Where to stay around High Country?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,458 vacation rentals near High Country. From 794 Houses to 166 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near High Country for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in High Country?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in High Country. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New South Wales: 19,559 vacation rentals
  • Bright: 378 vacation rentals
  • Yarra Valley: 463 vacation rentals
  • Lakes Entrance: 169 vacation rentals
  • South Pacific: 62,432 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in High Country! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in High Country?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in High Country:

  • Bright: 378 rentals
  • Lakes Entrance: 169 rentals
  • Beechworth: 74 rentals
  • Healesville: 252 rentals
  • Mount Buller: 154 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to High Country?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in High Country are:

  • Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW): 2,150 vacation rentals
  • Wangaratta, VIC (WGT): 31 vacation rentals
  • Mount Hotham Airport (MHU): 107 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

A land of wineries and towering peaks

Discover Australia's Alpines, a land of rolling mountains that drop down into fertile wine-growing valleys punctuated by glittering lakes and forests. It's an adventure playground where you can hike through the Alpine National Park, climb challenging cliffs, mountain bike along meandering trails, and ski on the powdered slopes. Use the High Country vacation rentals as a base to explore the Muscat vineyard trail, stopping en route to learn about the history of wine making and taste the cool-climate vintages. Afterwards, why not try the fine food created from local organic produce in the numerous restaurants?

High adventure in the High Country

Those looking to escape the city in favor of a more scenic vacation should head straight to the High Country. Every morning, you will be met by views of pristine mountains carpeted by wildflowers, and gorges carved by fast-flowing rivers. During the summer months, it's possible to cast your line into the high lakes and mountain streams to snare a rainbow trout or golden perch. High Country is best seen from above. Climb the challenging vertical routes or go hang gliding off Mount Buffalo to enjoy gorgeous views down over the vineyards below. Meanwhile, the winter carpets the mountains with powdery snow used by snowboarders and skiers who carve their way down the slopes.

Discover High Country's outlaw history

High Country is steeped in history and is perhaps best known as the stomping ground of the infamous outlaw Ned Kelly. An epic route takes travelers past Kelly and his gang's most notorious hideout, heist, and hold-up locations. In the heritage town of Beechworth, you might catch a re-enactment of Kelly's trial in the courthouse, while a museum in Glenrowan depicts the fascinating life of the bushranger. There are several wine regions in the cool foothills of the mountains creating some of Australia's finest vintages. Wineries open their doors to travelers looking to discover the rich wine making history and taste some excellent shiraz, muscat and chardonnays paired with mouthwatering food cooked using local produce.

A destination for all seasons

There's never a bad time to visit the High Country. The spring falls between September and November when the days are pleasantly warm and the skies clear. Wildflowers begin to blanket the rolling hills, making it a particularly scenic time for hikers. The summers are dry and hot, but adventure-seekers are cooled by the glorious mountain breezes. The forests teem with golden hues during the mild fall before the winter cold snap turns the High Country into a winter wonderland of glistening powdery snow. High Country vacation rentals offer travelers the opportunity to discover this year-round hotspot.

Inspiring natural wonders

The Alpine National Park is the jewel in the High Country and home to Victoria's tallest mountains, divided by deep gorges and high plains. The winding trails in Mount Buffalo National Park pass tumbling cascades and rocky outcrops, as do routes around the pristine waterways in Lake Eildon National Park. The High Country is teeming with wildlife, with wombats scampering through the gum forests, wallabies ambling around the wetlands and kangaroos grazing in the clearings. Quaint High Country vacation rentals dot the heart of the region, putting the mountain scenery within reach.