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Nature & wildlife

The High Country is home to the Victorian Alps, the spectacular alpine section of Australia's iconic Great Dividing Range. Travel through this inspiring region and discover white-capped mountains and snow gum forests, Alpine lakes, rolling green farmlands and wetlands teeming with wildlife.

Nature's blessings

Experience the natural wonder of the Alpine National Park, the largest national park in Victoria and home to 10 of the 11 highest mountains in the state. Explore the pristine wilderness and witness a changing landscape boasting everything from raging rivers and rocky outcrops to ghostly forests and high plains carpeted with wildflowers.

Adventure seekers gravitate to Mount Buffalo National Park for its sheer cliffs, boulder stacks and plunging waterfalls, while water sports enthusiasts and fisher folk can't resist the vast expanse of the Lake Eildon National Park.

Faces in the trees

Hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country and see the local wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep a look out for swamp wallabies, wombats, echidnas and possums during the summertime. Visit in winter and you might see a little wombat wandering across the snow in search of grass. Bird watching opportunities abound too, with wetlands, river systems and Alpine regions playing host to countless native species. 

Make your way to the pine clearings near Mansfield or the banks of Lake Eildon at dusk to see kangaroos, coming out of the forest to graze. And watch the kids' eyes light up on a trip to Mansfield Zoo, regional Victoria's largest zoo.

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Scenic lookouts

From rugged mountains to rolling snow plains, rushing rivers to gentle lakes, here are some of the best places from which to take in the views.

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National parks and reserves

Experience for yourself the forests, wildflowers, high country plains and rocky escarpments of the famous Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo.

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Wildlife and zoos

Visit one of the many wildlife sanctuaries in the region or explore one of the national parks to see bird life, kangaroos and much more.

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Underground River Caving

Adventure Guides Australia

For those who like a challenge and a dash of added adventure, Adventure Guides Australia'a Underground River Caving on stunning Mount Buffalo is for...

From $120 - $1,000

Walking tours

Four Day Nature Sounds and Birdsong Tour

Gippsland High Country Tours

When we think about spending time out in nature most of us think first about what we will be seeing. Gippsland High Country Tours would like to...

From $2,016 - $2,240

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Bee School Free Daily Activities

The Bee School by Beechworth Honey

Visit the Bee School to explore the fascinating link between bees, pollination and our food security. Enjoy free daily activities and talks...

Walking tours

Five Day Alpine Walking in Autumn

Gippsland High Country Tours

Enjoy a classic lodge based walking holiday exploring part of the Alpine National Park with Gippsland High Country Tours. You can feel as though you...

From $2,430 - $2,700

Walking tours

Three Day High Country Huts Beyond Licola

Gippsland High Country Tours

Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a rich history as you explore the Alpine National Park north of Licola. Amongst smooth trunked snowgums discover some...

From $1,494 - $1,660

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Mount Buffalo - 2 Day Tour

Good Times Tours

Good Times Tours offers the only dedicated two day tour of Mount Buffalo National Park. Perfect for those who enjoy short walks to amazing views of...

From $180
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