8 days in Victoria's High Country Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Victoria's High Country journey planner
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Rutherglen
— 3 nights
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Mansfield
— 1 night
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Bright
— 3 nights
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Rutherglen — 3 nights

Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Beechworth (Old Beechworth Gaol, The Beechworth Honey Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Campbells Wines and don't miss a visit to Chiltern Athenaeum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rutherglen travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Rutherglen is an approximately 15-hour car ride. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Rutherglen is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Mansfield.
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Mansfield — 1 night

Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 8th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Made in Mansfield, get a dose of the wild on Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mansfield Zoo, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Social Bandit Brewing Co.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mansfield travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rutherglen to Mansfield takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bright.
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Bright — 3 nights

Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Step out of Bright to go to Falls Creek and see Falls Creek Alpine Resort, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Walk Nature Trail, play a few rounds at Mt Beauty Golf Club, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mount Beauty Pondage.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bright holiday maker website.

You can drive from Mansfield to Bright in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bright are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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