The Great Alpine Road
Wangaratta to Metung
339 km/211 miles, about 5 hours
Wind your way along Victoria's Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east right across to Metung on the jaw-droppingly beautiful Gippsland Lakes.
The 339-kilometre adventure along Australia's highest year-round accessible sealed road takes you right up close to Victoria's diverse landscapes. Travel through lofty mountain ranges, down plunging valleys, into lush forests, and past rolling vineyards along the way to the sparkling waterways on Gippsland's coast.
Dine on fresh local produce, sample regional wine varietals, or catch your own lunch by throwing a line in a mountain stream as you go.
Be guaranteed an amazing journey year-round, with warm weather walking, cycling, camping and high-adrenaline adventure opportunities an alternative to the perennially popular wintertime snow action.
Whatever the season you'll be sure of breathtaking views, unforgettable scenery and warm welcomes in the villages along the way.
76 km/47 miles, about 1 hour
Enjoy fine wines, gourmet food and fresh mountain air along the northern leg of the Great Alpine Road.
110 km/68 miles, about 2 hours
Travel from Bright to Mount Hotham and onto historic Omeo, taking in dramatically changing landscapes.
153 km/95 miles, about 2 hours
Head out from Omeo towards bustling Bairnsdale and beyond to Metung on the Gippsland Lakes.
Taste your way around the High Country's welcoming villages year round, whether Alpine skiing in winter or getting the adrenaline pumping over summer.
Be inspired by the space and solitude in Gippsland's unspoilt beaches, lakes and mountains, then dip into bustling gourmet waterfront villages.
Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.