HIGH COUNTRY WISHLIST
Victoria’s High Country is a place of high mountains and high cuisine. Our peaks are covered in breathtaking views and our valleys house a plethora of wineries and gastronomic pleasures. So pull on those hiking boots to experience them both. There is an essence to Victoria’s High Country that makes every experience all the richer. It’s not just the invigorating alpine air. It’s not only the physical environment. It’s not even the kaleidoscope of colours, aromas and tastes that accompany each season. Instead it’s a combination of all these and more.
Ski Season and on snow entertainment June to September
Beautiful scenic country roadtrips, touring routes and cycling trails
Quirky small villages and wine districts. Abundance of excellent seasonal local produce
Sensational luxury accommodation, dining and spa experiences
Join the Beechworth locals snapping up delicious berries, crisp apples and fresh walnuts in Stanley, and find out why they’re all flocking to The Stanley Hotel. The charming country pub offers French bistro fare that showcases the wonderful local produce. Watch out for local organic saffron and a wicked range of cider behind the bar.
Many vineyards include fabulous dining experiences right in the vines. Explore the Rail Trails of Victoria’s High Country, Australia’s premier destination for cycling and home to more than 250km of safe and scenic, off-road rail trails.
Travel in July-August to experience snow covered mountains and join the ski season festivities at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.
Feel a million miles from city life amid Dinner Plain’s alpine architecture and village ambiance; a real treat when the snow melts and cool, clear air offers a haven from the heat. Sunday high tea at Rundells Alpine Lodge shouldn’t be missed, nor the Japanese inspired Onsen and Spa indoor/outdoor bathing experience.
Wind your way through the King Valley wine region and stumble upon tiny villages like Myrhee and Whitfield, home to wineries producing wonderful Italian varietals and hospitality. Pick up a copy of Katrina Pizzini’s cookbook at Pizzini Wines before taking a bottle of wine up the King River Road to enjoy by the shores of Lake William Hovell.
Nearest International airport is Melbourne Tullamarine. Private charter flights to Mt Hotham can be arranged. A helicopter operates between Mt. Hotham and Falls Creek. Perfect for getting about or taking a scenic trip.
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