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Exploring Victoria's Alpine Country

Alpine region located some 300 km north of Melbourne offers world-class ski resorts and great family holiday both in winters and summers. If you have a couple of days to yourself the best option would be exploring some nice towns and cities on the way. The region has some of the earliest European settlers which is visible in architecture, lifestyle and name of the towns as well.

The first major destination while driving towards the Alpine region is Wangaratta. Wangaratta is a laid back city with a population of 17000 people. The main city street has a big shopping centre and plenty of nice restaurants. However, the city can be explored in a day and you can stop over for brunch or lunch and walk around to explore the city centre or take a visit the Information Center to get maps of the region and some information on the history of the area. 

Next interesting destination is Beechworth famous for its gold rush history and beautiful cultural art heritage. Beechworth is a city for artists with beautiful galleries, nice restaurants and strange calmness which is very inviting. With the discovery of Gold in 1852 this region faced an onslaught of early explorers covering the area to Bright, Chiltren and Rutherglen.

You can explore the remnants of this lost era in perfectly preserved street, mineshafts and graves of early explorers. There is a seventy-mile long cycle track from Wangaratta to Bright. Bright is located at the base of Mount Buffalo and offers great accommodation offers if you cannot find a spot in the ski village. There are plenty of motels and caravan parks as well as ski rental location during ski season. At night time the city becomes alive with tourists and main hotels and pubs are packed with people from across the world sharing their stories. 

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Ozasiatraveller

I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. Through my blog, I want to share some interesting travel tips, my experience of driving across Asian destinations and some of the best places to explore in this region. I have taken hundreds of road trips, across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia and during my trips, I review the hotels, cafes & places of interest. I have, in the past followed in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps and visited most of the restaurants his team explored in their shows. Join in on my adventures and follow my trails on Instagram & Facebook Page. 

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