Outside Mount Hotham during Winter.

High Country

Stunning landscapes, ancient rainforests and rivers - an ideal environment for fishing, bushwalking, horseriding or 4WD adventures.

Nestled in the heart of Victoria lies the High Country region. This area is known for its stunning views, vibrant wildlife, and rich culture. From breathtaking mountain peaks to lush rolling hills, the High Country has something for everyone. Let’s take a look at what this unique part of the world has to offer.

The Landscape

The High Country region is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes in all of Australia. From snow-capped mountains to sweeping valleys and meandering rivers, it's no wonder why this area has become such a popular destination for travelers. The picturesque villages are scattered throughout the countryside and are often surrounded by lush fields and forests that provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure or just want to relax and take in the beautiful scenery, the High Country has something for everyone.

Culture & Wildlife

The High Country is not just about its stunning landscape; it also boasts a unique cultural heritage that dates back hundreds of years. The traditional owners of this land are the Taungurung people who still live in some parts of the region today. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, visitors can also experience an abundance of wildlife in the region including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, echidnas and many species of birds. If you're lucky enough you might even spot a platypus!

Activities & Attractions

There’s no shortage of activities and attractions in the High Country region either; visitors can explore historic townships like Bright or Mansfield while sampling local produce from nearby farms or wineries. For those seeking an adrenaline rush there's plenty to do too - from skiing down Mount Buller or exploring waterfalls on horseback to rafting down one of many rivers coursing through this part of Victoria. And if all that weren't enough there are plenty more attractions available ranging from hot air balloon rides over alpine valleys to bushwalking along scenic trails - whatever your taste may be there's something here for everyone!

Adventure Awaits

The High Country offers countless opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just someone who enjoys taking in nature's beauty, there is something here for you. You can explore cascading waterfalls, picturesque lakes, and majestic mountainscapes on foot or horseback. There are also plenty of guided tours available if you'd rather have an expert show you around.

The area around Bright is particularly popular with visitors due to its proximity to Mt Buffalo National Park and the nearby Murray River. Here you will find plenty of camping sites as well as options for kayaking, fishing, bike riding, and more. The historic town of Yackandandah is also a great destination for those seeking out history and culture; it boasts a charming main street lined with cafes and galleries that are sure to keep you busy!

Experience Local Cuisine & Culture

When it comes to food and drink, the High Country has plenty on offer too! The region is known for its local produce such as apples, cherries, berries, olives, honey and delicious wines from nearby wineries. It's also home to some fantastic restaurants that specialize in regional delicacies like smoked trout pate or venison pie. And if you're after a night out on the town then head over to Beechworth which offers an array of pubs and bars where locals gather together over a cold beer or two!

The High Country region of Victoria provides travelers with an abundance of sights and experiences that will leave them with lasting memories long after their visit is over. From majestic mountain peaks to verdant valleys teeming with diverse wildlife; whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation - this unique corner of New South Wales will not disappoint! So don't wait any longer - come explore all that this remarkable area has to offer!



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  • Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
  • Craigs' Hut
    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

Ballarat
Ballarat

Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.


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