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Great Alpine Way


Melbourne - Wangaratta - Bright - Omeo - Bairnsdale

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Travel from Melbourne through the Australian Alps to the lakes, beaches and national parks of Gippsland. Stop in Milawa for cheeses and Rutherglen for wine. Horse ride and mountain bike in Mount Buffalo National Park. Connect to gold-rush history and the legend of Ned Kelly in Glenrowan and Beechworth. Ski on Mount Hotham or walk through spring wildflowers on the Bogong High Plains. Canoe down the Mitchell River and swim, fish and surf on Ninety-Mile Beach. On Australia's highest accessible sealed road you can feast on fresh produce and fish, cycle, ski, climb or ride every step of the way.

At a glance:

  • Melbourne to Bright (3.5 hours)
  • Bright to Omeo (1.5 hours)
  • Omeo to Bairnsdale (1.5 hours)