Victoria's High Country activates a new 'season of happiness' »

With a raft of brand new fun and delicious experiences this spring

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James and Co Beechworth, sharing the love of wine
Picnic in the vines, Taminick Cellars
Yoga at John Gehrig Wines, Victorian High Country
Pitch Perfect at Winton Wetlands


Victoria’s High Country gets set to stimulate the serotonin and activate the dopamine with a raft of brand new, fun and delicious visitor experiences launching across the region this Spring!

Guaranteed to bring on the happiness hormones this Green Season are:

Mind Body Bike at Mount Buller:

A fun, active weekend getaway for women run by All Terrain Cycles and the Bike Club of Victoria. Stay on mountain and learn new skills in
mountain biking, enjoy guided rides on Buller’s internationally renowned trails and wind down with classes in mindful meditation and movement, cooking or art.

Pitch Perfect  Luxe Camping in the Winton Wetlands

How’s the serenity? See stunning sunrises and sunsets and incredible birdlife from a luxe bell tent on the shores of the wetlands. Add in a choice of experiences including

  • paddles and pedals through the wetlands
  • a thrilling ride in a glider or a Wild Harvest Trail 
  • progressive native-produce-inspired feast at four Glenrowan Wineries in the Warby Ranges.

Or you can shake off the city and take a big dose of calm on a Farm Connection: Journey to Wellbeing on a picture-perfect organic nut farm in the gorgeous Wandiligong valley near Bright.

Megan Hughes of Wandiful Produce combines with Emily Rose Yoga to offer a half or full day immersion in yoga, guided meditations and farm-based experiences like planting, foraging, harvesting, gentle bushwalking, cooking and feasting on farm-to-table produce.

Bliss out on yoga, brekkie and bubbles at John Gehrig Wines in Rutherglen and Oxley with Breathe, Believe, Release and Receive!

Exciting times at Feathertop Winery in Porepunkah with the launch of a rich new series of indulgent, bookable experiences. Visitors can now choose from a menu that includes private group wine tastings, tuition in food and wine matching, cooking master-classes, an educational vineyard tour and bespoke Pedal and Picnic in the Vines tours.

Learn a Lost Art at Beechworth Honey ’s newly relaunched Bee School where classes kick off on 2 September. Get the lowdown on how to make souffle or a Sri Lankan curry or home-made crumpets, draw with charcoal or learn how to keep your own bees at these engaging, informative sessions.

Soak up the scenery and indulge in delicious home cooking at Howes Creek Farm’s new paddock to plate cafe and store near Mansfield . Specialising in boutique small goods and charcuterie products from its own home-grown pigs and locally sourced ingredients, visitors can join in the Farm’s bacon smoking classes and farm tours year-round.

New to Rutherglen’s Main Street is the new cellar door from James & Co Wines winemaker Ricky and his photographer wife, Georgie James. Ricky’s modern Italian wines and tasty platters can now be shared with friends in this very stylish new venue.

Ripe at Buller Wines adds a rich new dimension to Rutherglen’s well established gourmet credentials. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, Ripe is the new baby of Gav and Fiona Swalwell, the team behind Taste@Rutherglen. Visitors can also experience Buller’s newly renovated underground cellar door.

Offering some of Australia’s best food, wine, craft beer, cycling and nature to experience and explore, Victoria’s spectacular High Country is the perfect destination to get away, indulge and rejuvenate this spring.

See links below for more information and inspiration for the High Country.


  • Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)

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