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A week of walks in the snowy mountain high country

By Barcham - 18 October 2013 15

The lantern property group are suggesting you go for a bike of a hike this summer, and have put together a ‘week of walks’ to encourage Canberrans to make the trip up into the mountains.

“For centuries Europeans have enjoyed walking holidays high in the mountains in summer. A pair of boots, packed picnic lunch and a peak in view is all they need,” said Ian Foster, General Manager of The Lantern Property Group which operates Lantern Apartments, Lhotsky Apartments and Elevation Apartments amongst others.

“It’s time us Australians got on board with the idea of a walking holiday in the mountains. With lovely mild summer temperatures, and low humidity, a walking holiday in the Snowy Mountains can make a great, relaxing summer holiday,” Ian continued.

Being somewhat of a local expert when it comes to the Snowy Mountains, Ian who is based in Thredbo, has devised a planned ‘week of walks’ that people can do at their own pace, and adjust depending on their fitness levels.

“A week spent walking the high country is really about getting out amongst it, reconnecting with nature and discovering what this part of the world really has to offer.”

The ‘week of walks’ includes self guided walks along the loop track to Bullocks Hut on the pristine Thredbo River, Merrits Nature Track, the Dead Horse Gap loop, the Porcupine Rocks Track out of the Perisher Valley, the Riverside Track and of course the big one, a walk to Mount Kosciuszko. Those that are extra fit can tackle the Main Range walk, taking in Rawson’s Pass, four of the five glacial lakes and some of the best views in Australia from Mount Caruthers and Twynam.

Walkers can also join the guided Alpine Lakes Walk from Thredbo and enjoy champagne and cheese at Charlotte’s Pass before boarding the Thredbo shuttle bus back home. This year the Alpine Lakes Walk will operate every Saturday from December to April. There are also some new guided walk options this summer with Full Moon Walks to Mount Kosciuszko and even a Lunar Eclipse Walk! If you’ve never seen the stars from Mount Kosciuszko, these guided walks are a must do.

Overnight accommodation is available at the Lantern Thredbo Apartments with a selection of properties to suit every taste and budget, from one bedroom apartments with spectacular views right through to four bedroom chalets with every modern luxury. There are also many great deals and specials on over summer.

“On the week of walks you’re out every day getting exercise, fresh air, relaxation and lovely deep sleep each night amongst the peace and quiet of the mountains. That’s what a holiday should be all about,” Ian concluded.

If you want info about the walks check this out: http://www.lanternapartments.com.au/adventure/a-week-walking-the-high-country/

Also, obviously, Lantern Property Group own property up there and would like to offer you some accomidation so check out their deals here: http://www.lanternapartments.com.au or call 1800 020 598

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A week of walks in the snowy mountain high country
davo101 9:32 am 21 Oct 13

460cixy said :

In my opinion I think his done the Harold Holt he won’t be found up there ever

Wow, those Chinese submarines must be pretty advanced by now.

460cixy 8:41 am 21 Oct 13

Mr Evil said :

Masquara said :

Mr Evil said :

And as a bonus, you might even find the remains of a missing Canadian while on one of your walks!

So not funny.

Well, I think it’s highly likely that it will be someone on a walk that will find the remains of this individual.

And after the way his family carried on in the media about how they thought Australian authorites weren’t doing enough to rescue him – even though there were people risking their lives to look for him in near blizzard conditions, I actually don’t have a great deal of sympathy for any of them.

In my opinion I think his done the Harold holt he won’t be found up there ever

Mr Evil 8:26 am 21 Oct 13

Masquara said :

Mr Evil said :

And as a bonus, you might even find the remains of a missing Canadian while on one of your walks!

So not funny.

Well, I think it’s highly likely that it will be someone on a walk that will find the remains of this individual.

And after the way his family carried on in the media about how they thought Australian authorites weren’t doing enough to rescue him – even though there were people risking their lives to look for him in near blizzard conditions, I actually don’t have a great deal of sympathy for any of them.

KB1971 7:53 am 21 Oct 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

KB1971 said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

You can expect to be subjected to a type of weather condition up there, occurring frequently of late, called wind. How fun to be strolling along with gusts of 120km/h pelting dust and debris in your face. There is also the inherent risk of bushfire, so smokers please avoid this trek unless you’ve got patches.
Watch out for copperheads and brown snakes too, if you are fortunate enough to spot them on the trail and carry a big jug of water, sunscreen and warm clothes for when the conditions change and it drops to 3 below zero. Am I forgetting anything…oh yeah, there aren’t many trees to squat behind on the peaks so don’t drink too much of that champagne.
Oh, I almost forgot, the 5 day tour will set you back $80 in park entry fees alone so bring your wallet [Annual pass is $190 so no discounts there].

Do you like anything?

I deleted my Facebook profile years ago, so I can’t like or dislike anything anymore.

Hahahhaa, I will pay that one.

Masquara 2:45 pm 20 Oct 13

What a fantastic reminder of how wonderful that high country is in summer. Really worth a weekend visit.

wildturkeycanoe 7:36 am 20 Oct 13

KB1971 said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

You can expect to be subjected to a type of weather condition up there, occurring frequently of late, called wind. How fun to be strolling along with gusts of 120km/h pelting dust and debris in your face. There is also the inherent risk of bushfire, so smokers please avoid this trek unless you’ve got patches.
Watch out for copperheads and brown snakes too, if you are fortunate enough to spot them on the trail and carry a big jug of water, sunscreen and warm clothes for when the conditions change and it drops to 3 below zero. Am I forgetting anything…oh yeah, there aren’t many trees to squat behind on the peaks so don’t drink too much of that champagne.
Oh, I almost forgot, the 5 day tour will set you back $80 in park entry fees alone so bring your wallet [Annual pass is $190 so no discounts there].

Do you like anything?

I deleted my Facebook profile years ago, so I can’t like or dislike anything anymore.

KB1971 4:28 pm 19 Oct 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

You can expect to be subjected to a type of weather condition up there, occurring frequently of late, called wind. How fun to be strolling along with gusts of 120km/h pelting dust and debris in your face. There is also the inherent risk of bushfire, so smokers please avoid this trek unless you’ve got patches.
Watch out for copperheads and brown snakes too, if you are fortunate enough to spot them on the trail and carry a big jug of water, sunscreen and warm clothes for when the conditions change and it drops to 3 below zero. Am I forgetting anything…oh yeah, there aren’t many trees to squat behind on the peaks so don’t drink too much of that champagne.
Oh, I almost forgot, the 5 day tour will set you back $80 in park entry fees alone so bring your wallet [Annual pass is $190 so no discounts there].

Do you like anything?

Masquara 1:27 pm 19 Oct 13

Mr Evil said :

And as a bonus, you might even find the remains of a missing Canadian while on one of your walks!

So not funny.

Mr Evil 8:36 am 19 Oct 13

And as a bonus, you might even find the remains of a missing Canadian while on one of your walks!

wildturkeycanoe 6:35 am 19 Oct 13

You can expect to be subjected to a type of weather condition up there, occurring frequently of late, called wind. How fun to be strolling along with gusts of 120km/h pelting dust and debris in your face. There is also the inherent risk of bushfire, so smokers please avoid this trek unless you’ve got patches.
Watch out for copperheads and brown snakes too, if you are fortunate enough to spot them on the trail and carry a big jug of water, sunscreen and warm clothes for when the conditions change and it drops to 3 below zero. Am I forgetting anything…oh yeah, there aren’t many trees to squat behind on the peaks so don’t drink too much of that champagne.
Oh, I almost forgot, the 5 day tour will set you back $80 in park entry fees alone so bring your wallet [Annual pass is $190 so no discounts there].

kumadude 9:07 pm 18 Oct 13

Think of all the tiger snakes you may encounter, do a Irwin from South Park and stick your thumb up their *****.

KB1971 6:08 pm 18 Oct 13

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…….let the hoards go to the coast! Leave the mountains alone, its crap, there is nothing there but hills anyway!

tuco 4:05 pm 18 Oct 13

Do they offer accommodation or the other thing?

johnboy 1:28 pm 18 Oct 13

Because we’ve not been paid for it, we’re letting people know about it because it’s cool?

Pork Hunt 1:20 pm 18 Oct 13

How is this not labelled as an advertising feature?

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