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Address: Victoria, Australia
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This 190-mile scenic road winds its way through mountainous country, from...

This 190-mile scenic road winds its way through mountainous country, from Bairnsdale to Wangaratta.

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Super strenuous 80km cycle ride.

Went up to the top with the family in the car on Sunday with spectacular views and some pretty scary drops off the road - drove cautiously! On Monday decided to cycle from... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Freddie M
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Largs, United Kingdom
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Largs, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went up to the top with the family in the car on Sunday with spectacular views and some pretty scary drops off the road - drove cautiously! On Monday decided to cycle from Bright and see how far up I could get - did about 15km from Harriotville and up to about 1200m. Was pretty strenuous going with the Meg... More 

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Thank Freddie M
Australia
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful few days travelling around this region. We have quite an old campervan and she struggled at some points so think about whether your car is suitable for high climbing roads! View from the top is gorgeous!

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2 Thank wanderlust_millie
Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were travelling south to Lakes Entrance and decided to take the scenic route. The roads are full of twists and turns but the scenery is stunning. However as we rose to ever greater heights, the fog descended until we were in almost total white out. That was soooo scary! If you have a strong stomach and don't mind a... More 

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Thank Raili T
Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Drove up from Bairnsdale ,through the lovely township of Omeo, great cafe opposite the pub, service and food ,coffee , all excellent . The scenery heading up the mountain to Dinner plains and then onto Mt Hotham village was spectactular, lush rolling hills of green and wildflowers , to beautiful blue rivers through the valleys, quaint villages , adsolutely a... More 

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1 Thank ian t
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! What an atmosphere! What a place! Beautiful views along all the way! Definitely A Must Do!

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Thank Késia G
Harrietville, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

the Great alpine road show cases the most amazing views of the Victorian Alps. It is exhilarating, frightening and spectacular all in one.

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Thank Fiona H
Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Amazing drive, the scenery is something out of this world, something to add to your bucket list, the restaurants are amazing, and the People so friendly, Autumn is the time to go as the trees are full of amazing colours.

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Thank dmetcalfe2016
Perth Hills, Australia
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Autumn must surely be The Best season in which to tour the Great Alpine Road to Bright and beyond ! The colours of Autumn are superb; postcards 'shots' around every corner :-)) Within the town, equally picturesque, and the surrounding mountains too. Highly recommend - next time: in Winter !!

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Thank Chris D
Melbourne, Australia
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376 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We took two days to drive the round trip from Melbourne the full length of the Great Alpine Road. First day was the shorter drive from Melbourne through Myrtleford before taking a side trip to climb up the C353 road to the Mount Buffalo chalet before descending again to our overnight stop in Bright. A short drive to Harrietville for... More 

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4 Thank David S
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Drove this road in January 2015 in a nissan navara towing a 25ft fifth wheeler. It is an excellent road with spectacular views. They were plenty of areas where we could pull over and let faster cars pass. The road is steep but as long as you drive slowly and to the conditions it is a pleasant drive. If driving... More 

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10 Thank Keryn M

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