It was on these high plains that cattlemen, women and their horses forged out a life, across a terrain that was uncompromising, harsh and unforgiving. From the searing heat of high summer to the bitter depths of the cold snow covered winters, the hardship of those times now inspire stories that are heard by new generations. And in these modern times there is a nostalgia as visitors flock to the High Country seeking a taste of those times.

The Horn, Mount Buffalo National Park
The Horn, Mount Buffalo National Park

There are hundreds of tracks and options for exploring the Victorian High Country, that takes in the scenic mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes. The trek starting from and/or taking in the many towns along the route.

View from Danny’s Lookout (Hotham Heights), Victorian Alpine Region
View from Danny’s Lookout (Hotham Heights), Victorian Alpine Region

Victorian High Country – Mansfield to Mount Buller
If you are travelling through the High Country, drop in to any of the following villages:

  • Barjarg/Nillahcootie
  • Bonnie Doon
  • Goughs Bay
  • Howqua
  • Jamieson
  • Kevington
  • Macs Cove
  • Maindample
  • Mansfield
  • Merrijig
  • Merton
  • Mirimbah
  • Mount Buller
  • Tolmie
  • Woods Point

To find out more information, contact the local visitor information centre for the individual destinations. Most visitor information centre also have their own website or are linked to a nearby information centre:

More information coming…

Footnote & References

  1. Victoria’s High Country,