Mt Hotham is Australia's highest alpine resort, providing abundant snow and challenging terrain. One of Australia's most famous ski touring routes takes you 18km along the Razorback route to Mt Feathertop.
It's now just 21 minutes flying time by jet from Melbourne and 47 minutes from Sydney to Mt Hotham's airport during the ski season. And, once you've explored the Hotham ski fields, you can be skiing Falls Creek in just six minutes by taking the Helicopter Lift Link.
Myrtleford is a town with a rich history of gold mining and hops and tobacco growing. Timber harvesting, grape growing and winemaking, and the dairy industry now sustain the economy.
Note: Tobacco is no longer grow in Australia but if you would like information on its history in the valley Click Here
In Myrtleford Visit the Big Tree, a huge ancient Red Gum in Smith Street, then go on to see the Phoenix Tree, sculptured by Hans Knorr on the Great Alpine Road just past the Prince Street corner.
Visit one of the many wineries for information and samples of Alpine and King Valley wines. These include Michelini Wines, Boynton.s Winery, Rosewhite Winery and Gapsted Winery.
Visit the historic Merriang Homestead.
Water ski, fish or swim on Lake Buffalo.
Visit the Wombi Toy Factory at Whorouly South where all traditional style toys and furniture are made from plantation pine.
Picnic at Nug-Nug Reservation and then visit Lake Buffalo, a manmade picturesque lake with facilities for picnics, boating, swimming and water skiing. Good fishing as well.
History of tobaco Production in Myrtleford.
In Victoria, tobacco was grown along the river valleys of the Ovens, King and Kiewa Rivers and their tributaries in North East Victoria. It was a major crop grown in the Myrtleford area for many years
Porepunkah is a small town located on the Great Alpine Road, 6 kilometres north-west of Bright and is the gateway to Mount Buffalo and the surrounding national park.
The town's small commercial centre, featuring a general store, a hotel and a few speciality shops, overlooks the picturesque Ovens River and is surrounded by forests and scenic mountain ranges.
Access to the Mount Buffalo summit is via Porepunkah from the town's main road junction where the Great Alpine Road meets the Mount Buffalo Road and the road to the scenic Buckland Valley
The Porepunkah pool, picnic and palyground area, just above the main bridge, is a good safe haven.
The word Porepunkah is Hindu for "gentle breeze", and Porepunkah really does have all the facilities to blow away the built up effects of the "Big Smoke". The local masseurs will help you iron out any stubborn kinks.
Hume and Hovell passed through the Yackandandah valleys in 1824 not long before the area was first settled in 1837. After the discovery of gold in 1852 along the Yackandandah Creek the town flourished. In 1856 the township was surveyed, land sales began and substantial buildings were constructed.
Today, the town retains a wealth of its Victorian architecture, and picturesque tree-lined streets. Visit Yackandandah and you will find a treasure trove of antiques shops and bric-a-brac. There are teahouses and specialty stores which offer country collectables, old wares, local pottery and high quality hand made timber items. Yackandandah; a quaint, historic village where gold was discovered in the late 1850s
Many buildings, sites, trees and the commercial core of town are now listed by the Australian Heritage Commission, Heritage Victoria and the National Trust.
Yackandandah is situated in the magnificent north east of victoria and is approximately 28kms south west of wodonga
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