This year we decided to get away from things in Melbourne and clear our heads of Christmas fuzz and make a trip to the mountains to celebrate the arrival of the New Year We made our way up to Falls Creek
in North East Victoria, to our new fave summer getaway.
During the Winter months, we travel up to Falls regularly on the weekends to indulge in our favourite pass time of snowboarding. However, last year we discovered what the mountains have to offer in Summer and we are now almost as hooked on Summer as we are of Winter. We stayed at the rather lovely Quay West Resort & Spa
which is in a fabulous location and rather lux.
Our room had the most wonderful view (see above) which could be viewed from our balcony spa - I mean come on does it get better than this.
What is there to do up there if you can't ski? Well, quite a bit. One of the main chair lifts runs on selected days for just sightseeing if you want to stay mellow and relax. Alternatively, from the top you can take one the numerous walking trails and explore the area on foot, or get a bit more extreme and navigate your way down the hill on a mountain bike. We went the extreme route and bashed our way down the hills on our bikes - although I was a little more nervous of 'breaking' myself so took things a little slower. We tried to go kayaking on the Rocky Valley lake but sadly it wasn't running and we missed out. Had we been interested there are a heap of other things we could have done, fishing, horse riding but we decided to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Welcome 2012...I think it's going to be a good one. Best wishes everyone for a happy a healthy year.
All images by Leslie Clark (Little Letters)