WHY VISIT VICTORIA'S GREAT ALPINE VALLEYS?
The magnificent towns of the Great Alpine Valleys are situated in the heart of North East Victoria. Offering 4 distinct seasons, a holiday to the Great Alpine Valleys (also known as the Wine & High Country) is always a new thrill and experience.
In Summer, cool down in the regions pristine rivers & lakes.
In Autumn, the valleys come to life in a burst of colour.
In Winter, make the most of some of Australia's premier ski resorts.
In Spring, enjoy the fresh mountain air & spectacular scenery.
Whether you yearn for adventure, relaxation or just a break from the hustle & bustle of city life, you are sure to find what you need in North East Victoria - but you need to find out for yourself!
WHAT TO DO IN THE ALPINE VALLEYS
North East Victoria offers a wide range of experiences to suit every kind of traveller!
Those looking for a little adventure are well catered for throughout the region.
Get a bird's eye view like no other in a microlight or paraglide from Mystic Point. Perhaps abseiling or rock climbing is more your style.
An abundance of Alpine tracks are ideal for dirt bikes, mountain bikes or 4WDs, or you can hit the roads and climb some Australia's most challenging ascents.
North East Victoria is fast becoming a premier cycling destination with a number of high class events throughout the year.
The snow capped mountains are home to some of Australia's best ski resorts with Mount Hotham being called Australia's 'freeride capital'. Mount Buffalo is the perfect snow play destination for families.
A unique horse riding experience is on offer amongst the breathtaking Alpine backdrop or you could explore the Alpine National Park with a relaxed or challenging bushwalk. The world famous walk to 'Mt Feathertop' is a must do for avid hikers & climbers.
Hit the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for a truly memorable & leisurely experience taking in the surrounds on 2 wheels.
The Alpine Valleys are home to fantastic festivals & events happening throughout the year.
Whether these events are celebrating the regions food & wine, italian culture, colourful history, live music, cars & bikes, beautiful natural landscape or the magnificent seasons, there is something for everyone.....
Monthly markets featuring local produce & hand made treats are dotted throughout the region.
Discover the region's history & culture along the Great Alpine Road.
Tread the ground of Ned Kelly, visit local museums and explore the regions history of gold & mining. You can even try your hand at panning for gold or take a ghost tour!
Beautiful art galleries & exhibitions tell the stories of the high country along the way.
Artists & photographers will find inspiration in the magnificent surrounds.
Getting married? We have your ideal wedding destination right here.
With an abundance of stunning locations, delicious catering or function options, accommodation options to suit every budget including luxury honeymoon stays for you, the Alpine Valleys is the perfect destination wedding location.
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FOOD & WINE IN THE ALPINE VALLEYS
The Alpine Valleys are definitely on the food & wine lovers radar with amazing locally grown produce, artisan producers, delicious chef's hat restaurants and fabulous boutique beer & wine trails.
Get the freshest of seasonal produce straight from the source from a local farm gate or food store. Go foraging for mushrooms, pick your own berries, roast chestnuts by the fire or catch & prepare the freshest river trout. There is an experience on offer for all budding foodies.
Sample the regions award winning cool climate wineries & boutique breweries. Leave the car at home and take a guided tour or hit the 'Rail Trail' by bike with a custom 'pedal to produce' basket to sample the Valley's goodies along the way.
Follow the 'High Country Brewery Trail' stopping at some good old country pubs along the way - many with a menu to rival the city gastropubs.
Coffee lovers will rejoice in quality cafes while the vast selection of amazing restaurants are sure to please. Several Chef's hat restaurants cap off the deliciousness of the Alpine Valleys. You just bring your appetite and perhaps an apron!
Watch this space for our 'HUME TO HOTHAM' foodie trail
Take our stop by stop tour and arrive in the mountains with a swag of the regions finest goodies - without ever diverting off your path!
Alpine Valleys Map (7550 KB)
Click to take a tour of the unique towns to experience in the Alpine Valleys
BRIGHTThe heart of the Alpine Valleys with festivals & events to entertain year round
Beautiful mountain town just 15 minutes from Bright at the base of Mt Hotham
WANDILIGONGPicturesque & peaceful historical valley town only 5 minutes from Bright
MOUNT BEAUTYOne of the larger pretty Valley towns at the base of Falls Creek
MYRTLEFORDItaly meets the Alpine Valleys!
MILAWAThe heartbeat of North East Valley's food & wine
BEECHWORTHStep back in time & shop till you drop
YACKANDANDAHHistoric town with an artistic soul
MOUNT HOTHAMVictorian ski resort known as Australia's 'powder capital'
FALLS CREEKFamily orientated ski resort with activities year round
MOUNT BUFFALOBeautiful Alpine National Park playground ideal for snow play