Great Alpine Road is a 191.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

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The Great Alpine Road is an iconic drive of Victoria in the high alpine regions of the Great Dividing Range. The road stretches from Wangaratta to Metung on Daungwurrung and Kurnai land, and takes a minimum of 5 hours to drive in full. The paved road can be accessed year-round, where each season paints the landscape in different colours, with white snow capped peaks in winter, to meadows of vibrant wildflowers blooming through spring. Expect to see diverse landscapes of Eastern Victoria as you pass through Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park, with picturesque mountain ranges, deep valleys, lush forests, rolling vineyard hills, and eventually out to the Gippsland Lakes which meet with the sea. The road can get bendy in sections, be sure to follow road signage and be prepared for road conditions especially in winter when snow chains might be required. If you drive the full length a good itinerary is to divide the drive into three sections with stops in Bright and Omeo, and in either direction.

The Great Alpine Road is ideal for exploring off into Victoria's high country, especially Mount Hotham and Mount Buffalo.

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Andrew Walker
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Bill MYATT
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Nick Turner
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Tony Holman
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Myles Dowling
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