Beechworth, High Country, Victoria, Australia
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Experience the warmest of welcomes in High Country villages, where the food and wine flow, the scenery is stunning and the opportunities to get active in fresh alpine air are plentiful.

Foodie haven
Indulge in delectable cool-climate wines and innovative cuisine prepared by passionate local chefs in the gourmet villages of Beechworth and Milawa. Follow the Muscat Trail to Rutherglen's wineries and pedal around smaller Bright and King Valley villages and fill your basket with just-picked local produce.

Stunning scenery
Whatever season you visit, you'll be spoiled with stunning scenery. The alpine villages are crowned in pristine white during winter and cloaked with wildflowers in summer. Come in autumn to see Bright's majestic tree-lined streets in all their glory.

Drive the Great Alpine Road, one of Australia's great touring routes, winding through the region's alpine landscapes, heritage towns, and local food and wine producers.

Action and adventure
Come in winter for the wonderland of snow at Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek and ski and snowboard to your heart's content.

When the snow melts the outdoor activity opportunities increase, with awesome road cycling and mountain biking trails, off-road driving, horse riding and hiking on the high plains.The excitement continues with rock climbing, river rafting and fabulous freshwater fishing on the Delatite, Jamieson and Howqua rivers.

History and horses
Discover the history of these charming villages, which hark back to the goldrush and bushranger days. Wander through grand nineteenth century buildings in Beechworth, or dig around for Ned Kelly tales in Glenrowan's dedicated sites. Roam Benalla's art gallery for one of the country's best regional art collections.

Swing into the saddle around Mansfield's epic trails blazed by mountain cattlemen past imposing escarpments, each steeped in The Man from Snowy River mythology.

Mount Beauty, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Mount Beauty

Experience real alpine village life in Mount Beauty, which lives up to its name from its prime location at the foot of Victoria's highest mountain.

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Yackandandah, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Wander past elaborate façades built during the nineteenth century gold rush and see why Yackandandah has been classified by the National Trust.

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Nagambie, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Travel just over an hour from Melbourne and find yourself surrounded by leading wineries, fertile plains and gushing waterways of the Goulburn River.

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Wangaratta, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Bop along to the music at the annual Jazz Festival and stay around to discover a bustling rural city offering genuine country hospitality.

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Mansfield Mountain Festival, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Get on your high horse in Mansfield, home of Victoria's traditional cattlemen, before dismounting for local Rieslings and sparkling wines.

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Chiltern, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Wander through Chiltern's well-preserved nineteenth century streetscape and imagine you're on the set of an Australian period film.

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Stonelea Country Estate, Alexandra, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Base yourself in Alexandra to explore nearby mountain ranges and waterways, but save time for discovering this quaint historic village.

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Glenrowan, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Look beyond the Ned Kelly tributes in Glenrowan to discover historic vineyards producing award-winning wines that precede the notorious bushranger.

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Fishing at Falls Creek, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Falls Creek

Winter or summer, it's always the right time to visit stunning Falls Creek. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and all-season adventure on the slopes.

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Water Skiing, Lake Eildon, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Visit Lake Eildon and try your hand at water-skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding or slow down and just float around in your own houseboat.

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Dal Zotto Estate, King Valley, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Milawa and King Valley

Live it up and enjoy the good life in Milawa and King Valley, Victoria's breadbasket and one of Australia's oldest gourmet regions.

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Myrtleford, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Whether you're driving, cycling or walking around Victoria's High Country your appetite will eventually lead you to the bountiful town of Myrtleford.

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Beechworth Provender, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Experience Beechworth's burgeoning food and wine scene, and take the time to discover the town's rich gold rush history and Ned Kelly connections.

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Campbells Winery, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area invigorated by a crop of young winemakers.

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Bright, High Country, Victoria, Australia


See Bright in its autumnal splendour, and make the most of nearby snowfields, national parks and exceptional home-grown food and wine.

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Bluff Falls near Corryong, The Murray, Victoria, Australia


A popular destination for adventure sports fans and famous as the final resting place for the man who inspired The Man from Snowy River.

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Harrietville, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Walk, cycle, ski or snowboard on a holiday in and around Harrietville, the gateway village to the stunning Alpine National Park.

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Dinner Plain, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Dinner Plain

Nestle in among the snowgums and the high plains in Dinner Plain alpine village and feel a million miles away from the hectic pace of city life.

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Mount Buller, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Mount Buller

Find adventure, indulgence and relaxation just a few short hours from Melbourne at Mount Buller, Victoria's most accessible alpine resort.

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Mount Buffalo, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Mount Buffalo

Pack plenty of adrenaline to discover Mount Buffalo. Enjoy everything from rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing to skiing and hang gliding.

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