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Water sports

Paddle your way to a unique High Country perspective as you hit the pristine waterways and wild ravines on canoe, kayak or raft.

Cruising rivers and lakes

Grab your oars and canoe or kayak around the waters of Lake Eildon, Lake Catani on Mount Buffalo, and the Ovens and Buckland rivers around Bright. Made famous by The Castle, Lake Eildon is bigger than Sydney Harbour and popular with house boaters, wakeboarders and water skiers alike.

Try your hand at dragon boating at Rocky Valley Dam near Falls Creek and catch the spectacle of professionals competing every January.

Building up speed on rivers and rapids

Enjoy summer on the beautiful Howqua and Delatite rivers near Mansfield. Observe the ratings guides and canoe and kayak or increase the adrenaline and go white-water rafting on a challenging stretch of river. Be aware that high water means high rapids and these should only be tackled by experienced paddlers.

For unforgettable white-water rafting experiences, head for the Mitta Mitta River, which runs through the Alpine National Park. Raft along a spectacular granite ravine, past 18 kilometres of rock formations through numerous grade three and four rapids. The King is another excellent white water rafting river, with over 40 rapids from grade 2 to grade 4.

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Things to do

Nature and wildlife

From river valleys to majestic snow dusted mountain peaks, the natural beauty of the stunning High Country region knows no bounds.

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.



Visit Lake Eildon and try your hand at water-skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding or slow down and just float around in your own houseboat.

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.