After the year you've had, a well earned holiday is on the cards. You've made the wise decision to head to the High Country - to venture through towering mountains, crystal clear waters and relish the freshest local produce. However, it seems everyone else has the same idea...
Never fear, we have the answer! Go beyond your tried and true favourites and give the quieter achievers a try. With these end-to-end journeys already mapped out for you, we promise the holiday you deserve.
The choice is yours...
You may think you know Beechworth and Rutherglen, but we guarantee there's more to see! Think winery accommodation, sunset hikes with 360 degree views, gin and nougat tasting, 150-year-old pubs and state heritage listed ruins.
The twists and turns throughout the King Valley offer much to be discovered. You'll stay in style - glamping in gorgeous Whitfield, enjoy a brand new, exclusive wine experience with the Dal Zotto family themselves, visit historic wineries, unique micro-breweries and eat delicious local produce every meal of the day!
Pass the crowds and head straight to the stunning Upper Murray. From a secret garden to summiting a monolith even larger than Uluru, the mighty Murray River to a tiny pub nearly 150 years old - this five-day journey along the Great River road has it all.
Just two hours from the big smoke, Murrindindi has much to offer for the price of just three nights away! You'll summit a mountain, visit impressive waterfalls, experience the peculiarity and intrigue of an artist's garden and watch platypus play in the wild.
From Jamieson to Mt Buller, Mansfield to Gough's Bay, this itinerary weaves through the the crowds to give you the relaxing staycation you need. Be sure to bring your togs to visit some epic swimming spots, your appetite for delicious local produce and, of course, your sense of adventure!
When it comes to art and culture, this is just the ticket! You'll be staying at the foot of the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges, take time to enjoy the quintessentially Australian bushland and fauna, explore unique local wines with the makers themselves and admire spectacular art adorning the town and its surrounds.
The aptly named Mount Beauty is one of the better kept secrets of the High Country, but we'll let you in on it this once! This itinerary will see you in hidden-away accommodation, enjoying a day at Falls Creek, a Hatted Chef dinner, scenic walks, a brewery, lakes and more.
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