An Australian first Festival of Short Walks has been launched in and around the picturesque historic towns of Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah and Rutherglen.
The seven day short walks festival features a program of more than 30 guided and 40 self-guided walks encompassing nature, arts and culture, food and wine and stories.
With Victoria’s High Country home to Australia’s notorious bushrangers, prestigious artists, and celebrated winemakers, the Festival of Short Walks unearths unique stories, old, new and unexpected, connecting people to place. Visitors can escape the winter blues and detox in nature, revel in local culture and soak up springtime vistas.
Among the October experiences visitors are encourage to ‘walk’ is a forage and feast in Rutherglen with a 7th generation winemaker, drawing and bird watching skills with a local artist in the Chiltern Mount Pilot National Park, strolling down Yackandandah’s village street on a guided tour or perching yourself on Beechworth’s golden granite boulders, perhaps sipping a drop of Beechworth’s finest wine.
The Festival of Short Walks is on 14-20 October. Details: https://www.walkhighcountry.com.au/festival-of-short-walks