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Great road trip with a caravan.

Bit dubious at first but we drove from Bairnsdale to Bright via Mt Hotham. It was the most... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Kevin B
,
Croydon, Australia
via mobile
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We drove to Bright from Melbourne stayed a few days, then headed east along the GAR. Ended up in... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
chris G
,
Port Macquarie, Australia
via mobile
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This 190-mile scenic road winds its way through mountainous country, from Bairnsdale to Wangaratta.
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Bit dubious at first but we drove from Bairnsdale to Bright via Mt Hotham. It was the most spectacular drive we have ever done in Australia. Even towing a caravan, posed no problems at all. The road is excellent. Plenty of stops and pull-overs plus...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We drove to Bright from Melbourne stayed a few days, then headed east along the GAR. Ended up in Bairnsdale. What a road of highlights! Scenery, quaint towns, gourmet food , breweries,wine, hiking, biking, great accommodation choices. We loved Bright, Mt Buffalo hikes, Mt Beauty...More

1  Thank chris G
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Being used to European mountain driving roads this is just a pleasure. We used part of it off the Hume Highway and had such a great time although the Avis rental was not it to the mark. Not the fault of Avis - the Hyundai...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

It is always such a beautiful drive along the Great Alpine Road which is framed by the mountains and farms. A must see/do activity.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Drove Great Alpine Road from North to South as part of longer road trip -Melbourne-Port Fairy (GOR) -Grampians-GAR - Sydney Certainly worth the drive - some dramatic scenery. Easy motoring - wide roads ( unlike some European Alpine roads) Broke journey at Dinner Plain- recommend...More

1  Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A 3 days road trip.. very good scenery in early spring and an extended ski season in mt hotham changed the mood.. we had time in mount buffalo in the first night, to rest and have hot meals.. second day was more driving in great...More

2  Thank rodomace
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This road trip from Wangaratta to Bright on the Great Alpine Road was a fantastic drive on a well maintained road. Driving down through some amazing little towns and hamlets there is plenty of places to stop off and sample local produce and some amazing...More

3  Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Completed the Great Alpine Road from Lakes Entrance to Bright in a large RV in about six hours (inclusive of stops at Omeo and Dinner Plain). Despite a blizzard for the period we travelled through Mount Hotham the RV experienced no issues either going up...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Breath taking views a every turn (and lots of turns) So different from the mountains in Washington State. Made snow balls near the ski resort and was completely surprised how large it was. It would take a hardy soul to get there in winter. Loved...More

2  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went up to the top with the family in the car on Sunday with spectacular views and some pretty scary drops off the road - drove cautiously! On Monday decided to cycle from Bright and see how far up I could get - did about...More

Thank Freddie M
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vhsri
2 August 2018|
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Response from ChefCliveM | Reviewed this property |
Hiya December will be hot - Aussie summer. The Hulme is quick and boring so we scooted off across country to join the Murray valley highway onto the Alpine way.
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_izzy_tschannel
31 March 2018|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
It is a very windy road especially coming down from Mt Hotham to Bright. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, you DO NOT want to do this trip.
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Aaron P
29 May 2017|
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Response from Freddie M | Reviewed this property |
No idea - I cycled in December in sweltering heat !
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