The High Country region is located in the north-east of Victoria. It is an area that features national parks, Victoria's highest mountains, lakes, snow resorts, vineyards and a rich history including gold discovery, cattlemen and notorious bushrangers such as Ned Kelly.
Rich wine growing areas and locally produced cheeses and smallgoods are a feature of towns in the Rutherglen, Wangaratta and Milawa area.
Beautiful holiday towns along the Ovens River, including Bright and Myrtleford, offer an idyllic setting surrounded by mountains, forest and rivers, with their streets lined with deciduous trees that are transformed into blazing colours during autumn.
The High Country region is home to most of Victoria's snow and ski resorts including Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham which has an airport where direct flights from Sydney are available during the snow season.
Towards the southern end of the region is Lake Eildon which is second largest artificial lakes in Victoria and consists of over 500 kilometres of coastline, much of which is surrounded by national park. It is accessible from towns such as Mansfield, Goughs Bay, Macs Cove and Bonnie Doon on the north side of the lake, and Eildon in the south. The lake is suitable for fishing, boating, swimming and even navigating a holiday houseboat through Lake Eildon's extensive waterways.
At the southern edge of the High Country region is the Murrindindi Shire which includes the picturesque townships of Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake. The area features stunning landscapes, ancient rainforests and rivers - an ideal environment for fishing, bushwalking, horseriding or 4WD adventures.
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