Located in Victoria’s North East, the High Country region is famous for world-class wines and gourmet food, spectacular scenery and natural beauty, historic legends and cultural heritage. Whether your stay is for relaxation, culinary satisfaction or the excitement of discovery, be sure to allow at least a few days to enjoy this very unique and memorable experience.
The King Valley is remarkable for its imaginative use of alternative grape varieties by winemakers who long ago recognised the region's cool-climate potential. The mix of steep slopes, soil types and micro climates provide a mosaic of vineyard opportunities for inquisitive winemakers to explore and develop the varieties and wine styles that are the hallmark of the region’s wines.
Many cellar doors are open seven days in the King Valley, some having their own restaurants with a distinct Italian flavour. Soak up generous hospitality, warming food and new release innovative wine styles. The King Valley and Milawa Gourmet Region's climate and topography have cultivated an abundance of passionate producers and the area is a must do for foodies and wine lovers.
Off the beaten track, buried deep in the King Valley, ParadiseFalls is located in the Alpine National park outside of Cheshunt. The last 11 kms to the falls is gravel but in good condition so is accessible with 2WD. There are picnic facilities at the car park so pack a lunch or grab some fare from nearby Whitfield and enjoy the peaceful park. The walk to the viewing platform is a well made stepped track perfect for all ability levels and is about 500m in length. True to its name…the place is paradise!
Lake William Hovell is an all time favourite in the King Valley.Located approximately 42kms or 55 minutes scenic drive from elevation 652 at Mt Bellevue via Whitfield & Cheshunt, the lake offers a picturesque recreational area perfect for BBQs, walking and hiking, fishing, canoeing and four wheel driving activities.The lake contains trout, red fin, macquarie perch (which is protected), and the size can surprise, with trout to 3kg and some healthy reddies in the warmer months.
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail runs right to Milawa fromWangaratta via Oxley. Milawa is a must-stop village on your rail trail adventure and when it comes to an abundance of gourmet riding experiences, it's the perfect place for two-wheeled relaxation.
On the rail trail between Milawa and Wangaratta lies the village of Oxley and the road to the renowned King Valley turns here. It is popular with local bike riders and holiday goers alike, the ride from Milawa to Sam Miranda Winery at Oxley, is a flat and highly accessible ride at under 10 kilometres.
Pop in and out of the many cellar doors, farm gates and gourmet food stores. Stop in at one of the cafés or restaurants for a leisurely lunch or coffee break. Borrow a bike from BrownBrothers or bike hire is available in Milawa.
River Tribe Adventures provides easy outdoor experiences in the spectacular landscapes of North East Victoria.
Kayak the Ovens and Murray, cycle the trails and tour the vines. Self-guided, guided, hire and packaging options are designed to help you get out and explore the best of the region with ease.Murray to Mountains and High Country Rail Trail services from bike hire, transfer services through to complete packages. Kayak adventures on the gentle Ovens and Murray Rivers with specially designed routes and tour notes, allowing you to have an easy self-guided day out or camping trip.
Take a tour through the North East’s finest food producers, vineyards and breweries with River Tribes cosy BMW, adventurous ten seater four-wheel drive, bus or minibus options.River Tribe Adventures cater for couples, families and groups, and can tailor experiences to your needs. Please visit the website for further information.