Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

PAGE 96 | LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE ADVENTURE Get adventurous in the High Country East Gippsland and the Victorian High Country offer a wide variety of ways to get adventurous in remote wilderness settings that abound with natural beauty and wildlife. Blessed with magnificent alpine-fed rivers, as well as expansive national parks, state forests and wetlands, these regions are 'manna from heaven' for anyone with an adventurous spirit and a penchant for spectacular scenery. Get adventurous A fantastic way to get out into the wild and remote forests of East Gippsland, is to take an adventure trip with an experienced local tour operator, such as Snowy River Expeditions. Based at Karoonda Park, Gelantipy – a location bounded by the Alpine and Snowy River National Parks, wilderness areas and state forests – Snowy River Expeditions offers a variety of exciting adventure trips of one, two or four days' duration – including paddling trips on the iconic Snowy River, rock climbing, abseiling, caving and other adventure-based experiences and tours in the wild and remote environs of 'Snowy River Country'. Hit the white-water White-water rafting trips on the Snowy River – which lies some 700 vertical metres beneath the Gelantipy plateau – start in either the Kosciuszko, Alpine or Snowy River National Park, depending on the current river water levels and the participants' preference. Expeditions on the Mitchell and Mitta Mitta rivers are available for group bookings of 10 or more. Rock your world Suitable for most ages, a fully-guided Snowy River Expeditions rock-climbing or abseiling adventure gives you the opportunity to safely claw your way up a steep rock face, or abseil your way down into a lush gully, resplendent with rambling forest streams and native ferns. Alternatively, you can get dirty, dusty and muddy on a wild caving expedition in the caves of Buchan. Sure you'll be a little uncomfortable at times, but you'll see some amazing, ancient cave structures and you'll definitely have fun. These caving adventures cater for all abilities, allowing the more adventurous to slip down tight squeezes, while other group members can choose the more spacious passage – making it an ideal family adventure. Find out more Please note that minimum numbers apply for all tours, and bookings are essential. To find out more about Snowy River Expeditions' adventure trips, based out of Karoonda Park, Gelantipy, visit Rock climbing – under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor – can be a fantastic way to challenge yourself. Suitable for the family Paul and Judi Sykes & Lynton and Lauren Hill KAROONDA PARK GELANTIPY Ph. 5155 0220 Email: Website: Have you experienced the legend? 1, 2 & 4 day trips Minimum numbers apply. Bookings essential. PB8334 Paddling trips on the Snowy River and other local Adventure activities