From Ned Kelly country to the alpine snow fields, Victoria’s High Country region is a must-do for conferencing at any time of the year. Comprising the mountain peaks of the Great Dividing Range and the Alpine Valleys of the King and lower Ovens Rivers this area contains a diverse collection of destinations.
In summer, your delegates will love to escape the city heat and head for the hills! From chalets to performing arts centres, purpose-built conference resorts to resortstyle spas - you’ll find exactly what you need for that large convention or corporate retreat. With clean, cool air and lovely summer breezes, alpine hiking, four-wheel driving, horse riding and mountain biking become the activities of choice. Or you can take a leisurely drive along the Great Alpine Road as it winds its way through the region. Stop to marvel at the spectacular scenery or explore one of the heritage towns and indulge in the delectable food and wine that the many cafés offer.
For those interested in Australiana, they can trace the hideout locations of Ned Kelly from Whitfield, across the King Valley to Mansfield via Powers lookout. Or visit historic Beechworth where Ned Kelly’s final trial commenced. This village was built on the wealth of the gold rush and still has many granite buildings of historical significance.
During winter, the snow resorts - Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek - offer a variety of outdoor activities including down-hill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Or stay warm and cosy beside a roaring fire with a glass or two of wine discussing the day’s conference session.
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