Omeo, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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The Great Alpine Road Leg 2

Bright to Omeo
110 km / 68 miles, about 2 hr

From Bright the Great Alpine Road ascends through Harrietville to the alpine resort of Mount Hotham. The landscape changes from alpine ash to snow gum forest and heathland as you climb. Mount Hotham offers 245 hectares of ski area, including a wide selection of downhill and cross-country trails for beginners as well as experienced skiers.

Take advantage of mild summer temperatures on Mount Hotham, with cross-country treks, horse riding and fishing. Take in the spectacular views from Danny’s Lookout to the summit of Mount Feathertop, the second-highest mountain in the state, over the Alpine National Park and as far as Falls Creek and Mount Buffalo on a clear day.

Nestle in among the snowgums and the spring wildflowers in architecturally designed spaces in Dinner Plain, just 10 kilometres south of Mount Hotham. Dinner Plain is a popular centre for horseback trail rides, with local tour operators offering year-round treks through the High Country.

Side trips

Discovery Drive - Bogong Alpine Way
126 km An alternative route turns off the main route at Bright and follows the C536 to Tawonga Gap, the C531 to Mt Beauty, Bogong, Falls Creek and across the Bogong High Plains. Then join the C543 to Anglers Rest and Omeo. This road (closed in winter) takes you past historic cattlemen's huts and breathtaking views across the high country, before connecting with the Omeo Highway to wind past the famous Blue Duck Inn at Anglers Rest and descend into Omeo.

See scenery like nothing else on the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way, on the Bogong High Plains Road which loops through Bright, Mount Beauty, Bogong, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham and back to Bright.


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