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.
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.
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.
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.
Lose yourself in spectacular mountain landscapes, wild rivers, impressive escarpments, snow gum forests and wide open grasslands known as high plains.
Get your dose of high-octane excitement in the High Country with adventure activities including rock-climbing, hang gliding and skydiving.
Ready your pack and set off to the top of Victoria's highest peaks for challenging terrain and breathtaking views over stunning alpine landscapes.
Discover the rich history of Aboriginal migration, gold, bushrangers, and the romance of the cattlemen who worked and lived in the high country.
Head to the High Country where the wine flows at rustic family wineries and innovative meals made from fresh produce are the everyday.