranquil oasis; inspiring, meditative, and grounding. A column of water pours down a cliff face. A rock viewing platform with added safety rail enables you to view the upper water cascading down, and peer over the rail to see it further traveling down the rock face on its journey through ferns, gums, and wattles. Footbridges along the way make for other great photo opportunities. Take a little time out for your catered picnic lunch. Our guide shares interesting information about unique flora and fauna, and the areas saw-milling history. Choose the tracks to take you back. Walk time of 2-3 hours with a distance of 7km.
On return we make a Local Cellar Door Discovery! Sample esteemed cool climate wines and savour a fresh produce platter to share. Stock up on your favourite drop for the trip home or stay the night in wonderful accommodation (packages available).
Total experience time 6-8 hours.
Mansfield Bushwalks include the following in our walks and tours:
- Complimentary mini-bus pickup and return to and from designated point (Mansfield Information Centre)
- Additional water
- Spare sunscreen
- Walking Poles and Gaitors
- Wet weather Ponchos if required
- Hats & Backpacks if required
Your Qualified Guide/s will also be equipped with First Aid Supplies, Satellite Communications and a PLB (Personal Location Beacon).
WHAT TO BRING
Mansfield Bushwalks also recommends you bring along the following for our walks and tours:
- Sunglasses & sunscreen
- Hat - beanie in cooler months / sunhat in warmer months
- Water Bottle
- High energy snacks including muesli bars, nuts, biscuits, sweets, chocolate bars
- Comfortable walking shoes such as runners or blundstone style boots (serious walking boots are not necessary)
- Wear layers - Comfortable walking clothes such as shorts / long pants, shirt / t-shirt, jumper, loose dress, active wear
- Back-pack as required for above items
YOUR GUIDE'S QUALIFICATIONS
+ Diploma of Teaching (1985)
+ Bachelor of Education (1991)
+ Current Teacher Registration, 30+ years experience
+ Current First Aid certification
+ Childsafe Standards workshop (2019)
+ Wilderness First Aid (2022)
+ Responsible Service of Alcohol & Hygienic Practices for Food Safety (2019)
+ Parks Victoria Licensed Tour Operator & Activity Provider. License No. CA-1601
WE RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Respect for our native environments is paramount. We are committed to ensuring walks and tours are of minimal impact to the environment in our National and State Parks, Reserves and Wetlands. Native flora and fauna and their habitats will not be removed, damaged, or changed in any way by our walking and tour groups. All rubbish taken in will be taken out, including food scraps. Our walks remain on designated paths. Conservation issues will be shared with walkers to enhance tour group knowledge and understanding of the fragile nature of the natural bush / alpine ecosystems. Awareness of endangered species and ways we can support their survival will be shared to promote knowledge and understanding amongst walkers.