Travelling through three vast National Parks, spanning Victoria (Alpine National Park and Snowy River National Park), New South Wales (Kosciuszko National Park) and the Australian Capital Territory (Namadgi National Park), the visitor can experience a range of mountain environments, from tall, wet, fern-filled forests to open expanses of alpine meadows, dotted in summer and autumn with colourful wildflowers.
Around Mt Baw Baw, Walhalla to Erica (Victoria), including Baw Baw National Park, Lake Thompson and the start of the Australian Alps Walking track in Walhalla.
3 hr drive from Melbourne via Princes Freeway.
Read more | Regional info: visitwalhalla.com
Around Mt Buller, Mansfield to the Alpine National Park (Victoria), including Howqua (hills, inlet) and the western edge of the Alpine National Park and Howitt Plains.
2.5 hr drive from north-east Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway or Hume Freeway.
Read more | Regional info: mansfieldmtbuller.com.au
Around Bogong, Wangaratta to the Omeo valley (Victoria), including the northern part of the Alpine National Park and Mt Buffalo National Park – alpine ski resorts and beautiful valleys, with towns such as Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Bright, Myrtleford and Beechworth.
3.5 hr drive from Melbourne via Wangaratta, or 5 hr drive via Bairnsdale and Omeo.
Read more | Regional info: greatalpinevalleys.com.au
Around the Main Range and Kosciuszko, Jindabyne to Khancoban (New South Wales), including the central section of Kosciuszko National Park – ski resorts, the Main Range (including Mt Kosciuszko), and the Alpine Way.
2.5 hr drive from Canberra via Monaro Highway.
Read more | Regional info: visitnsw.com
Around Kiandra, Khancoban to Adaminaby (New South Wales), including the northern section of Kosciuszko National Park – reservoirs (Eucumbene, Tantangara, Talbingo, Blowering), power stations, Tumut, Kiandra, Yarrangobilly and Cabramurra.
2.5 hr drive from Canberra via Gundagai.
Read more | Regional info: visittumut.com.au
Around southern ACT, Canberra to Namadgi (Australian Capital Territory), including Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and numerous other nature reserves throughout the Territory.
3.5 hr drive from Sydney via the Hume Highway, or 8 hr drive from Melbourne via the Hume Freeway.
Read more | Regional info: visitcanberra.com.au