March 21st to 25th – Getaway with friends to the Victorian High Country – Staying at Bright

Mar 21, 2014

Another visit to Bright and the Victorian High Country - always a treat! The thumbnail pic is of the Chinese bridge on the site of the gold diggings at Wandiligong.

We had our annual weekend away with friends who are mostly retired and as we tell our children it takes retired people 5 days to have a weekend which is always a bonus for us and travelling through some of the Victorian high country was the bonus it always is.


A bit of excitement on the way through, an outbreak of fire at Healsville.


A tranquil view of the Yarra River at Bright


Loved this old shed at Wandiligong.


A sneak peek from the top of Mount Buffalo. 


An example of some old tobacco drying kilns near Smoko......yes that really is the name of the locality.

Tips to remember for the roads we covered:

The roads while sealed have varying surface integrity. From Mt Hotham down the mountain to Omeo and beyond the road alignment camber and surface is generally pretty good but from Mt Hotham down to Harrietville the road is much more challenging and the surface goes from ordinary to awful with little notice. Some of the surface is really rugged so you need to be aware. It is all reasonably well signed but travel on this second stretch will be slower and more tedious especially within slow moving traffic. Unfortunately many of the roads we travelled on appear a few years behind with maintenance programs and are rough and pot holed so exercise caution.

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