Victoria’s High Country is a region of picturesque mountain ranges, breathtaking views, and delicious local food and wine. From cycling to hiking to hot air balloon rides, there are countless incredible ways to explore the High Country.
The rolling hills of the High Country are dotted with idyllic villages, perfect places to stop for a bite to eat or window shopping at local boutiques. You can spend a whole day in one of these towns, soaking up its heritage and culture, or follow the interconnected highways and back roads to visit as many as you can. The High Country is also an ideal place to find fresh produce, locally made wines and cheeses, and handcrafted homewares. These goods can be found in boutique stores, at farm gates, or at any of the countless farmers markets across the region.
During winter, venture into the alpine region for skiing, sledding, and cozy nights by the fireside. With multiple alpine resorts to choose from, there will be an experience for everyone. Be sure to take advantage of the High Country’s aprés culture and meet with locals and tourists over a drink in one of the local bars and bistros. Or, if you’re bringing the family, check out some of the best places for snow play.
For cycling enthusiasts, Victoria’s High Country is a dream destination. With cycling tracks that criss-cross the countryside, you will have access to the best views whether you ride on the road, along bike paths, or to the peak of the mountains. The High Country also has something to offer for lovers of culture, from art galleries and history museums to events and festivals, including Drag’d Out Beechworth, a celebration of queer culture that takes place every November. If you miss the festival, you can also connect with the local LGBTQIA+ community through the Goulburn Valley Pride social group.