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The Victorian High Country

Mt. Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt. Buffalo
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The photo above was taken from the Great Alpine Road near Mt Hotham in late spring.

The Common Heath (Epacris impressa) is Victoria's floral emblem.

The Koala was spotted in a roadside tree near Mansfield.

The Alpine National Park includes the ski resorts at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, but "out of season" wonderful crisp days allow adventures and picnics to stunning locations - especially if you seek beauty and tranquillity.

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The Rocky Valley Lake (right) is near Falls Creek, and provides water to the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme.

Wallace's Hut is the oldest cattlemen's hut on the Bogong High plains. It is also known as the Seldom Seen Hut.

See our Snow Gums at Wallace's Hut web page.

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Mt. Buffalo was named by the explorers Hume & Hovell in 1824. The trip to its summit is well worth the effort.

The 31,000 hectare Mt. Buffalo National Park was reserved in 1898.

After 30 km of winding mountain road you'll find a granite boulder strewn plateau with a large lake, and great views.

Take a picnic lunch and enjoy it.

Also see our Beechworth-Bright web-page.

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