Victorian High Country – Victoria

Everywhere you turn there’s something special to see and do in Victoria – from sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, historic sites, some of the world’s best restaurants, bars and cafes, wildlife and wineries, or drives along Victoria’s breathtaking coastline, down the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles and koalas in the wild. And the best thing of all, it’s just a stone throw away from where your horse adventure is awaiting you.

Located in the north-east of Victoria, the Victorian High Country is probably one of the best kept secrets. It is an area that features national parks, Victoria’s highest mountains, lakes, resorts, vineyards and a rich history including gold discovery, right where you will enjoy your horseback adventures.

Discover the historic and significant sites of the High Country’s rich pioneer history and learn the many stories of the region’s gold rush era, infamous bushrangers and high country cattlemen.

Throughout the breathtaking landscapes of the King Valley and around Bright there is an atmosphere brimming with the spirit of so many food producers and artisan winemakers all of them waiting to show you their wonderfully warm hospitality and invite you to stay and enjoy the real Australian High Country lifestyle.

The area around Mansfield, King Valley and Bright is blessed with fertile valleys and top quality ingredients and an environment that attracts the most passionate and talented chefs, brewers, winemakers and producers. It will seem like foodie and wine heaven inviting you to take a High Country style road trip.

So, make sure you schedule enough stops on your way to not just nourish your adventure but leave enough time to grab some seasonal tasty local grub and a glass of that great wine.

Airport:

Melbourne Airport

Must See/Do in the area:

Mansfield, Bright, King Valley winery tour, Yarra Valley, Hanging Rock, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

Best time to travel:

September – May

Horse Events:

1st weekend in November: Melbourne Cup Weekend
March: Merrijig Rodeo
April: Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
November: Merrijig Campdraft

Experiences in the Victorian High Country – Victoria

Ride like the Man from Snowy River!

5 Days / 5 Nights or 6 Days / 6 Nights | Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Head up to the Victorian High Country for this magnificent horse ride inspired by the 'Man from Snowy River' and the legendary horsemen who once rounded up wild brumbies and the stockmen who drove cattle on this mountain terrain.

King Valley Heritage Cattle Drive

7.5 Days / 6 Nights | Advanced and Experienced Riders

If you’ve ever dreamed of droving a herd of cattle on horseback here is your chance to participate in a heritage cattle drive in one of the most beautiful regions of Victoria!