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Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours

Escape the city and explore all that Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village has to offer

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Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours

Come and enjoy the backcountry trails of Mt Baw Baw by dog sled. Have your team of eight sled dogs whisk you away under the snowgums to parts of the resort you never knew existed. This activity is great for all ages and abilities and is sure to be something you will remember for the rest of your life.

Please contact Howling Huskys directly for enquiries. We strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment as weekend tours are often booked out weeks in advance. Gift vouchers are also available. Please note that Mt Baw Baw Resort Entry is not included in tour price.

Powder Pup Snow Shoe Tour

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to enter the world of a retired sled dog. Howling Huskys is a forever-family meaning we do not rehome our retired sled dogs but just simply change their job titles. So come and gear up with a pair of snowshoes and walking harness and let our senior sled dogs show you the beauty of their favourite trails. As you journey into the trees with only the sound of crunching snow beneath your feet, your experienced guide will show you the fun we have keeping our retired dogs fit, happy and healthy. This tour is great for all ages and is based on keeping our dogs minds sharp and engaged.  So make snow angles together, play catch with a snowball or just embrace the gentle nature of these dogs while enjoying the view.

Please note: children under the age of 13 cannot walk a dog. The minimum charge for a Powder Pup Snowshoe Tour is 2 adults – maximum group size is 10. Tour availability is limited per day.

Price: $175 per Adult

Baw Baw Back Country Tour

Come along on our Back Country tour and be amazed by the strength and stamina of your team of Howling Huskys while out on the trail for an hour. During this tour, you will get to know your team, from the smart ones to the cheeky ones. You will travel by dogsled amongst the snow gums and onto open plateaus. Take in the peacefulness of hearing nothing but the pitter-patter of the dog’s paws against the snow and the commands of your musher. If you are feeling fit, the musher might let you on the back of the sled. To complete your tour let one of our handlers bring you in to thank your team and answer any questions you may have, while the dogs enjoy the tasty treat they receive when they return from the trail.

Approximately 1 hour in the sled – 15 minutes of pictures, pat/cuddles, questions, hook and unhook team.

Price: $450 for two people or $400 for one person

Summit Sunset Tour

Your journey begins as you snuggle into the sled just before dusk and our team of Howling Huskys take you on an experience like no other in Australia! Sit back and relax as your large team begins the climb to the summit of Mt. Baw Baw. Once at the summit take a break to meet the team and be overwhelmed by the breathtaking views of the surrounding Baw Baw National Park. Learn about the dogs, the history of dogsledding and the reasons they love doing it. Continue along the trail and arrive at a stunning lookout where your musher will share some local knowledge with you and leave you to enjoy a glass of complimentary wine as you watch the sunset (of course your team of Howling Huskys will be right behind you also taking in the view!)

Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours

Price: $650 for two people or $550 for one person

Spirit of a Sled Dog Tour

Be wide eyed by the beauty of Mt Baw Baw’s winter wonderland as you embark onthe longest commercial dog sled trail in Australia. You are in for a howling good time as your guide and team of Howling Huskys take you to the summit and beyond on this half day tour. We start with very excited dogs as they love to run in the chilly morning air. Brave the task of learning how to harness your team, their positions, once we hook up the real fun begins. So simply rug up, jump in and hold on! First we head up the long hike to the summit where your musher will tell you a little about your team, the equipment, the history of the sport and breed but most importantly how to MUSH! So pay attention, as you will need all the advice you can get when it is your turn to drive. Enjoy the amazing open views before descending thought the labyrinth of snow gums towards the back end of Mt. Baw Baw. Now it is your turn to jump on the back and hang on as your guide helps you to run your own team of huskies! After all that excitement, we stop to enjoy the view and a complementary beverage and snack while warming our toes by the toasty campfire. However, before long the dogs will tell us it is time for the home run! Once home, take all the time you need to thank your beloved team as their work is done for the day!

Approximately 4 hours.

$950 for two people or $800 for one person

Howling at the Moon Tour

Come with us for a run under the stars to the back country of Mount Baw Baw. Your tour starts late afternoon, where you meet your team of huskies and your guide. We begin before sunset to can climb to the summit and enjoy the sunset on the trail with the huskies. We then continue along the trail until dusk where we arrive at a camp fire to warm up and enjoy a glass of complementary wine or hot chocolate. After that we start our track home under the winter night sky hearing nothing but the breath of the huskies and the drag of the sled.

This tour is only offered around the dates of the full moon as below so spaces are limited:

July: 7th -10th
August: 6th - 9th

Approximately 3 hours

Price: $1000 for two people

Both must be pre-booked and are subject to guide availability.

Telephone:  0488 040 308
Email:     info@howlinghuskys.com.au
Website: www.howlinghuskys.com.au

Hours

9am - 5pm 7 days per week through the snow season.

Tickets

Please refer to individual tours for their pricing.

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