The Great Alpine Road


Wangaratta to Metung
339 km/211 miles, about 5 hours

Wind your way along Victoria's Great Alpine Road, from Wangaratta in the north-east right across to Metung on the jaw-droppingly beautiful Gippsland Lakes.

The 339-kilometre adventure along Australia's highest year-round accessible sealed road takes you right up close to Victoria's diverse landscapes. Travel through lofty mountain ranges, down plunging valleys, into lush forests, and past rolling vineyards along the way to the sparkling waterways on Gippsland's coast.

If travelling to Mt Hotham or Dinner Plain you may like to try this route in reverse. Start in Gippsland and travel north from Bairnsdale, diverting west from Omeo.

Dine on fresh local produce and award winning cool climate wines, or catch your own lunch with a fishing line in a mountain stream or lake as you go.

Be guaranteed an amazing journey year-round, with warm weather walking, cycling, camping and high-adrenaline adventure opportunities an alternative to the perennially popular wintertime snow action.

Whatever the season you'll be sure of breathtaking views, unforgettable scenery and warm welcomes in the villages along the way.


To read more details on this stunning drive and what to do along the way click here