Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

THE GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 3 Road from end to end Explore the towns along the Great Alpine Road, or not far off, and you’ll be treated to picturesque valleys, magnificent alps, fascinating tours, vibrant festivals, delicious gourmet foods, wines, beers and ciders, beautiful national parks and a wide range of activities suitable for the whole family. Linking Victoria’s North East to Gippsland, the Great Alpine Road winds through mountains, valleys and forests, and past rivers, vineyards and farms, with so much to see and experience along its entire 303-kilometre route. The road peaks at Mount Hotham rising to an altitude of 1840 metres, with stunning vistas perfect for holiday snaps. The region provides excellent opportunities for fishing, cycling, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding and walking, all popular activities, especially in the warmer months when the hills and valleys are alive with colour. Rejoice in the warmer months with numerous festivals celebrating the cultures, food, wine and sports of the region. The heritage that is reflected in the region’s streetscapes, mountain huts and picturesque townships has inspired some of Australia’s most endearing legends including bush poet AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s The Man From Snowy River and bushranger Ned Kelly. Cafés, restaurants and bakeries in the area highlight the splendid array of produce available on their doorstep and wineries and breweries utilise the area’s cool climate and clean, fresh waters and soils to get the best drops from their crops. With a range of accommodation available on both sides of the range as well as on top, there are options for every style and budget from camping and caravanning to hotels and lodges. With picturesque valleys, majestic mountains and numerous unique and adventurous experiences to be had, there are so many reasons to visit the Great Alpine Road and its surrounding wonderland. Experience High Country traditions like local rodeos. Discover artistic delights both in the towns and along the way. Watch the seasons change, bringing their unique riot of colour. PHOTO: Visit Victoria