High Country

A 4WD trek across the Victorian Alps.

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Returning from a church camp in South Australia, dad, John, Eric and I took the long way home via the Victorian Alps. We began in Mt Buller, on the western fringes of the Alps. After an overnight stay in an authentic drover’s hut, we took the 4WD King Billy Track across the Snowy Range to Dargo.

From Dargo we visited the historic mining town of Grant, detoured via some rough tracks into the mountains before taking the easy way to Mt Hotham and Omeo. Back on 4WD tracks, we forded the mighty Murray River into NSW at Tom Groggin.

After a walk to Australia’s highest peak (Mt Kosciuszko 2,228m), we hit the road again, heading via the Snowy Mountains Highway to Kiandra, then across Long Plain to Blue Water Holes. After an overnight stop in Talbingo, it was back to Sydney (on dirt roads where possible).

Mt Buller
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Snowy Range
33 photos
Dargo High Plains
30 photos
Kosciuszko NP
37 photos