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 and wine 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 discover cellar doors across the High Country's varied wine regions. Pedal your way around smaller Bright and King Valley villages and fill your basket with just-picked local produce.
Whatever season you visit, you'll be spoiled with spectacular scenery. The alpine villages are crowned in pristine white during winter and cloaked with wildflowers in summer. Come in autumn to see the majestic tree-lined streets of Bright 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 gold rush and bushranger days. Wander amid grand 19th-century buildings in Beechworth, or dig around for Ned Kelly tales at dedicated sites in Glen Rowan. Uncover the artistic spirit in Benalla, home to one of the country's best regional art collections and incredible street art murals.
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.