Photography opportunities everywhere!

Nature and bird watching.

Choose a book on a topic you’ve always wondered about, or one on the local area from the Payne’s Hut Library.

Relax by the local Mitta Mitta River, swim, read a book.

Sit by a camp fire as part of your nightly routine and join the hosts (if you wish) and share stories and laughter.




Fitzgeralds Road – 2 hours return

Walk to Mittagundi, the outdoor education centre and pioneer-style farm. We can arrange a tour for you with notice. It is a truly special place.

The Lanes Track (6 hours return), see the High Country Huts, enjoy the Alpine Trails.

Walk from Watched Creek to Payne’s Hut.




The iconic Blue Duck Inn is a 20 minute drive away. Great spot for a quiet, picturesque drink on the verandah.

Flyfishing – enjoy the spectacular local mountain terrain whilst meandering into magnificent flowing rivers and streams. Grae will be happy to guide you with notice.

Horse rides through the local area. Rides can be arranged upon booking or organised when you arrive.

Trail running.

White water rafting and kayaking is seasonal. Let us know if you are interested when booking.

Roadriding and mountain biking. Many bike riding events such as the Peaks Challenge are organised to enjoy the terrain of Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buffalo and beyond. Pickups (bike and all) can be pre-arranged.


Scenic drives: Head North to Glen Wills, see the recently renovated Glen Valley Hall, camping spots along the River as you head north, and continue on to the (also newly renovated) Mitta Pub – a great spot for a meal or drink by the River. Head Nor-West to Falls Creek and on to Mt Beauty to the Bakery.

Joy flights from the Mitta International Airport, gliding, paragliding, scenic flights or helicopter rides from Mt Beauty (6) and helicopter rides from further afield at Porepunkah,

Check out there tips for the kids.

Having been talking of going here for over 4 years, I can finally say I’ve done it, and we’ll definitely be back! This really is an amazing place to unwind and relax.
The surroundings are beautiful and the hosts, Graham and Tess just as beautiful. It was so nice to relax by the fire and spin a few yarns before settling in to some amazing local food.


We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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