Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic place to stay in Australia, surrounded by beautiful scenery, should try the High Country area. Located in the state of Victoria, this beautiful area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and B&Bs.
The High Country region of Victoria offers many wonderful places for hikers to explore such as the Australian Alps Walking Track and the Lake Eildon Walks. Likewise cyclists and horse riders will be able to enjoy various trails and mountainous rides. Lake Eildon is a good location for holidaymakers keen to try watersports such as fishing, canoeing and kayaking, whilst other rivers also offer the excitement of white water rafting. Other popular activities available in this region include abseiling, rock climbing, sky diving and hang gliding. Self catering holidaymakers will find many shops in the area selling food, drinks and other provisions. The area also boasts excellent restaurants and cafes serving a wide range of cuisine.
The High Country is brimming with fabulous places to visit including some fascinating museums. For example, tourists may like to visit the Beechworth Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Gardens or the Benalla Costume and Pioneer Museum. Art lovers may also like to visit the galleries at Beechworth and Benalla as well as the Great Alpine Gallery at Swifts Creek. There are National Parks and Reserves in the High Country that are well worth visiting such as the Lake Eildon National Park and Alpine National Park. Families can also enjoy a great day out at Mansfield Zoo. Holidaymakers may like to visit the wonderful city of Melbourne, which is the capital of Victoria. There are many theatres, shops and museums amongst other things to enjoy in the city.
The warmest time of the year in this part of the country is January and February with average high temperatures of 25 degrees centigrade. The coldest month is July when average highs are 13 degrees centigrade and average lows are 7 degrees. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year but September on average is the wettest month with 72mm, while February sees an average of 43mm.
The nearest international airport to the High Country of Victoria is Melbourne Airport (MEL), which is a three to four hour but straight forward drive along the Hume Freeway. Flights arrive at Melbourne from a few international airports including Beijing-Capital (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), London-Heathrow (LHW) and Los Angeles (LAX). The six car rental firms located at the airport are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty. They all have offices on the ground floor of the short term car park and information desks in the airport’s domestic terminals.