Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in High Country
Get to know High Country and its alpine adventures
Accommodation in Victoria’s High Country will place you at the centre of Ned Kelly country – once home to bushrangers, gold fossickers and cattlemen who roamed the rugged alpine plains in the shadow of the soaring mountains. Now it’s a centre for outdoor adventure and winter sports, and those mountains exert a gravitational pull year round. If it’s not the skiing that woos you, perhaps it will be the rock-climbing amid craggy peaks, the fishing in mountain streams, galloping through pastures and pine forests, or glorious walking trails.
Legends and stories that speak of national identity are writ large across the scenic landscape, from the huts that the herders built as shelters to the mining relics and many Ned Kelly sites that can be seen on a dedicated touring route from Melbourne to Beechworth. Just as big a draw card for visitors to the region these days is the natural amusement park that flourishes year round. If it’s not the skiing that woos you, perhaps it will be the rock-climbing amid craggy peaks, the fishing in mountain streams, cycling between wineries, galloping through pastures and pine forests or glorious walking trails. Whatever it is that gets you here, our handpicked High Country accommodation is sure to make you want to extend your stay.
The 1804m peak of Mount Buller is nearest to Melbourne, with its sparkling winter snowfields, mountain bike trails and thrilling 4WD tracks. The village may be busiest in the ski season and during school holidays but it is open to visitors all year, with events and festivals held in summer.
Once home to Italian immigrants, the food and wine bowl around Milawa and the King Valley feels like a ‘little Italy’. Rustic family wineries specialise in uncommon Italian varietals, such as prosecco, sangiovese and barbera, and mouthwatering local cheeses, nuts, mustards, honey and olives can be savoured at the stores of small producers that stud the area. In Milawa, the Brown Brothers winery and restaurant complex is a much-lauded local institution and makes an atmospheric pitstop for a reviving gastronomic experience or stroll among the oak-scented casks around the cellar door.
Beautiful and popular Beechworth is one of the most well-preserved gold rush towns in Victoria and a pilgrimage destination for those following the infamous trail of Ned Kelly. One of Australia’s oldest museums is housed here, and the heritage courthouse where Ned Kelly’s fate was sealed is one of more than 30 National Trust-listed buildings located in the village.
Good restaurants and cafes, antique shops, local vineyards and bushwalking trails are other attractions. Further north, step back in time in tiny Yackandandah – an entire township classified by National Trust for its mining heritage.
Explore this historic region and return to your luxury accommodation in Victoria's High Country at the end of each day. Beautiful Accommodation's handpicked collection of stays are sure to fit the bill. For a boutique break further afield, check out our Victoria accommodation.