High Country   - Victoria
Outside Mount Hotham during Winter.

High Country


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

The High Country is located in the north-east of Victoria and features national parks, Victoria's highest mountains, lakes, snow resorts, vineyards and a rich history of gold discoveries, cattlemen and bushrangers. The High Country is home to most of Victoria's major snow and ski resorts including Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham and Falls Creek which are ski resorts located adjacent to the Alpine National Park.

The Alpine National Park covers 646,000-hectares (1,600,000-acres) and is located northeast of Melbourne and covers much of the higher areas of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, including Victoria's highest point, Mount Bogong at 1,986 metres (6,516 ft). In winter much of the area is snow covered and only accessible on skis. The Park's north-eastern boundary is along the border with New South Wales, where it abuts the Kosciuszko National Park

Towards the south is Lake Eildon which is the second largest artificial lake in Victoria, which is suitable for fishing, boating, swimming and relaxing on a holiday houseboat through Lake Eildon's extensive waterways.

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