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High Country

High Country

The High Country 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 bushrangers.

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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 is home to most of Victoria's major snow and ski resorts including Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham. Outside of the snow season, these mountains provide a good location for bushwalking, horseriding, cycling, scenic driving and fishing.

Towards the south is Lake Eildon which is the second largest artificial lake in Victoria. It consists of over 500 kilometres of coastline, much of which is surrounded by national park. It is accessible from Mansfield, Goughs Bay 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 region is the Murrindindi Shire which includes the picturesque townships of Alexandra and Yea. There are stunning landscapes, ancient rainforests and rivers - an ideal environment for fishing, bushwalking, horseriding or 4WD adventures.

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