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High Country



Visit Victoria's High Country and raise a glass to outstanding regional food and wine, a history steeped in alpine exploration, a medley of music festivals and manifold adventures in the great outdoors.

La dolce vita

Toast the good life when top local restaurants and wineries present the ultimate marriage of regional eating and drinking. Join the Beechworth Harvest Celebration in May, or the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout and King Valley Balloon Festival over the June Queen's Birthday weekend.

Join the High Country's winemaking families in June and July, for tastings and vintage releases, or mark the arrival of spring at La Dolce Vita in November.

Country and harmony

Celebrate the region's country character alongside locals at annual extravaganzas like the Mansfield High Country Festival, the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival and Bright's Autumn Festival, which showcases the town's glorious seasonal colours.

Music lovers will not want to miss the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues in November, when the town is taken over by jazz fans and artists from around Australia and across the world. If rock and punk is more your bag, hit Mount Hotham in January in time for the Cool Summer Festival.

Outdoor action

Take on the challenge of the International Kangaroo Hoppet XC Ski Race at Falls Creek in August and head to Bright in January to see top cyclists tackle tough climbs in the Audax Alpine Classic.



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Cooking classes

Winter Warmers Cooking Class

Pickled Sisters' Chef Stewart Gilchrist utilises the best of the new season's produce as he guides you through a selection of warming, seasonally...

17 Aug 2018

Food & wine

Say Cheese Cooking Class

Pickled Sisters' Chef Stewart Gilchrist guides you through this very cheesy cooking class. From ricotta to rocquefort, camembert to cheddar, you will...

22 Jun 2018


Goggomobil Objet D'art Project - Benalla Art Gallery

The iconic Goggomobil Dart car, with its painted paper darts by Melbourne contemporary artist Robert Clinch, is a distinctive and unique Objet D’art....

22 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018


St Mary's School Trivia Night

Grab a group of friends and get together at the Rutherglen St Mary's School Trivia Night. Great social night out to test out how much knowledge you...

22 Jun 2018


Dinner Plain Easter Festival

Experience the High Country's biggest Easter festival. Each year, the alpine village of Dinner Plain puts on one of the best Easter celebrations...

20 Apr 2019


Squatters and Savages

Presented by Benalla Art Gallery, Squatters and Savages is a collaborative exhibition by artists Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans, Squatters and...

22 Jun 2018
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25 Jun 2018


Storytime at Benalla Library

Head to the Benalla Library and join in all the fun of story time. From stories to craft and a few rhymes in between. Storytime is held every Friday...

22 Jun 2018
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13 Jul 2018


Jack the Fox

Returning to the Delatite Hotel once again, Jack the Fox are a dynamic acoustic folk duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Two school mates - Angus Robb...

22 Jun 2018


Winter Woollie Festival at Yack Station

A festival of hand-made woollen scarves, beanies, gloves, socks, mittens, booties, vests, rugs and anything else you can think of to keep you warm on...

Until 24 Jun 2018


Goulburn Fishing Festival

Victorian Fisheries Authority will host a one day recreational fishing festival in the township of Eildon on Saturday, 1 September 2018. The festival...

1 Sep 2018


Beard and Influence by Clayton Tremlett

An exhibition of prints by artist, Clayton Tremlett. Beard and Influence invokes the dictionary definition of the verb to beard – to oppose face to...

Until 8 Jul 2018


Should We Say Something - Marise Maas

Melbourne based artist Marise Maas’ work is in numerous major collections nationally and internationally. Maas is represented by Flinders Lane...

Until 12 Jul 2018

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