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5 Things To Do In The Victorian High Country This Winter

5 Things To Do In The Victorian High Country This Winter

Winter has officially arrived in the Victorian Alps and it's time to find your winter woolies and get ready for a bit of adventure or just some plan old snuggling by a fire.  Winter in the high country can be as exhilarating and adventurous as you like or use it as time to unplug, recharge and reconnect with loved ones or even yourself.  

  1. Snow - Ok, the white stuff is what makes winter and the Alps extra special and we are lucky to have some of Australia's best ski resorts right here in our backyard.  Falls Creek & Mount Hotham are our closest ski resorts and offer everything from downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding.  
  2. Recharge - Give yourself permission to stop and unwind, so why not grab a book and find a BnB with a fire and snuggle up and read all day.  
  3. Explore - For many of our surrounding towns winter is a quieter time of year, making it the perfect time for exploring.  You don't need to battle with crowds, yet everything is still open.  Why not take a slow drive to Yackandandah or Beechworth to explore some wonderful NE Victorian history. If the weather is clear, then travelling along the Kiewa Valley Highway or over Tawonga Gap will provide you with amazing views of snow capped mountains.  I personally think they are some of the best views in Australia. 
  4.   Sip - Winter is a great time to enjoy some hot beverages to warm up your soul by a warm fire.  We have some wonderful local producers such as Honeybird Coffee in Mt Beauty, Backwood Distillery in Yackandandah who make delicious whiskey, Billson's Brewery in Beechworth who make a great a Chilli Cordial that is really nice in cocktails in the colder months, or Billy Button Wines in Bright for some fabulous red wine to make Mulled Wine.  
  5. Hike - The mountains are still a great times to explore on foot, but you just need to be prepared.  Weather in the high country can change suddenly and dramatically, so you need to be prepared for everything.  Snow shoeing is a beautiful relaxing way to explore the Bogong High Plains.  Pack your lunch and a thermos and head out from Windy Corner.  You can hires you snow shoes from there too.  In the valley, walks around Mountain Creek or the Gorge Walk as still really nice in the winter and the benefit is that there won't be any snakes around.