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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Walking tours

Five Day Alpine Discovery Tour

Gippsland High Country Tours

Discover Victoria's magnificent Alpine National Park with Gippsland High Country Tours, on this lodge based eco-tour at the height of the summer...

From $2,430 - $2,700

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Mount Buffalo - 2 Day Tour

Good Times Tours

Good Times Tours offers the only dedicated two day tour of Mount Buffalo National Park. Perfect for those who enjoy short walks to amazing views of...

From $180

Tours

Wetland and River Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours

Stillwater Paddleboards

Use your paddling skills to explore some of country Victoria's hidden Oasis'. Stillwater Paddleboards offer unique tours, through picturesque...

From $75 - $115

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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

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Three Day High Country Huts Beyond Licola

Gippsland High Country Tours

Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a rich history as you explore the Alpine National Park north of Licola. Amongst smooth trunked snowgums discover some...

From $1,494 - $1,660

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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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