Media Release – Friday 18 October 2013

Aussies are encouraged to get their walking boots on and try a summer holiday of a different kind this year with a ‘week of walks’ in the Australian Snowy Mountains high country.

“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.

For more information and the full week of walks itinerary head to http://www.lanternapartments.com.au/adventure/a-week-walking-the-high-country/ And to check out all the accommodation deals and make a booking visit www.lanternapartments.com.au or call 1800 020 598.