DRIVES AND ROAD TRIPS

Captivating Country Victoria in pictures

Country Victoria overflows with majestic sights. Pictured: Mackenzie Falls, Grampians National Park.

Absorbing histories, vivid and variable landscapes, famous wine regions, epic rivers and lakes – Country Victoria has so much to excite the senses. And these highlights only scratch the surface.

Among it all are some of Victoria’s biggest and boldest regional cities that sit side by side with timeless towns and everything in between.

We have compiled an almighty collection of visual wonders in Country Victoria that incorporate the regions of Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, the inland delights of Gippsland, Goldfields, The Grampians, The Murray, Victoria’s High Country, and Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

This vibrant regional city has plenty of golden finds.

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Hanging Rock, near Mt Macedon.

Trentham Falls, near Daylesford.

Fishing, near Seymour.

Convent Gallery, Daylesford.

Hughes Creek Bridge at Avenel, near Seymour (famous for its Ned Kelly link). Credit: Peter Ward.

Gippsland

Please note: Coastal locations of the Gippsland region will feature in the next edition of our Great Australian Road Trip.

Tarra Bulga National Park, south of Traralgon.

Noojee Trestle Bridge, north of Warragul.

Traralgon streetscape.

Walhalla township, north of Moe.

Narkoojee winery, north of Traralgon.

Goldfields

Looking towards View St, Bendigo.

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Bendigo Art Gallery.

Victorian Goldfields Railway: Castlemaine to Maldon.

The Grampians

Venus Baths, Grampians National Park.

Boroka Lookout overlooking Halls Gap.

Mt Sturgeon, Grampians National Park.

Mt William, Grampians National Park.

The Murray

Nyah Vinifera Park, near Swan Hill.

Mooving Art exhibition, Shepparton.

Paddlesteamer along the Murray River, Mildura.

Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill.

Countryside close to Tallangatta, near Wodonga.

Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton. Credit: Greater Shepparton City Council.

Victoria’s High Country

Mountain Biking, Mt Buller.

Gooram Falls, Taggerty and Seymour day trip. Credit: Peter Ward.

Bright township. Credit: Alpine Shire Council.

Bullawah Cultural Trail, Wangaratta. Credit: Visit Wangaratta.

Lake Eildon, north of Taggerty.

Mt Wombat lookout, Strathbogie Ranges (Taggerty and Seymour day trip). Credit: Strathbogie Shire Council.

Mount Buffalo National Park. Credit: Alpine Shire Council.

Top Cut lake at Eldorado, near Wangaratta. Credit: Visit Wangaratta.

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mt Dandenong.

The Eastern Golf Club, Yarra Valley.

Steavenson Falls, Marysville.

The Black Spur, Yarra Ranges.

Healesville, Yarra Valley.