In the 1850s and 1860s many Italian speaking Swiss and northern Italians settled in the Hepburn Springs area (then called Spring Creek). The influence of these early settlers is still obvious through the names of many of our springs, buildings and landscape, as well as in the names of many of our fellow citizens. These walks, which have become an annual fixture, will trace some of the remaining places of Swiss Italian significance. Two walks are available; the longer more difficult walk will take about 2½ hours and will include both bush tracks and made roads; the easier walk, which includes all the significant sites, will take about 1½ hours and is mainly on made roads. Both walks require a reasonable level of fitness.
Walkers should dress appropriately for bush walking, wear sturdy foot-wear and bring water.