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Go slow on the way to the snow to feast on food and art in alpine villages. The roads to Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek are paved with perfect pit stops for snow wanderers. Find coffee merchants and cellar doors, restaurants and provedores, craft breweries and chocolate makers in Mansfield, Milawa and King Valley, Bright and Mount Beauty, and feed the soul with art inside and out in Benalla.

Explore our favourite stop offs en route to the snowfields.

Mount Buller

Mansfield
Fuel up with freshly roasted blends at Mansfield Coffee Merchant, get your eggs and artisan breads at Mansfield Regional Produce Store, wander through the local shops and try a tipple at Social Bandit Brewing Co.

Mount Hotham and Falls Creek

Benalla
Take the art-alt-route to Benalla. Home to the Wall-to-Wall street art festival, this is the place to up your street (sm)arts with a tour of murals by some of the country's most well-known names. Indoors, head to the Benalla Regional Art Gallery, internationally recognised for its outstanding historic and contemporary Australian art collection.

Milawa and King Valley
Fill your cellar, basket and belly with gourmet stop offs for wine and cheese in Milawa and the King Valley.

Take it cheesy at roadside whey-station the Milawa Cheese Factory Cafe and nearby King Valley Dairy. For condiments, Milawa Mustards is a must(ard)-see.

Tipplers, you're in for a royally good time exploring the Italian varietals of the King Valley wine region. Pull over at Sam Miranda and Brown Brothers, both directly en route, or venture further into the valley to visit Pizzini and Dal Zotto. Still more, the Hurdle Creek Still, just six kilometres from Milawa offers tastings and tours of its craft gin distillery. In like gin.

Bright
Bright-en up your road trip with handmade chocolate, handcrafted beer, and coffee and wine time in village cafes and bars.

Stock up on single-origin sugar-laden handcrafted ski-fuel at Bright Chocolate, and après-ski Esky fillers at boutique Bright Brewery. Take in the village vibe over coffee (or wine) at Ginger Baker Wine Bar and Cafe, and at retro-inspired cafe Coral Lee. Staying awhile? Wrangle a reservation at Simone's, one of Victoria's most celebrated restaurants.

Mount Beauty
On the way to Falls Creek, take in sweeping views and craft brews at Sweetwater Brewing Company at the base of Mount Bogong.

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Mansfield

Snow trip stop offs

Cafes

Mansfield Coffee Merchant

Mansfield Coffee Merchant's five kilogram Roastmax coffee roaster sets the tone sitting pride of place in the front window. The delicious smell of...

Local produce

The Produce Store

Welcome to the Mansfield Regional Produce Store, known to locals simply as The Produce Store. It is the place in town to eat, meet and relax and they...

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Benalla

Snow trip stop offs

Art galleries

Benalla Art Gallery

Experience a diverse exhibition program of Australian art spanning 200 years, including outstanding examples of contemporary and Indigenous work.

Public art

Benalla Wall to Wall Street Art

Planning for Wall to Wall Festival 2018 is under way and looks to be another incredible event. Wall to Wall Festival 2017 was another great success,...

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Milawa & King Valley

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Wineries

Pizzini Wines King Valley

Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.

Wineries

Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

Visit one of Australia's oldest family wineries and pop by the cellar door, live it up at Patricia's Table, or enjoy a relaxing bite at Epi.Curious.

Local produce

Milawa Cheese Factory

Milawa Cheese Company has been operating on the historic butter factory site in Milawa since 1988 and has developed an internationally award winning...

Wineries

Dal Zotto Wines Cellar Door

The wine, food and hospitality here will make you wish you shared the Dal Zotto name. A visit to the cellar door and trattoria is a King Valley must.

Wineries

Sam Miranda of King Valley

Travel through the subterranean passage for limited releases from this third generation winemaker and enjoy seasonal local produce on the expansive terrace.

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Bright & Mount Beauty

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Breweries & distilleries

Bright Brewery

Relax on the terrace amidst the stunning scenery of the Ovens River and choose from six mountain-crafted beers along with seasonal varieties.

Restaurants

Coral Lee

Step Back in time when you visit Coral Lee and enjoy an Old Fashioned service with a smile in a 1950's inspired cafe. Listen to the record player as...

Local produce

Bright Chocolate

Bright Chocolate is an Australian Craft Chocolate company in Victoria's High Country region making small batches of chocolate from bean to bar....

Cafes

Ginger Baker Wine Bar and Cafe

Positioned alongside the gorgeous Ovens River, Ginger Baker Wine and Food enjoys a prime location set amongst a backdrop that includes natural...

Breweries & distilleries

Sweetwater Brewing Company

In the heart of the Victorian High Country, the town of Mount Beauty sits at the base of Mount Bogong where the Kiewa River emerges from steep...

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