Charlie’s Birthday Hike

Charlie turned 11 a few weeks back but this year he celebrated it a bit differently.  In lieu of a party, he and Alan asked a couple of his friends and their dads to go on a hiking adventure.

The first night was spent in Tawonga in the comfort of an airbnb!

The next morning they drove up Mount Hotham and set off on their hike along Razorback Ridge.  Reaching their camping spot late in the afternoon there was time for a rest and refuel before a further evening 2k walk to the top of Mount Feathertop to watch the sunset.  An awesome effort by everyone…..especially the boys carrying fairly heavy packs on their first hike!

The next morning they hiked down to Harrietville.  Lunch in the fabulous Bright Brewery and a swim in Sinclair’s waterhole near Porepunkah before the long drive home.

Charlie was super tired but very happy when he got home, telling us all about it…and asking Alan when they could go on their next one!

Dad & Son packed and ready to go

A swim in Bright on the way through….

Celebrating his birthday on the first night

Next morning… we go!

On the Hike

Camping Ground

Evening Entertainment….yes you guessed it!

Down to Harrietville

Lunch at the Brewery

Waterhole Fun

Self-decorated cake on his actual birthday 🙂

What a cool way to turn 11 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!



Charlie’s Birthday Hike