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Summer In Falls Creek

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by ausi ski bum, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Many Apartments in Falls Creek remain open all summer and there is heaps to do, at Cedarwood we mainly put the balconies with the Bar-B-Ques on the building with summer in mind, A nice wine, great meal and amazing view with fresh air.

    Here is a list of many of the activities and events available this year.

    Summer Activities include:

    Mountain bike riding
    Hiking/ walking
    Fishing
    Swimming in the lake
    Rowing
    Tennis
    Bungy Trampoline - during specific times
    Chair Lift Rides - during specific times
    The Howmans Gap outdoor ropes and activities courses - at specific times
    and of course plenty or Wining and Dining.

    There are many events held each summer and the list keeps growing each year, there are such things as the Mile high tennis tournament, Dragon Boat Races, Tastes of Falls Creek food and wine weekend, Easter Celebrations just to name a few. To learn more about these events and when they are on visit www.fallscreek.com.au and follow the links to the summer events and activities pages.

    Upcomming Summer Events for 2006/2007 are as follows:

    Christmas With Carrols on Chirstmas Eve held in the natural amphitheatre - the village bowl and many venues open for accommodation and Christmas lunch Christmas day with a difference


    New Years Eve There are many different functions occuring on New Years Eve, may with Live entertainment, and food. As New Years Eve is on a Sunday this year why not make it a 3 or 4 day visit and enjoy all that Falls Creek has to offer for more that just a day.

    Artist Camps 1 to 7 January, 8 to 14 January, 12 to 18 March and 1 to 6 April

    A Taste Of Falls Creek - 13th & 14th January Come and sample everything that Falls Creek has to offer. From food and wine to activities for everyone. Ride the chairlift and go for a bike ride or walk or simply take in the sights. The village is a buzz with music , food and fun for all ages.

    Mile High Tennis Tournament - 10th & 11th February This event is for competitors of all standards who compete for this unique title.

    Mile High Dragon Boat Races - 31st of March & 1st April Enter a team of 20 or just come along and watch this great event take place. Free shuttles will take you out to Rocky Valley Dam where the races are held. Enjoy food and drinks provided by the local emergency services and watch or participate in this great event that the whole family can enjoy.

    Easter At Falls Creek - 6th to 9th April Filled with activities for all ages and of course easter bunny, this is certainly easter with a difference.
     
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  2. hair-raiser

    hair-raiser Hard Yards

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    Where do you store the balconies the rest of the years, ASB?
     
  3. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Obviously you cant read, I love sitting out there with a book in summer with a nice wine and a gentle breeze, very relaxing.
     
  4. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    the first paragraph reads a little oddly.
     
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  5. mng

    mng First Runs

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    How warm/cold is the lake? [​IMG]
     
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  6. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    mng, if you have to ask then... Falls Creek suggests lots of summer activities on the lake, rowing, sailing, canoeing, fishing... I wonder why they don't mention swimming? [​IMG]
     
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  7. mng

    mng First Runs

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    I was reading a book by a local last year and they talked about water skiing on the lake...high motivation to stay upright then [​IMG]
     
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  8. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    I have swam there many times near the shore in the shallows, as soon as it gets deep its freezing. A good spot is below the big shed at the Falls Creek end of the dam wall, there is a good boat launching spot there and the Rowing Teams use that area as well.

    A much better swim is the dam at Bogong, I have swam there many times and hired the canoes
     
  9. willscarlet

    willscarlet First Runs

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    Is that Lake Guy at Bogong Village?

    Nice picnic spot there near the bridge.
     
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  10. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Yes there is an excellent spot near the dam with a huge outdoor fire place, we stop down there in winter as well and light a nice fire and have lunch, we take wood up with us to make this easier.
     
  11. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    Pretty Valley Pondage is quite shallow in spots and is nice in thermals on a hot day - some deep spots are still quite cold. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty Valley is a lovely area and would be a great asset to Falls Creek IF they ran a grader over the road annually. I've run walking tour groups out of Falls Creek and it tends to bring the whole lodge down when people rip stuff off the bottom of their car when I've assured them road is "very suitable for 2WD's". (I won't be saying that again.)

    IT would be a much better use of the money being spent to seal the BHP road, if they upgraded the Pretty Valley road a bit, or at least put a grader over it regularly.
     
  13. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    I found that Pretty Valley Ponds had a lot of leaches in the shallows.
     
  14. FCLODGE1

    FCLODGE1 Hard Yards

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    Bloody Hell, blood letting :out:
     
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