Can you keep a secret? 

Victoria’s High Country is a rugged tapestry of mountains, alpine valleys, pristine rivers and vibrant townships. 

Whether you’re hitting the slopes in winter, hiking secluded trails, cycling historic railway lines or tasting your way through craft beers, artisan spirits and award-winning wines, the High Country is an endless adventure, all year round.

But you already know all that. 

Nobody knows the secrets of Victoria's High Country like the locals do. The off the beaten track wineries. The rustic farm gates. The secluded swimming holes. The tucked away trails. The little restaurants serving up the big flavours. 

We’re a region of small communities with soul – celebrity isn’t our vibe. We’re inviting the pleasure seekers and secret keepers to look a little deeper.

Live like the locals do 

Did you know that Sydney may have a nice harbour, but Rutherglen has a great port? Home of world-leading fortifieds, Rutherglen really punches above its weight with the eats and treats. But it’s not all muscats and topaques… 

A stone's throw from town, taste crisp and complex sparklings from the team at Cofield Wines , made using the Methode Traditionelle.

Blur the boundaries between city and country with funky, affordable wine lists paired with chef-driven fare at Thousand Pound Wine Bar, where you can sip and swirl your way through some of the best wines the region has to offer. 

After something a bit sweeter? Gelatina is a must stop, hiding in plain sight on Rutherglen’s main street. The team scoops out an impressive range of house-made gelato and sorbet flavours from a neat and tidy little shop front. If there’s a line up, it’s worth it.

Check out some more of our local picks below.

Join us in keeping the secrets of this wild land safe, preserved and unspoiled, because there’s nothing to see here (for people who aren’t willing to look).

We've pulled together a few of our best-hidden gems so you can choose your next adventure. But with so much to discover in Victoria's High Country, if you're looking for even more secrets, the High Country Explorer has you covered.

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