High Country Australia
The High Country Australia, situated in the Alps, is the highest mountain range in Australia. It is part of the Great Dividing Range which runs approximately 3000 km from North Queensland to Victoria. The Great Dividing Range includes places such as the Snowy Mountains and the Grampians. In the second half of the nineteenth century thousands of people from around the world headed into the High Country in search of gold. The ruined remains of miner’s cottages can still be seen.
With its mix of history and fantastic scenery, Victoria’s High Country is a wonderful place to spend some time. The area attracts skiers and snowboarders in winter, and bushwalkers and mountain bikers in summer. The mountain air is fresh and invigorating. High Country Australia is protected by large national parks and is home to one of the few skiing areas on mainland Australia. Skiers and boarders looking for fresh snow head to Mt. Buller, Falls Creek and Mt. Hotham in the Alpine National Park.
Mt. Buller is the closest resort are to Melbourne. It’s approx 240km from the city or roughly a 3.5 hour drive away, depending on your route. Mt. Buller is a great choice for inexperienced skiers and snowboarders as well as tobogganers. There’s plenty of accommodation options in the form of resorts, hotels, cabins and lodges.
There is still lots to do in High Country during the warmer months too. Bright and Beachworth are two of the prettiest historic towns in the area, along with the State. There are also wineries to visit and superb food and drink throughout this region. There are hundreds of kilometres of two-wheel drive roads and four-wheel drive tracks to explore. Waterfalls, mountain top views, plus there are plenty of pubs to check out too.
Mt. Feathertop, the second highest mountain peak in Victoria, is accessible by foot and offer fantastic views of the Australian Alps. The drive along the Great Alpine Road provides both beautiful scenery and historic towns.
High Country Australia offers families plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and explore. Enjoy the invigorating alpine air horse riding, cycling or hiking the many trails. Fishing and river swimming is popular during summer, while in winter snowfalls bring skiing and tobogganing. Escape the city and discover all the wonders of the High Country.