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Changes with the weather

One of those roads that you can do a few times and as the weather changes so does the scenery. A... read more

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It’s worth the detour

Long meandering road, but it worth getting up there! The views are amazing at every turn. We... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Montreal, Canada
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This 190-mile scenic road winds its way through mountainous country, from Bairnsdale to Wangaratta.
Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those roads that you can do a few times and as the weather changes so does the scenery. A great road to show friends that are visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rickolw
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Long meandering road, but it worth getting up there! The views are amazing at every turn. We started at Bairnsdale and end at Mount Hotham.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank maxichoune
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

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Kevin B
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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ChefCliveM
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank LikeTraveler
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank IanGordon1959
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

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank rodomace
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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Tony W
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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank NeJ1975
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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.
31 March 2018|
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.