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High Country



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 year-round in Victoria's High Country.

La dolce vita

Toast the good life when top local restaurants and wineries present the ultimate marriage of regional eating and drinking at events like the Beechworth Harvest Celebration in May or the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout over the June Queen's Birthday weekend.

Join the King Valley's winemaking families for the June Weekend Fit for a King, 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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High Country Charity Ride

The High Country Charity Ride is back again. After a very successful 2017 event where $70,000 was raised for cancer research, this four day event...

Until 26 Feb 2018


High Country Charity Ride (HCCR)

The HCCR is a four day cycling event which raises money for cancer research via the Tour De Cure charity. It starts in Wangaratta and travels through...

Until 26 Feb 2018


A Hitch to the Sticks Festival

Australian rock legend Dallas Frasca announces this firsti-of-its-kind Music Festival on wheels and reveals trickles of the inaugural lineup and...

16 - 18 Mar 2018


Pfeiffer Wines Photographic Exhibition - Hugh Howell

Wangaratta photographer Hugh Howell has travelled extensively throughout Australia capturing remarkable images from the Australian outback to the...

Until 28 Feb 2018


Rona Green: Champagne Taste & Lemonade Pockets

Tattoos, science fiction, B-grade movies and secret societies – this is the fodder of Rona Green, an artist renowned for her prints and paintings of...

Until 4 Mar 2018


The Botany of Desire

For millennia the beauty, wonder and uses of plants and flowers have been subjects of fascination for artists. The earliest surviving botanical...

Until 18 Mar 2018


Outcomes of Boorhaman Artist In Residence Project

The Boorhaman Residency Project was conceived and directed by Kate Hill and Eugene Howard and took place during the spring of 2017 with artists Chaco...

Until 25 Mar 2018


Migrant Camp Style Exhibition

Unique pieces of crafts and clothing either brought from Europe or made at Benalla Migrant Camp 1949-1967 will feature in this special exhibition to...

Until 30 Jun 2018

Classes & workshops

Life Drawing Class at Mayday Hills Art Society

The very popular life drawing sessions are starting again on the last Tuesday of each month, from February, with a different model each month. Make...

27 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
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Classes & workshops

Life Drawing at North East Artisans

Untutored life drawing in the spacious upstairs workshop at North East Artisans. You will start with one minute 'warm-ups', followed by 10,15 and 20...

28 Feb 2018
7 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018


Thursday Night Blues Jam

Every Thursday night, Star Hotel Yackandandah hosts a Blues Jam night, complete with backing band featuring Dean Haitani and Caz Higgs. So grab your...

1 Mar 2018
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22 Mar 2018

Classes & workshops

Ukulele Bootcamp

WangUkes proudly presents the beginners' 'Ukulele Bootcamp' term one. Get up and strumming quickly with these weekly classes for beginners. Ideal for...

1 Mar 2018
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22 Mar 2018

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