Its rolling hills and majestic King River hug the charming settlements of Cheshunt, Myrrhee and Whitfield, and with a climate and topography similar to Italy’s Piedmont and Tuscany, King Valley quickly became home to the many Italian families arriving in Australia during the post WWII immigration boom, creating a wholesome rural community with a vibrant food and wine culture like no other.
Lying at the base of the Victorian Alps, the region enjoys a pristine climate with breathtaking scenery of undulating valleys, mountain streams and generous skies, luring visitors from around the world to bushwalk through its natural beauty or cycle its off-road trails while visiting its cellar doors, farm gate producers and cafes along the way.
It’s a tranquil retreat for lovers of the great outdoors with a close proximity to the state’s renowned national parks, ski fields, bushland camping grounds and Alpine lakes. Its colourful colonial history also makes King Valley a destination for history buffs to retrace the footsteps of bushrangers, including the Ned Kelly Trail.
To discover the bounty of experiences on offer when visiting the King Valley and Victoria’s High Country, view the following websites: