Mount Beauty > Attractions & History

Located at the foot of Mount Bogong (Victoria’s highest mountain) is Mount Beauty and the township of Mount Beauty in the Kiewa Valley.

Part of the Victorian Alpine Region and a popular destination, Mount Beauty during winter is packed with skiers and winter enthusiasts. Even during the non-winter period, spring, summer and autumn, the town is the perfect place to stay from which to visit the region, being just 30 minutes drive to Falls Creek, and other activities in the area include sailing, swimming, cycling, fishing, bushwalking and scenic drives.

Drop in to the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre (formerly known as the Alpine Discovery Centre) and have a chat to the visitor centre staff. The Centre offers a unique insight into the history and development of the Kiewa Valley, the High Plains and Falls Creek. There is an audio-visual presentation on the region, miniature working hydroelectric generator, as well as travel guide brochures, maps, giftware, souvenirs, tours, attractions and accommodation information.

Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre, Victoria
Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre, Victoria

There are a number of great vantage points to take in and enjoy the view, as well as to photograph the spectacular landscape, including Sullivans Lookout and Big Hill Lookout (‘Big Hill’ is the hill south and behind Mount Beauty).

In the heart of the township is the Mount Beauty Pondage, that forms part of the Kiewa Hydro-electric Scheme used to regulate flows into the Kiewa River. A popular spot for locals, recreational fishing, boaters and just those enjoying the scenery.

Sullivans Lookout, Kiewa Valley, VIC
Mt Arthur (at back) / Mt Beauty (in front) and township of Mount Beauty – view from Sullivans Lookout

For more information about this wonderful place and spectacular region, contact the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre.

Footnote & References

  1. Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre,