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High Country Insights

Taste your way around the High Country's villages and receive warm welcomes from the families who run the gourmet restaurants and boutique wineries. Ski over the Alps in winter, and return in the warmer months for a breathtaking array of adventure activities.

Well known for

  • Mountain adventures 
  • Cycling 
  • Local produce
  • Alpine peaks and valleys
  • Skiing and snowboarding
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending Dec 2017)

High Country

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 B Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2015/16
Key Insights
$461MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account)
5,300Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account) 
33,000International Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$22MInternational Overnight Expenditure (Year ending Dec 2017)
1,691,000Domestic Daytrip Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
1,682,000Domestic Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$993MDomestic Visitor Expenditure (Year ending Dec 3017)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2015-16 Report by Tourism Research Australia.

Events

Festival and Arts

  • Tastes of Rutherglen
  • Wall to Wall Festival (street art festival)
  • High Country Harvest
  • Wines Fit for a King
  • High Country Balloon Fiesta
  • Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Opera In the Alps

Sports

  • Hiking - Three Peaks Challenge
  • Cycling - High Country Women's Cycling
  • Cycling - Audax Alpine Classic