Falls Creek Destination Guide

Welcome to Falls Creek! This Alpine Resort turns into an outdoor adventure mecca in the Summer, allowing you to explore the wonders of the Victorian High Plains. Home to world-class mountain bike and hiking trails, Falls Creek features a stunning natural environment and there is so much to see and do.

Whether it’s your first time to Falls, or you’re a seasoned visitor, you will find plenty to escape the day-to-day and enjoy Falls Freedom this summer!

The High Country’s stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes are perfect places for both adventure and relaxation.


Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park is 40km of world class gravity trails, high in the rooftop of Victorian Alpine National Park. Designed and built by World Trail, Falls Creek’s Park is a showcase of gravity and flow in beautiful alpine terrain.

These trails have been built with the rider in mind. Accessible to the newest of bikers and enticing to the most experienced, all trails start in finish in the resort. Easy cruiser, fun flowing descent or all-mountain bash, it’s all at the doorstep of a ride-in, ride-out village.

This is truly mountain biking for all riders, with shuttles every weekend, 10km of unbroken gravity, and the dead-set legend of Australian mountain biking – Flowtown! We’re talking 6km of free-flowing trail with berms, jumps and rollers and a final 3km that rides more like pump track than gravity trail.

This is laugh-out-loud kind of fun that doesn’t go out of style.

Location & how to get there

Located in North-East Victoria, Falls Creek is less that 2 hours’ drive from Albury-Wodonga, 4.5 hours from Melbourne, or an easy day’s drive from Sydney. There are a range of transport options available, including self-driving, coach buses, public transport, private transfers, and air travel.

Plan your journey

Car – During summer there is no charge for vehicle entry to the resort, and it is accessible by road from both Mt Beauty (to the north) and Omeo (to the south). The drive in either direction is very scenic and a beautiful way to tour the High Country on a fully sealed road. We recommend guests check the Vic Roads website to ensure the Falls Creek to Omeo road is open before travelling. In certain weather conditions the road may be closed for the safety of the drivers.

Train – Public rail transport can be a convenient and cost-effective way of traveling most of the way to the resort. Various options are available to get visitors most of the way to Falls Creek via the Victorian and New South Wales regional rail services.

From Albury or Wangaratta you can connect with a scheduled Coach Service, book a Private Transfer or hire a rental car.

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Air – From most Australian capitals, daily services fly into Albury via REX and QantasLink. The remaining travel time to Falls Creek is less than 2 hours by road on a connecting Coach Service, in a hire car, or via Private Transfer.

For the ultimate Air Travel experience book a helicopter transfer out of Albury directly to Falls Creek. The trip takes just 35 minutes by air and adds an incredible experience to your snow holiday.

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Don’t forget to read all about our top tips for how to travel with your bike!

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As always, please make sure to stay up to date with travel requirements and restrictions. At the time of writing, there are no restrictions in place for anyone travelling to or from Victoria. Check up on all the latest information on the website:


Driving from Melbourne or Albury?

Falls Creek is so accessible from so many places, and if you’re self-driving then why not take the opportunity to experience even more of what this amazing region has to offer!

During summer there is no charge for vehicle entry to the resort, and it is accessible by road from both Mt Beauty (to the north) and Omeo (to the south). The drive in either direction is very scenic and a beautiful way to tour the High Country on a fully sealed road. Just make sure to check the Vic Roads website to ensure the Falls Creek to Omeo road is open before travelling (in certain weather conditions the road may be closed for the safety of the drivers).

Get all the deets right HERE.

From Melbourne:

  • Approximately a 5hr drive, including 3hrs straight up the Hume Hwy, then right onto Snow Rd.
  • Take a slight detour into Bright to check out the brewery (adds about 30min total to drive time but worth it).  
  • Mt Beauty is a great day-trip option – a town embraced by a mountain so beautiful, it inspires a name.
  • Make sure you don’t miss the King Valley and Ovens Valley wine regions for welcoming cellar doors and mouth-watering country cuisine.

From Albury (so includes driving from Canberra +3.5hrs, Sydney +5.5hrs):

  • Approximately a 2hr drive with deviations to Yackandandah, Beechworth and Bright.
  • Plenty of ride options before you even leave Albury – check out Nail Can Hill and Hunchback Hill (half a day each).
  • Make sure to stop in at Yackandandah for shopping, cafes, gold rush heritage, and of course the famous ‘Yack Tracks’ MTB trails.
  • Beechworth MTB Park is only 40 minutes from Albury, where you can also stop for the brewery and a famous bakery.
  • For some day trip options, make sure to check out the brewery at Bright and the bakery at Mt Beauty (even better than Beechworth’s… shhhhh don’t tell anyone!)

Accommodation Partners

Diana Alpine Lodge

Address: 6 Falls Creek Road
Phone: (03) 5758 3214
Email: bookings@dianalodge.com
Web: www.dianalodge.com

Surrounded by the stunning mountains of Victoria’s High Country and set within the picturesque Falls Creek Alpine Village and Snow Resort, Diana Alpine Lodge is the perfect home base for the race and afterwards! Enjoy all the best facilities, including a purpose-built bike storage room.

Special offering for Rocky Trail riders: Book two nights for $200 per person and get a free upgrade, breakfast and welcome beverage (normally valued at $544). Minimum two person per room.

Snow Ski Apartments

Address: 1 Village Bowl Crt
Phone: (03) 5758 3356
Email: managers@snowcrystal.net.au
Web: www.snowskiapartments.com.au

These gorgeous apartments are perfectly located for all your Summer Activities – next door to the tennis courts, playground, pump track and easy access to the fantastic High Country Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails. And that’s not all!

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom fully self-contained apartments
  • Easy, FREE village shuttle access
  • Onsite baggage storage on arrival and departure days to extend your stay
  • Onsite bike wash and storage

Special offering for Rocky Trail riders: 10% discount on all rooms and packages – just enter the code FCRTS10% in the Res Note section when booking online (or just mention Rocky Trail when calling or emailing).


Explore the Accommodation Portal for all of your home-away-from-home options.

Stay on the mountain in one of Falls Creek’s beautiful lodges, hotels or apartments.

And if you’re looking for some help with finding the BEST place to stay, make sure you get in touch with one of the Accommodation Reservation Services, which are all run by passionate consultants who live and work in the resort and who can assist you to book every aspect of your alpine holiday!

Our top tips for #rockytrailracers

Explore the VillageFalls Creek mountain village has everything you need for your stay. Pop down to the Visitor Information Centre for all the latest tips and maps, check out the Ski Wall at Diana Lodge, let the kids loose in the Possum Playground, and duck into one of the village cafes for a well-deserved treat.
Stretch your legsThe walking and hiking trails of Falls Creek showcase the beauty of the Bogong High Plains and the alpine environment. There are a variety of walks to enjoy, from an easy 1/2 hour stroll to scenic vantage points to more challenging day or overnight hikes. Explore the High country’s undulating plains for the vibrant alpine wildflowers, and if you are lucky you just might also catch a glimpse of the rare mountain pygmy possum.
Get out on the waterBike, hike or drive out to Rocky Valley Lake for water-based fun at altitude. There is great trout fishing at the lake, and you can pick your paddle experience for exploring the area (paddle boat, kayak, or stand-up paddle boards). Or just grab your bathers and a picnic basket for a gorgeous day by the water!
Food glorious foodAll those alpine adventures will give you a healthy appetite! With a range of fabulous venues in the village, you can enjoy a cool drink while overlooking the mountains, a pub meal while basking in the afternoon sun, or a freshly prepared hamper made just for you!
Gravel ridingBackcountry gravel riding is the ideal vehicle for anyone seeking adventure and space out beyond the resort boundaries. There is an incredible network of riding routes weaving their way across the Bogong High Plains, with options ranging from smooth & idyllic aqueduct trails right through to all day alpine epics. 
Family FunThere are plenty of ways to keep the little ones entertained at Falls Creek – make sure to pick up a Kids Activity Pack from the Visitor Information Centre, which is filled with fun activities for children aged from toddlers through to primary school – scavenger hunts, nature spotting lists, mazes, cutouts, and more!
Wallace’s Heritage TrailWith some of the oldest huts on the High Plains, Falls Creek is ideally located for those keen to explore the rich history of the High Plains. Take the easy and very scenic 6km walk along the Heritage Trail to iconic Wallace’s Hut and see this remarkable piece of history nestled amongst the snowgums (it is the oldest surviving cattlemen’s hut).
Disc GolfIf you’ve never tried this weird and wonderful sport then now is the time to give it a go. Much like traditional golf, players aim to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes; except instead of a ball you use a flying disc! Just try it – lots of fun!
Our Tip:FORE!
Arts & CultureFalls Creek is a hub of arts and culture at altitude, with great activations and pieces throughout the village and surrounding high plains. Make sure to download the Digital Heritage Guide to take you past all 6 stepping stones where you can look around and take in the stories of the village landscape.

Need more?
Check out the Insider’s Guide for even more inspiration.

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