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Wangaratta - Lakes Entrance: Great Alpine Road

270 km
Visit the towns along the Great Alpine Road and you’ll be treated to picturesque valleys, magnificent Alps, delicious gourmet food, beautiful National Parks and rolling vineyards.


Bop along to the annual Jazz Festival and stay around to discover a bustling rural city offering genuine country hospitality. Time your visit to coincide with one of the city’s many memorable festivals and events, especially November's Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, held annually in town and at nearby wineries. Catch comedy, theatre and opera at the gleaming performing arts centre, and see the ever-changing art exhibitions at the Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery.

You won't go hungry in Wangaratta, with its plethora of cafes and eateries. Indulge with a meal at Rinaldo's Casa Cucina, which celebrates the produce of the nearby King Valley.

Wander Wangaratta's broad main street, past historic buildings and through Riverside Parklands. Discover the city's heritage at the Wangaratta Historical Museum and Vine Hotel Cellar Museum.

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Wangaratta to Porepunkah - 70KM

A small town located 6km from Bright, at the junction of the Ovens and Buckland Rivers, offering idyllic picnic spots along the river banks. Porepunkah is a family holiday destination. Porepunkah is right on the 'Murray to the Mountains' rail trail, the perfect and safe way for families to enjoy a bike ride or walk. It is the nearest town to Mount Buffalo National Park. For the more adventurous the township airfield offers scenic flights in a microlight or canoeing and rafting on the river or swimming in the refreshing water hole are also popular.

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BIG4 Porepunkah Holiday Park


Porepunkah to Bright - 6KM

An hour from Wangaratta, you can witness Bright's deciduous trees in their breathtaking autumnal splendour, and return throughout the year to take advantage of the village's proximity to Victoria's alps, national parks and home-grown food and wine.

Two-wheel action is superb around Bright, whether you're a road cyclist or a mountain biker. Cruise the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail through the Ovens River Valley, or challenge yourself on the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent.

Base yourself in Bright for winter snow activities, and return in spring and summer for hiking, cycling, kayaking, and even ballooning over the Alpine National Park. Visit boutique wineries, stock up on stunning produce and taste local ingredients in village cafes.

View Bright's picturesque setting on the Ovens River from lookouts at Mount Buffalo. See scenery like nothing else on the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way (part of the Great Alpine Road), which loops through Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.

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Bright to Bairnsdale - 230.5KM

Wind your way along Victoria's Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east to Bairnsdale in the heart of Gippsland. Travel the 308-kilometre journey taking in lofty mountains, plunging valleys, lush forests, and rolling vineyards along the way. Dine on fresh local produce, sample regional varietals, or catch your own lunch by throwing a line in a mountain stream. Drive, cycle, climb or ride along Australia's highest year-round accessible sealed road and experience Victoria's diverse landscapes up close.

Bairnsdale is your ideal base for exploring the vast Gippsland Lakes, Mitchell River and surrounding forests, it is a laid-back country town with fascinating cultural trails and scenic drives. Its location at the junction of the Great Alpine Road and the Princes Highway also provides easy access to explore the alpine region of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.

Drive along the local Twin Rivers Food and Wine Trail to discover the region's wineries, restaurants, berry farms and fruit orchards. Visitors can also wander around town on a self-guided heritage walk stopping in at St. Mary's Church, local art galleries, museums, craft and antique shops.

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Bairnsdale Holiday Park


Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance - 36.8KM

Boasting Australia's largest inland network of waterways, Lakes Entrance has been a popular Gippsland holiday spot for more than 100 years. The town is situated on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean.

Cross the footbridge to the popular Ninety Mile Beach surf beach, patrolled by lifesavers during the summer months, or take a hike to 'the entrance' of the Gippsland Lakes. Visitors can enjoy a boat cruise on the Lakes or hire a paddleboat or catamaran in the summer months. Nearby scenic Lake Tyers is bordered by the ocean, a state forest and a river that meanders inland to NowaNowa.

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