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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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


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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