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High Country (AU)
Travel Planning
High Country (AU)

High Country (AU) at a Glance

Victoria's High Country is a paradise for outdoor-lovers. Gorgeous landscapes, historic towns and plenty of recreational activities keep travelers coming back for more. 

The High Country is popular skiing terrain. Hoards of skiers and snowboarders head to the mountains for the July to August peak season. During the rest of the year you can find pretty much any outdoor activity to suit your fancy. Travel old cattle trails on horseback and relive the area's history. Discover gold rush towns and the heritage trail of the legendary outlaw Ned Kelly. Rock climb, hike, enjoy wildflowers, or arrive in time for the mountain's famous foliage season. 

For more gentler activities, head to the valley towns that surround the High Country region. Here you'll find wine tasking, local farmers' markets, artisan crafts, art galleries and Aboriginal art and cultural items. 

 

What to Expect
High Season
July - August, December - February
Low Season
March - June, September - November
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Melbourne Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad V/Line
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Australia's High Country has warm summers and cold winters. Temperature can change rapidly due to elevation. Be prepared for snowy driving during the winter months. 

      Safety Concerns In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. When leaving your parked car, make sure no bags or valuables are visible on the seats to help prevent break-ins. 

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. For travel in remote areas, consider taking a wilderness first aid course. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated.