Leave Melbourne behind and head through the beautiful Australian Alps knowns as the Alpine Way for the Gippland National Parks with their many beaches, and lakes. Pause at Milawa for delectable cheeses then in Rutherglen for some wine to go with it! Mountain bike or horseback ride through Mount Buffalo National Park, amidst nature galore. Seek the thrill of the hunt for gold, just like the legendary Ned Kelly, and connect with history at Beechworth and Glenrowan. Hit the slopes at Mount Hotham for some down hill fun or play in the wildflowers at Bogong High Plains. Cruise on Mitchell River in a canoe then fish, surf, and swim along Ninety-Mile Beach. Drive up the highest sealed roadway, still accessible, in Australia to a feast of fresh fish and produce or take your time reaching the top by cycling, skiing, climbing, or riding your way to a perfect lunch. Hire a rental campervan in Melbourne and make accommodation a snap while having everything you could need at your fingertips. Happy driving!
Majestic Melbourne to Wonderful Wangaratta - Day 1
Start out by heading north on Hume Freeway, reaching history rich Wangaratta, with its famed jazz music festival and warm hospitality. Then prospect the day away for gold at Eldorado and Glenrowan, where there is much to learn about Ned Kelly, a legend in these parts. Indulge the senses with fine food and wine in the King Valley and Milawa Gourmet Regions. Browse and taste a wide variety of specialty cheeses and mustards at Milawa, as well as sumptuous wines at the infamous cellar doors of the Brown Brothers. Continue to Rutherglen, for a taste of their renowned fortified or Muscat wines in one of the most seasoned wine growing regions in all of Australia. Settle in for lunch at a fantastic café in Beechworth, another gold fever town, featuring the honey coloured, granite courthouse in which Ned Kelly was put on trial. For a picnic lunch, head to Mount Buffalo National Park with its granite overhangs, waterfalls, and expansive scenery of the Alps as a backdrop. Spend the afternoon hang-gliding, bike or horseback riding or rock climb your way to adventure. Stop in Bright on Ovens River for the night, in this picture perfect town at an inn or a campsite with your campervan rental. Autumn is the must see season in this area with deciduous chestnuts, poplars, scarlet oak trees, and elms, creating a colourful, fiery landscape. Spend the night in a hotel or campsite in your Walkabout Wagons campervan.
Brilliant Bright to Majestic Mount Hotham - Day 2
Begin day 2 with a drive along Great Alpine Road, winding your way through lush hinterland, snow gum, and alpine ash forests to a ski resort in the high country of Victoria on Mount Hotham. Spend the afternoon racing down hill or glide along the cross-country trails during the winter months, or trek through history among mountainous peaks and huts in the summer season, lots to do no matter the time of year. Next, see the panoramic view of Alpine National Park at Danny’s Lookout in Mount Featherton and head to Dinner Plain, a little alpine town, for a peek at the cozy chalets nestled in snow gum trees, magical. There is mountain biking or trek through ridges, mountains, and river valleys, on horse back within the surrounding country. The pioneering village of Omen, tucked in the mountainside, boasts a taste of history with its old-fashioned post office, blacksmith shop, courthouse, and log constructed jail of 1858. Continue the adventure by white water rafting in the Mittta Mittta River or fish for trout instead. Choose to four-wheel the afternoon away along the Knocker Track, a 17-kilometre stretch of terrain with plenty of wildlife, or frolic in the wildflowers at Bogong High Plains. Head back to the chalets in Dinner Plain or find a hotel or campsite with your rental campervan for the night.
Outstanding Omeo to Bountiful Bairnsdale - Day 3
Head to the only official city in Bairnsdale of East Gippland, which rests beside Mitchell River, a gateway for Gippsland Lakes water system. Try rafting or canoeing your way down Mitchell River for a glimpse of the silt barriers, 8-kilometres in length reaching all the way to Lake King. Cast a line, surf, or swim until your heart’s content on Ninety-Mile Beach and explore the holiday communities of the surrounding area. Head to Lakes National Park for some water skiing or watch the dolphins play in Paynesville. Grab a ferry towards Raymond Island for a look at the generous birdlife, koalas, wildflowers, and orchids of the region. Trek along Mitchell River Walking Track to a magical hollow cave named the Den of Nargun, hidden behind a minor waterfall along Woolshed Creek. This natural wonder is a part of Aboriginal legend for local tribes. Overnight in a local hotel or find a caravan park for your rental campervan.
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