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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

Alexandra

Base yourself in this quaint historic village and explore nearby mountain ranges and waterways.

Harrietville

Prepare for alpine activity with a stop in Harrietville, the gateway to the Alpine National Park.

Benalla

Smell the roses in Benalla and see internationally renowned artworks at the art regional gallery.

Glenrowan

Look beyond the Ned Kelly tributes to discover old vineyards that precede the notorious bushranger.

Wangaratta

Catch the annual Jazz Festival and find a bustling rural city offering genuine country hospitality.

Mansfield

Ride with Victoria's traditional cattlemen then sample local Rieslings and sparkling wines.

Yackandandah

Stroll by gold rush architecture and see why the village has been classified by the National Trust.

Milawa and King Valley

Live the good life in Milawa and King Valley, one of Australia's oldest gourmet regions.

Corryong

A popular destination for lovers of adventure sports and The Man from Snowy River.

Beechworth

Discover Beechworth's gold rush and bushranger history then explore the burgeoning restaurant scene.

Myrtleford

Drive or cycle around the High Country and let your appetite lead you to bountiful Myrtleford.

Nagambie

Travel just over an hour from Melbourne to find great wineries, fertile plains and waterways.

Rutherglen

Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area.

Mount Beauty

Experience alpine village life in Mount Beauty, right at the foot of Victoria's highest mountain.

Eildon

Cast a line, try your hand at water skiing and kayaking, or see the region from your own houseboat.

Chiltern

Relive the past on a quiet stroll through this well-preserved nineteenth century streetscape.

Falls Creek

It's always the right time to visit stunning Falls Creek, whether you walk, ride, ski or snowboard.

Mount Buffalo

Pack plenty of adrenaline to discover stunning Mount Buffalo and its unique rock formations.

Mount Buller

Escape the city and find adventure, indulgence and relaxation just a few short hours from Melbourne.

Mount Hotham

Escape the city for fresh mountain air and balmy temperatures, perfect for outdoor adventures.

Bright

See Bright in its autumnal splendour, and visit the nearby snowfields and national parks.

Dinner Plain

Leave the city and nestle in among the snowgums and the high plains at Dinner Plain alpine village.

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Accommodation

Whether you’re after resort luxury or a budget trek across the mountains, you’ll find warm country hospitality all across the High Country.

Things to do

Tours

Explore the natural wonders, rich heritage and fine food and wine of the High Country, contact one of the many tour guides in the region.

High Country

Food and wine

Head to the High Country where the wine flows at rustic family wineries and innovative meals made from fresh produce are the everyday.