Victoria’s High Country features adventurous 4-wheel driving, steep climbs, river crossings, history, gold mining and pioneers
This DVD features a convoy group as they travel through Victoria’s magnificent High Country. Follow the adventures of the travellers and experience their adventures. See the pioneering, gold mining history, the mystery and intrigue of Wonnangatta Valley. Then enjoy the fabulous scenery of the High Country.
The trip began in Mansfield and from there it was not far to Mt Stirling and the iconic Craigs Hut. From there they explored the High Country, including Mt Wellington, Millers Hut and Blue Rag Range. They also visited Crooked River Goldfields Licola, Omeo and many other top spots.
Wonnangatta and more
The convoy also found plenty of great 4 wheel driving. There was Wonnangatta Valley, down Billy Goat Bluff and along the Blue Rag Range.
The Wonnangatta story represents great pioneering spirit, human hardship, mystery and intrigue. During the 1860s, a prospector discovered the hidden valley and built the first hut there. In the following years, the valley became the site of a successful cattle and horse business.
Gold was discovered in the High Country in the 1850s. Soon Talbotville (on the banks of the Crooked River) and Grant (on top of the mountain) became thriving townships. Little remains of either today, except for information boards and old mine tunnels at Grant, but the Talbotville site makes for a delightful campsite.
There are many other great camping spots in the High Country, perfect for families and other travellers. Plenty of delightful campsites are along rivers or near huts.
And the scenery is beautiful, from the outstanding Dimmocks Lookout, the inspiring view of the valleys and mountains from the Pinnacles to the uninterrupted panorama of Mt Wellington.
All of this is shown in the video as the convoy group enjoys their two week trip around the best of Victoria’s High Country.