Visiting in Summer

The Victorian High Country is beautify in Summer; and there’s no better base for exploring it than the Bogong Rover Chalet.

Summer bookings run from the first weekend after Melbourne Cup Weekend and end the 30th April each year.


The opportunities are endless, but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Mountain Bike (even better, attend our Mountain Bike Weekend!)
  • Fish
  • Canoe or kayak
  • Walk or hike
  • Host a training course or conference
  • Host a planning or ideas activity

Or just relax and take in our beautiful natural environment. There’s a heap to do up here, don’t hesitate, you’ll have an awesome time!

Mountain Bike Weekend

Book now, before it books out!

The Bogong Rover Chalet offers a unique opportunity for Venturers to experience Mountain Bike Riding in the Victorian High Country at a great price.

The trip will be an action packed experience, allowing Venturers to enjoy the thrills and spills of Mountain Bike Riding in some of the most highly regarded off road cycling areas in Australia.

If you are pursuing your Queen’s Scout it also offers a chance for Venturers to achieve their Outdoor 1 in Mountain Bike Riding. We will offer badge advisers, quality instruction and at least 15 hours of riding, which will include all aspects of Mountain Bike Riding including Down Hill, Cross Country, Obstacle Crossings, Bike Maintenance and Safety.

Whether you are a die-hard mountain biker or someone who would enjoy a casual ride in the scenic Victorian high country this weekend is for YOU. NOTE: You still need to be a fairly strong cycler. Venturer Leaders are encouraged to accompany their Venturers.

When: Thursday 11th April to Sunday 14th April 2019.

Cost: $120 ($40 + $80 transport from Heathmont) covers meals, accommodation, and bus transport for you and your bike from Heathmont Scout Centre (on Heathmont Road)

Location: The Bogong Rover Chalet (we organise a bus from Melbourne). You can either make your own way there, or we organise transport for you and your bike from Heathmont Scout Centre (on Heathmont Road) on Thursday afternoon.

What else: The weekend has a limited number of places so first in with money will be accepted.

Award Scheme: Award Scheme Activity Areas that may be undertaken with the approval of your Unit Council, and/or District/Zone Venturer Council include the following. Some may require additional work before / after the MTB weekend:

  • Expression – Make a video or still photo record of the weekend. Write a report on the weekend.
  • Pursuits 1 or Outdoor 1 – Do a cycling pursuit. Log the trip including routes taken, equipment used and skills involved and learnt.
  • Ideals 1 (part 5) – Run a Scouts Own on the weekend.

Book now!

For more details contact our Bookings Team.

The Bogong Chalet Management Group reserves the right to change, restrict numbers and/or alter the program.

Getting Here

The Bogong Rover Chalet is located in Victoria’s High Country, about 11km from Falls Creek. The drive from Melbourne is roughly 5 hours.

The Chalet is a comfortable walk from the Cope Hut Carpark.

Pricing and Bookings

Summer bookings are per night. It’s $15 per person for Scout Members or $20 per person for the general public.

The minimum booking fee is $100.

Note: All prices are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Contact the Bookings Officer for more info or to book.

Working Bees

We run a number working bees during summer. The dates of these vary, but are generally run over weekends with public holidays. Our current working bee dates can be seen here.

Make sure you contact the Bookings Officer to confirm your attendance (we have strict space and safety requirements).



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