Lost woman survived on wine and sweets!

May 10, 2023

A women lost in the Victorian bush for five days says she survived on wine and sweets!

Lilian Ip doesn’t drink, but she has wine and lollies to thank for her survival in the Victorian bushland for five days.

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Last Sunday, Ms Ip, who was on holiday in the town of Bright, had planned a day trip around the state’s high country near Mitta Mitta, about 400km north-east of Melbourne. She had only limited snacks in her car and no water.

But she took a wrong turn while trying to drive to Dartmouth Dam and her car got bogged on a track. The area had no mobile coverage and she was unable to call for help. Because of health issues she was unable to walk far.

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A bottle of wine that Ms Ip had bought to give her mother as a gift ended up providing hydration while she waited to be rescued. She was found on Friday next to her car, waving to a police search helicopter.

Now, on one of our pack-free guided walks not only will you not have to worry about getting lost but the wine you’ll be trying will be the good stuff, over dinner!


Every Life’s an Adventure tour has been walked multiple tines by our guides and other guests so you’re in safe hands.

And you’ll get to make your own trailmix on the morning of each walk. Nothing like a bit of sugwr to keep you going in the middle of the day!

And as for the wine, we’ve chosen the best local reds and whites to go with your first-class meal so you won’t be taking home the types of memories Ms Ip took home on her adventure!

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