Australia has a region known as the high country or the
Australian Alps, where some of Australias myths and traditions of
Australian identity were born. This is the locale of Australias
most famous man of the mountains - The Man from Snowy River, captured in the poem The Man from Snowy River
and written by one of Australias most
Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson.
The Victorian Alps (Victorian Alpine Region) encompasses a region that includes
Mount Bogong, Mount Beauty,
Plain, Mount Hotham,
Tawonga South, to name just a few.
The Victorian Alps and
Snowy Mountains region contain some of the highest section of Australias Great
Dividing Range. the highest region in the Victorian Alps is Mount Bogong at
1,986 m, with
Mount Kosciuszko at 2,228 m located in the south-western corner of
New South Wales.
Check out our listing of Victorian
Alpine accommodation and
Snowy Mountains accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.