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TRAVEL & LEISURE

This New Luxury Overnight Retreat Takes You Hiking and Glamping in Victoria's High Country

You'll cover around 14 kilometres by foot, drink wine, sleep in comfy beds and even enjoy a sunrise yoga session.
By Libby Curran
April 13, 2021
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By Libby Curran
April 13, 2021
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These days, it's not like you need much of an excuse to ditch your house, get out of town and do some exploring. But just in case, here's a great one: a luxurious overnight alpine hiking retreat has arrived in Victoria's high country.

Combining a guided hiking tour with high-end glamping accommodation, the Get Outside Under The Stars experience is the latest premium offering from local tour crew Get Outside Melbourne. And, while the first run of dates this past March and April sold out quickly, bookings are now open for the next lot, kicking off in September — once the snow season wraps up.

The new overnight retreat will see you spend two days hiking through stunning bushland near Mansfield, guided by seasoned experts and covering around 14 kilometres in total. The trails call for moderate fitness levels, with a few steep bits promising to get your pulse up.

After the first day's hike, you'll head back to camp to enjoy a chef-prepared feast, matched local wines, and some down-time spent toasting marshmallows and mingling with your group around the fire pit. The rest of your evening is looking pretty luxurious, too, thanks to the plush glamping set-up featuring comfy queen-sized beds, roomy bell tents and proper bathroom facilities. The next morning, a sunrise yoga session will help fire up those muscles, and a fresh breakfast will fuel you up for the next hiking leg, which runs for about four hours.

Groups for the Under The Stars experience are capped at a maximum of 14 guests, with prices starting from $539 per person twin share.

Get Outside Melbourne started back in 2019, leading one-day hikes around the city — which are still on its agenda, should you feel like a wander without the overnight stay.

The next edition of the Get Outside Under The Stars retreat will run from September 18–19. For more information, head over to the Get Outside Melbourne website.

Published on April 13, 2021 by Libby Curran

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