Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 3 The hills are alive Considered one of the most spectacular scenic drives in Australia, a journey along the magnificent Great Alpine Road rewards travellers with colourful, historic towns – big and small – picturesque valleys, rivers and forests, vast mountain ranges, vineyards, farms and beautiful national parks. Linking Victoria’s northeast High Country region to Gippsland in the south, there is so much to see and experience along this winding 300-kilometre motorway and the areas that surround it. The road peaks at Mount Hotham – at an altitude of 1840 metres – where you’ll discover breathtaking mountain vistas. In summer and autumn, when the region’s hills and valleys are alive with warmth and colour, popular activities include sightseeing, photography, fishing, cycling, swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, birdwatching and walking. Cafés, restaurants, bakeries and farm gates in the region provide a vast array of locally-made products and fresh, seasonal produce, while the many local wineries and breweries optimise the area’s terroir (cool climate, clean fresh air, waters and soils) to create some of Australia’s most revered drops. In this edition of the Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide, we’ll provide you with stacks of information and ideas for getting the most from your travels in the region. We hope you enjoy your time in this alpine wonderland. Summer hiking in Victoria’s High Country. Photo: Visit Victoria