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26 August 2007

Winter break - Falls Creek!

We took Friday off work to take a long awaited break at Mount Beauty. Mount Beauty is a small village in one of the valleys amongst the Victorian High Country peaks. Notably, Mount Bogong - the tallest in Victoria, overlooks the village.
We stayed at a small B&B there and on Saturday we drove the remaining 30km up to the Falls Creek ski areas. The weather played along, and we had a day going up and down the slopes. On Sunday we took a leisurely drive through some of the other valley settlements before motoring the remaining 250km back along the freeway. The weather was perfect, definitely more like spring than the last weekend of winter!

We had lunch at a quaint wine estate called Anapurna. The mezze platter was a great accompaniment to some good wine.

Falls Creek's inviting, crisp slopes!

Although it was weekend, the crowds were manageable, by European standards.

On the way home, in the valleys it was a real spring day!