High Country

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Mountains in the alpine area of the High Country

The High Country is a region of the state of Victoria in Australia. It extends down from the wine regions in the mid north-east of the state to the alpine regions to their south.

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Map of High Country (Victoria)

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Ski resorts[edit]

The High Country contains Victoria's ski fields:

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Get in[edit]

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.

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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.

Do[edit]

  • Bogong Horseback Adventures, 52 Fredas Lane. Tawonga, +61 3 5754 4849. 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.

Eat[edit]

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.

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This region travel guide to High Country is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.