Far away from the everyday, Victoria’s stunning High Country is right now putting on a stunning Autumn show. Emerging from a tough year of fires and lockdowns, this unique and picture perfect region is now treating visitors to a whole raft of fantastic new ways to discover, explore and go above and beyond in this beautiful part of the world.*
From soaring high above the valleys in a hot air balloon or taking in breathtaking views to the horizon on a guided walk of Victoria’s highest peaks to tasting the region’s fresh Autumn harvest at an acclaimed High Country cafe, now is definitely the time to wander more widely and check out this amazing holiday destination.
So, what’s new in 2021? Here’s a taste from around the region (and for the full picture, head to our brand spanking new Victoria’s High Country 2021 Media Kit).
NEW WAYS TO EXPLORE OUR GREAT OUTDOORS!
Alpine Nature Experience’s Jean-Francois Rupp now offers curated green season adventures including fully inclusive Tree Top Eco Camping at Mt Hotham and guided Falls to Hotham Hiking experiences.
Falls Creek Guides, offering fully inclusive summer and winter guided experiences along the amazing trails of Falls Creek – by e-bike in summer and on skis in winter.
Platypus River Tours with Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Adventures is an amazing way to see up close Australia’s unique native monotremes on a tranquil drift down the river.
And, coming soon, experience limitless horizons on a Global Ballooning experience in Mansfield.
NEW IN EAT & DRINK
Vera at Glenbosch Estate, offering panoramic views and superb food from Hatted Chef, Doug Elder.
Five new distilleries including Backwoods Distilling Co, Yackandandah now making waves with their superb, small batch whisky and the new Kinglake Distillery producing smooth artisan whisky on a stunning off-grid protea farm.
Posh Plonk on Main, Chiltern. Gourmet platters and stylish cellar door experiences in the historic former Masonic Hall in Chiltern.
Bonfire Station Brewery, Taggerty, a gorgeous little craft brewery tucked away on a 608 hectare farm & cherry orchard.
Tiny, Beechworth – Liv and Jake’s super funky and very tiny cafe serves excellent coffee, sensational jaffles and donut waffles. Their new sister-cafe, The Guard, is coming soon to an original train guard’s van at Backwoods Distillery door in Yackandandah.
The Benev – Luxe new accommodation at The Spa Beechworth
Chic and charming with cute farm animals and beautiful views at Hotel Granya & Farmstay – Granya in the Upper Murray
Jones Winery Tiny House, Rutherglen, offering gorgeous eco accommodation amongst the vines
Standout luxury at Mount Beauty’s Eco Villa
3BlackSHEDS, modern, luxurious new accommodation in the King Valley
Ommaroo High Country Retreat, Bonnie Doon, for a truly relaxed getaway, offering views to lake Eildon and the Strathbogies and pets are welcome!
…and much, much more. Now’s the time to conquer a mountain, rediscover nature, be immersed in history, culture and sensational food and craft beverages – all in a day. Click here to find out how to take the road less travelled in Victoria’s High Country.
*And just to get your bearings, Victoria’s High Country now extends all the way from the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, taking in Kinglake and Marysville, Alexandra, Yarck, Yea and Eildon then north and east to the farthest reaches of the state via the Hume Freeway and Great Alpine Road. Benalla, Wangaratta, Mansfield, the King Valley, Rutherglen, Myrtleford and Bright, Mt Beauty and Beechworth, Tallangatta and Corryong all belong to Victoria’s High Country.
Head to the NEW Victoria’s High Country Media Kit for all you need to know about how to go above and beyond and get immersed in this beautiful pocket of Australia.
Sue Couttie, PR Manager Tourism North East
0419 522 064 or [email protected]