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Alpine High Country


GreatAlpineRoad330pxWSet high in the Great Dividing Range, the Omeo Region is one of Victoria's best kept secrets; beautiful vistas, high country hospitality, adventure activities and a region rich in history and heritage.

The Alpine High Country is where you can discover National Parks, the Australian Alps walking track, crystal clear rivers, historic huts, camping spots, horse riding, fly fishing, galleries, wineries, golf courses and all that nature has to offer. The spectacular Great Alpine Road is Australia's highest sealed road, with year round access. It takes you from the top of Victoria's High Country, down to the magnificent lakes and coastal country of East Gippsland.

There are many touring routes and 4WD adventures off the Great Alpine Road in the Australian Alps to ensure you feel invigorated and far away from the hustle and bustle. Meander through the historic towns within the region, and enjoy good high country food at the cafes and pubs. Take your time, enjoy some of the local produce and make sure that you stay a while to experience the High Country difference. Explore the towns and villages of the Alpine High Country.

ScenicGum330pxWBenambra with Victoria'a first cattle station and now a village offering access the Three Brothers Mountains mountain peaks and Lake Omeo, which is renowned for fly fishing. Once a thriving mining community and now a ghost town, Cassilis is home to the original minefields that are a popular tourist attraction with many relics of the gold mining era. As well as high country plains, fresh air and bush landscaping, Omeo offers landmarks that reflect its gold-mining heritage.

Visit the Oriental Claims or go white water rafting or trout fish on the Mitta Mitta and also experience the township. Take the scenic route around these towns in the beautiful Tambo Valley and take in the incredible high country scenery or sample the local grape offerings at high altitude wineries.

Places in this region

  • Swifts Creek & Ensay
  • Omeo & Benambra
  • Bruthen
  • Anglers Rest