The High Country is a region of the state of Victoria. It extends down from the wine regions in the mid north-east of the state to the alpine regions to their south.
- 1 Albury-Wodonga
- 2 Beechworth
- 3 Bright
- 4 Chiltern
- 5 Dinner Plain
- 6 Harrietville
- 7 Mansfield
- 8 Rutherglen
- 9 Tallangatta
- 10 Tawonga-Mount Beauty
- 11 Wangaratta
- Mt Bogong is located close to Falls Creek.
- 1 Alpine National Park – Victoria's largest national park
The High Country contains Victoria's ski fields:
The only place where V/line runs trains to are to Albury-Wodonga, a bordertown on the New South Wales-Victoria border en route from Melbourne to Sydney. Other than that, your only options are to get in by car, in which there are numerous northeast roads heading out from Melbourne.
Australia's high country is home to spectacular peaks, clear mountain streams and a plethora of accessible natural attractions for lovers of the outdoors. Walking and horseriding are two great ways to explore the alpine landscape and take in some of the country's most impressive scenery in the warmer months.
While the mountains may not be as high nor a high level of cultural significance on the NSW side of Kosciuszko National Park and the Snowy Mountains in general, there are more snowy mountains on the Victorian side, and hence more ski resorts, which also only take two hours from Melbourne at best.
- Bogong Horseback Adventures, 52 Fredas Lane. Tawonga, ☏ . by appointment. Award winning horse tour operator offering rides from 2 hours to Multi-day packhorse expeditions into the Alpine National Park. Home of Spring Spur Australian Stock Horse stud, all expedition horses are bred and trained on the property. Clinics in Natural Horsemanship available. from $90.
here are many places to eat and drink and there are cafes scattered all around the towns, including the mountain resorts such as Mount Hotham. High quality food is available, but expect to find a fair amount of low quality but expensive food. In particular the cheap foods, like pizza, can be on the expensive side in the mountains with less competition.