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Welcome to The High Country in Victoria, Australia

The High Country is a region in northeastern Victoria, known for its stunning alpine scenery and outdoor adventures. Here are some of the top things to do and see in The High Country:

1. Skiing and Snow Sports

The High Country is home to several ski resorts, including Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mount Buller, making it a popular destination for skiing and snow sports enthusiasts. With plenty of slopes to suit every level of skill and experience, as well as off-piste activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, there's something for everyone.

2. Wine Tasting

The High Country is also renowned for its vineyards and cellar doors, with the region producing some of Australia's finest cool climate wines. The King Valley, in particular, is home to many wineries including Brown Brothers and Sam Miranda. Visitors can take part in tastings, sample local produce and take a guided tour of the vineyards.

3. Adventure and Outdoor Activities

With its breathtaking scenery, The High Country offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and fishing. The Alpine National Park has many trails to explore with the famous Australian Alpine Walking Track running through it. For an adrenaline fix, there are numerous adventure sports on offer such as white water rafting, ziplining, and rock climbing.

4. Historic Towns and Villages

The High Country is steeped in history and there are many historic towns and villages waiting to be explored. The former gold rush town of Beechworth is a must-visit, with its well-preserved 19th-century streetscape featuring boutique shops, galleries and museums. Mansfield, Bright, and Yackandandah are other picturesque towns worth visiting.

5. Scenic Drives

The High Country has many stunning scenic drives, many of which offer panoramic views over breathtaking alpine landscape. The Great Alpine Road is a popular choice, linking Wangaratta in Victoria's northeast to Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Along the way, visitors can stop off at picturesque towns and villages including Lakes Entrance and Metung.

With so much to see and do, The High Country is an excellent destination for those seeking adventure, natural beauty, and history. Come and immerse yourself in a truly Australian experience.

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