The Top Things To Do & See In Victoria's High Country, Australia

Benalla Art Gallery | © Mattinbgn/WikiCommons
Benalla Art Gallery | © Mattinbgn/WikiCommons
Visit Victoria’s mountainous High Country and delve into a world of bushrangers, bush poets and alpine attractions. See the iconic Craig’s Hut, sleep with lions, pay tribute to a legendary racehorse and see artefacts relating to the infamous Kelly Gang. Pack a jumper or two and explore the beauty and history of the High Country.

Benalla Art Gallery

Set on the banks of Lake Benalla, the Benalla Art Gallery opened in 1975 and houses Australian pieces with a focus on colonial and impressionist art from the 19th and 20th centuries. This regional art gallery’s collection includes painting, printmaking, works on paper, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and decorative arts with recent Indigenous and contemporary acquisitions. The gallery also hosts workshops and events.

Benalla Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria, Australia, +61 3 5760 2619

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National Alpine Museum of Australia

Located in Mt Buller, Victoria, the National Alpine Museum of Australia is the country’s only alpine museum and aims to educate visitors on the natural and cultural heritage of Australian alpine regions. The museum’s collection includes more than 10,000 items associated with Australia’s snowsport industry and the early settlement of the alpine region.
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Mansfield Zoo

Spread across 30 acres, the Mansfield Zoo is home to over 100 native and exotic animals, including the only two white lions in Victoria. Other residents include Hobbs the capuchin monkey, Basil the camel, an albino red kangaroo and two fallow deer, Miss Greedy and Baby Greedy, who will escort you around the park. You can even set up a tent or stay in one of their swags and fall asleep to the sound of roaring lions.

Mansfield Zoo, 1064 Mansfield-Wood Point Rd, Mansfield, Victoria, Australia, +61 3 5777 3576


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The Man From Snowy River Museum

Dedicated to preserving the legend of local stockman Jack Riley, who served as inspiration for Australian bush poet Banjo Patterson’s famous poem, The Man From Snowy River Museum has operated since the 1970s through the hard work of volunteers. The museum’s extensive collections hold culturally significant items including the Jim Simpson POW knitted rug, snow skis from 1870 and the Jarvis Homestead.
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Black Caviar Statue

See the life-size bronze statue of the world famous mare known as Black Caviar, who remained undefeated in 25 races and became Australia’s fastest racehorse. Born in Nagambie, Victoria in 2006, the mare was a champion sprinter before retiring in 2013. The statue, which was unveiled on the 24th of October 2013, pays tribute to her.

Black Caviar Statue, Near Nagambie Rowing Club, 301 High St, Nagambie Victoria, Australia

Black Caviar statue, Nagambie, Vic

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Craig’s Hut

One of Australia’s most iconic film sets has sat atop Mount Stirling since 1982’s The Man From Snowy River. Accessible by foot or 4WD, the hut was destroyed by bushfires in 2006 but has since been rebuilt, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Craig’s Hut is a Victorian icon and the most famous hut in the High Country.

Craig’s Hug, Mount Stirling, Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia

#bucketing #Craigslist #sunrise we slept on a mountain and watched the sun come up

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The Ned Kelly Vault

Opened in 2014, The Ned Kelly Vault is the largest Kelly Gang memorabilia and artefact collection in the world. Situated in the former Sub-Treasury building, which was used to store gold during the gold rush, the vault holds Ned Kelly’s original death mask, a gun which he named ‘Betty,’ the armour worn by Mick Jagger in the 1970s film, original photographs and other artefacts relating to the Kelly Gang.

The Ned Kelly Vault, 94 Ford St, Beechworth , Victoria, Australia, +61 3 5728 8067

#nedkelly #beechworth #historicbuilding #historictown #blueskies #visitvictoria

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