The Great Alpine Road

Wangaratta to Metung
339 km/211 miles, about 5 hours

Wind your way along Victoria's Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east right across to Metung on the jaw-droppingly beautiful Gippsland Lakes.

The 339-kilometre adventure along Australia's highest year-round accessible sealed road takes you right up close to Victoria's diverse landscapes. Travel through lofty mountain ranges, down plunging valleys, into lush forests, and past rolling vineyards along the way to the sparkling waterways on Gippsland's coast.

Dine on fresh local produce, sample regional wine varietals, or catch your own lunch by throwing a line in a mountain stream as you go.

Be guaranteed an amazing journey year-round, with warm weather walking, cycling, camping and high-adrenaline adventure opportunities an alternative to the perennially popular wintertime snow action.

Whatever the season you'll be sure of breathtaking views, unforgettable scenery and warm welcomes in the villages along the way.

Ovens River, Bright, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Leg 1: Wangaratta to Bright

76 km/47 miles, about 1 hour

Enjoy fine wines, gourmet food and fresh mountain air 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 hours

Travel from Bright to Mount Hotham and onto historic Omeo, taking in dramatically changing landscapes.

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Metung, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Leg 3: Omeo to Metung

153 km/95 miles, about 2 hours

Head out from Omeo towards bustling Bairnsdale and beyond to Metung on the Gippsland Lakes.

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Highlights

Adventures Happen, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country's welcoming villages year round, whether Alpine skiing in winter or getting the adrenaline pumping over summer.

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Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Gippsland

Be inspired by the space and solitude in Gippsland's unspoilt beaches, lakes and mountains, then dip into bustling gourmet waterfront villages.

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Rutherglen, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Rutherglen wine region

Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.

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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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Kayaking on Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Gippsland Lakes

Experience the largest inland network of waterways in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes. Go on board a cruiser or enjoy a range of water-based activities.

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