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Nature & wildlife

The High Country is home to the Victorian Alps, the spectacular alpine section of Australia's iconic Great Dividing Range. Travel through this inspiring region and discover white-capped mountains and snow gum forests, Alpine lakes, rolling green farmlands and wetlands teeming with wildlife.

Nature's blessings

Experience the natural wonder of the Alpine National Park, the largest national park in Victoria and home to 10 of the 11 highest mountains in the state. Explore the pristine wilderness and witness a changing landscape boasting everything from raging rivers and rocky outcrops to ghostly forests and high plains carpeted with wildflowers.

Adventure seekers gravitate to Mount Buffalo National Park for its sheer cliffs, boulder stacks and plunging waterfalls, while water sports enthusiasts and fisher folk can't resist the vast expanse of the Lake Eildon National Park.

Faces in the trees

Hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country and see the local wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep a look out for swamp wallabies, wombats, echidnas and possums during the summertime. Visit in winter and you might see a little wombat wandering across the snow in search of grass. Bird watching opportunities abound too, with wetlands, river systems and Alpine regions playing host to countless native species. 

Make your way to the pine clearings near Mansfield or the banks of Lake Eildon at dusk to see kangaroos, coming out of the forest to graze. And watch the kids' eyes light up on a trip to Mansfield Zoo, regional Victoria's largest zoo.

Highlights

Nature & wildlife

National parks & reserves

Mount Buffalo National Park

Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over...

National parks & reserves

Alpine National Park

Lose yourself in spectacular mountain landscapes, wild rivers, impressive escarpments, snow gum forests and wide open grasslands known as high plains.

National parks & reserves

Lake Eildon National Park

Head to this hot spot for water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, water skiing and sailing, and find plenty of spots to cast a line.

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Nature & wildlife

Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Experience for yourself the forests, wildflowers, high country plains and rocky escarpments of the famous Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries in the region or explore one of the national parks to see bird life, kangaroos and much more.

Nature & wildlife

Scenic lookouts

From rugged mountains to rolling snow plains, rushing rivers to gentle lakes, here are some of the best places from which to take in the views.

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Walking tours

Five Day Alpine Walking in Autumn

Gippsland High Country Tours

Enjoy a classic lodge based walking holiday exploring part of the Alpine National Park with Gippsland High Country Tours. You can feel as though you...

From $2,600 - $2,860

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Five Day Man from Snowy River and Heritage Ride

Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides

The Five Day Man from Snowy River and Heritage Ride conducted by Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides leaves from the farm and on day one, rides...

From $2,500

Walking tours

Four Day Nature Sounds and Birdsong Tour

Gippsland High Country Tours

When we think about spending time out in nature most of us think first about what we will be seeing. Gippsland High Country Tours would like to...

From $2,016 - $2,240

Walking tours

Hedonistic Hiking's Highlights of Mount Buffalo National Park

Hedonistic Hiking

Experience beautiful Bright, Mount Buffalo and boutique wineries with Hedonistic Hiking. A lovely long weekend of food, wine and walking in...

From $945

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Night Owls Tour

Naturewise Eco Escapes

Give a hoot and join Parks Victoria Rangers and environmental experts in an unforgettable setting and contribute to the management of a threatened...

From $450 - $675

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One to Three Hour Trail Rides

Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides

Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides provides trail rides from one to three hours in duration. The one hour ride is suitable for younger children...

From $50 - $130
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Outdoor activities

Cycle the High Country

Take up the challenge to cycle up the High Country's highest peaks or simply enjoy meandering rides between regional wineries and gourmet producers.

Things to do

Family activities

Head to the ideal holiday destination for families and enjoy adventure activities including mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing and skiing.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Ready your pack and set off to the top of Victoria's highest peaks for challenging terrain and breathtaking views over stunning alpine landscapes.

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Horse riding

Gallop through stunning alpine scenery on trails traversed by Victoria's pioneering mountain cattlemen and The Man From Snowy River.