Warren Sprigg

By Warren Sprigg

5 days of great adventure in Victorian High Country

Internationally known for its mesmerising ski slopes, rich wildlife and picturesque views, the Victorian High Country is one of the best four-wheel drive locations in Australia. Every year, people from all over the world pack carloads of gear and spend days preparing, all in the pursuit of the great Australian exploration.

Whether you are a novice or skilled at four-wheel driving, Atagalong Tours will help you all the way. We will be your experienced guide throughout this Alpine Road exploration. Here’s a brief look at the great Victorian High-Country tour.

Victorian High Country Tours

The tour will start from Yarra Glen on Melbourne’s outskirts on a Monday morning and will continue through Picture Point, Wonnangatta, Talbotville, Blue Rag and Dargo – before concluding back on the outskirts of Melbourne on Friday afternoon.

We will head up through Mansfield to Sheepyard Flat for our first night. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit Lovick’s Hut. You can also absorb the history that lies behind eight different huts that were featured in the film ‘Man from Snowy River’. Additionally, you will get to climb/descend a couple of mountains, see some spectacular high-country views and cross a couple of rivers.

The best part is that there will be no crowds or congestion on the tracks. However, keep in mind that weather conditions or track closures can cause changes to our itinerary. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that – as your tour leader will adjust the tracks accordingly.

What’s the best time for the tour?

Victorian High Country will test you and your vehicle – as you will come across some steep tracks and river crossings. The most popular touring season is the summer season, from mountaineering to breweries, Victorian High Country is a ripper of a 4×4 playground!

What’s included in the tour?

  • Support vehicle.
  • An experienced tour guide.
  • Convoy and radio techniques.
  • Satellite phone for emergency use only.
  • A first aid kit with a heart defibrillator and blood pressure machine.

Please note that the vehicle and fuel are not included in 4WD tag-along tours. Also, be sure to carry your own camping equipment, food, beverages, or any private accommodation.

Final thoughts

Victorian High-Country tours are designed as introductory tours for both inexperienced and semi-experienced campers. We will introduce you to different driving, convoy and UHF radio techniques along with the campground etiquette. You can test your driving skills as we cross over streams, trail mountains and have loads of fun along the great 4WD touring in Australia.

Let the adventure begin!