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Overview

Omeo

Witness Omeo's beautiful hilltop vistas on the edge of the Snowy Mountains, along the Great Alpine Road. This pioneering mountain town is renowned for its gold mining history, high country cattle grazing and historic buildings.

Rich history

Visit the A.M. Pearson Historical Park to see the town's original courthouse (1865), post office (1890s), gaol built of logs (1858), blacksmith shop, stables and waterwheel. Take the wine and gold drive from Omeo or Swifts Creek and discover the Cassilis historical area, once among the richest goldfields in the state. Walk or drive from the Omeo township to the Oriental Claims historic area, which to this day remains the highest alluvial gold field in Australia.

Scenic countryside

Take in panoramic views of the Victorian alps and surrounding countryside at the Kozsciusko Lookout just outside the town along the Great Alpine Road. Go four-wheel driving along the 17-kilometre Knocker Track, or drive to Mount Hotham for its magnificent downhill runs, just 40 minutes away.

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Things to do

Omeo

Tours

4WD Adventures in Gippsland's High Country

Mountain-Top Experience

Get ready for a four-wheel driving adventure with Mountain-Top Experience! Driver training certificate courses to advanced level, but requiring no...

From $110 - $250

Walking & hiking

Ah Fongs Loop Walk

Take a short and easy walk to explore the heritage-listed Omeo Oriental Claims Historic Area, including Ah Fong's 1875 gold mining site.

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.

Art galleries

Great Alpine Gallery

The Great Alpine Gallery opened in October 1998 by artists living in the Omeo and Swifts Creek area of East Gippsland. The Gallery is the home of...

Road trips & itineraries

The Great Alpine Road

Drive one of Australia's great touring routes, The Great Alpine Road, and explore Victoria's north-east down to the jaw-dropping Gippsland Lakes.

Tour operator

Packers High Country Horse Riding

Packers High Country Horse Riding is situated in remote farmland of the Bundarrah Valley, in the mountainous Omeo district and offer hourly to...

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