Melbourne & Victoria - The High Country (Chapter)
This is the High Country chapter from Lonely Planet’s Melbourne & Victoria guidebook.
With its enticing mix of history, adventure and culinary temptations, Victoria’s High Country is a wonderful place to spend some time. It includes Victoria’s Alps – a mountain playground attracting skiers and snowboarders in winter and bushwalkers and mountain bikers in summer. Away from the mountain tops, there are activities aplenty and Bright is one of the loveliest gateway towns in the state. Throw in historic towns such as Beechworth, the wineries of King Valley and the gourmet food offerings of Milawa and you’ll find plenty of reasons to linger.
- cycle the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Victoria’s longest bike path
- visit Ned Kelly’s haunts in historic Beechworth, then sample the brews at Bridge Road Brewers
- hit the gourmet trail in Milawa and the King Valley, tasting wine, cheese, mustard and olives
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Baw Baw National Park, Lake Eildon National Park & around, Mansfield, Mt Buller, King Valley & the Snow Road, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Myrtleford, Mt Buffalo National Park, Bright, Mt Beauty & the Kiewa Valley, Falls Creek, Harrietville, Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain, Omeo.
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