The Great Alpine Road

Wangaratta to Bairnsdale
308 km / 190 miles, about 4.5 hr

Wind your way along Victoria's Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east to Bairnsdale in the heart of Gippsland. Travel the 308-kilometre journey taking in lofty mountains, plunging valleys, lush forests, and rolling vineyards along the way. Dine on fresh local produce, sample regional varietals, or catch your own lunch by throwing a line in a mountain stream. Drive, cycle, climb or ride along Australia's highest year-round accessible sealed road and experience Victoria's diverse landscapes up close.

Bright, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Leg 1: Wangaratta to Bright

76 km / 47 miles, about 1 hr

Enjoy fine wines, gourmet food and fresh local produce along the northern leg of the Great Alpine Road.

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Omeo, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Leg 2: Bright to Omeo

110 km / 68 miles, about 2 hr

Travel from Bright to Mount Hotham taking in landscapes that change from alpine ash to snow gum forest.

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Court House, Omeo, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Leg 3: Omeo to Bairnsdale

122 km / 75 miles, about 1.5 hr

Head out from Omeo, a cattle and timber town, and travel on towards Bairnsdale on the Mitchell River.

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Highlights

Hiking, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Walking and hiking

Ready your pack and set off to the top of Victoria's highest peaks for challenging terrain and breathtaking views over stunning alpine landscapes.

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Mt Buffalo, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Action sports

Get your dose of high-octane excitement in the High Country with adventure activities including rock-climbing, hang gliding and skydiving.

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Razorback and Mount Feathertop, Alpine National Park, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Alpine National Park

Lose yourself in spectacular mountain landscapes, wild rivers, impressive escarpments, snow gum forests and wide open grasslands known as high plains.

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Beechworth Historical Precinct, High Country, Victoria, Australia

History and heritage

Discover the rich history of Aboriginal migration, gold, bushrangers, and the romance of the cattlemen who worked and lived in the high country.

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Black Springs Bakery, Beechworth, High Country, Victoria

Food and wine

Head to the High Country where the wine flows at rustic family wineries and innovative meals made from fresh produce are the everyday.

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