The best place to visit - on two wheels or four
The Great Alpine Road epitomises the saying "take the scenic route". The road passes through farmland valleys, along winding rivers, through the eucalypt forests of the Alpine National Park then deep into mountain cattleman country, to the lakes and the ocean beyond. Discover the delights of the Great Alpine Road on your way to Hotham and Dinner Plain this summer. Australia's highest road right through the Australian Alps.
Melbourne to Wangaratta - 239km/2.5 hours
Wangaratta to Hotham - 130km/2 hours
Hotham to Dinner Plain - 16km/10 mins
Dinner Plain to Bairnsdale - 162km/3 hours
Bairnsdale to Melbourne - 283km/3 hours
Parks Victoria have entertaining and informative audio tours available to download which will certainly ad another dimension to your drive on the Great Alpine Road. Learn about the high country's fascinating gold history, Aboriginal people, European settlement, early skiers, bushrangers, and the deightful villages that occupy this awe-inspring touring route. To download the Parks Victoria audio tours, click here.
The Great Alpine Road is one of Australia's most iconic roads for motorbike riding. Just make sure you check the weather conditions for the Alpine Areas before you head off as it can change very quickly.
Snowchains must be carried by all vehicles during the official winter snow season. In 2013 this was from June 8 - September 22.