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High Country

  • King Valley, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Experience the warmest of welcomes in High Country villages, where the food and wine flow, the scenery is stunning and the opportunities to get active in fresh alpine air are plentiful.

Foodie haven
Indulge in delectable cool-climate wines and innovative cuisine prepared by passionate local chefs in the gourmet villages of Beechworth and Milawa. Follow the Muscat Trail to Rutherglen's wineries and pedal around smaller Bright and King Valley villages and fill your basket with just-picked local produce.

Stunning scenery
Whatever season you visit, you'll be spoiled with stunning scenery. The alpine villages are crowned in pristine white during winter and cloaked with wildflowers in summer. Come in autumn to see Bright's majestic tree-lined streets in all their glory.

Drive the Great Alpine Road, one of Australia's great touring routes, winding through the region's alpine landscapes, heritage towns, and local food and wine producers.

Action and adventure
Come in winter for the wonderland of snow at Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek and ski and snowboard to your heart's content.

When the snow melts the outdoor activity opportunities increase, with awesome road cycling and mountain biking trails, off-road driving, horse riding and hiking on the high plains.The excitement continues with rock climbing, river rafting and fabulous freshwater fishing on the Delatite, Jamieson and Howqua rivers.

History and horses
Discover the history of these charming villages, which hark back to the goldrush and bushranger days. Wander through grand nineteenth century buildings in Beechworth, or dig around for Ned Kelly tales in Glenrowan's dedicated sites. Roam Benalla's art gallery for one of the country's best regional art collections.

Swing into the saddle around Mansfield's epic trails blazed by mountain cattlemen past imposing escarpments, each steeped in The Man from Snowy River mythology.