The Victorian High Country is legendary in four wheel driving circles. I had never been anywhere near the area, apart from a quick trip to Perisher once in the middle of summer. Today was my birthday, and I was going to enjoy it driving through some amazing scenery.
I had driven the western roads of Tasmania from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan, three days ago. I had then spent a sleepless night crossing Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania, followed by a day exploring the Great Ocean Road, spending the night at Warrnambool. I then looped through the middle of Victoria, visiting Ballarat and Bendigo before overnighting at Wangaratta .
Tonight’s destination was Lake Jindabyne, via Mt Hotham and Australia’s highest sealed road, Omeo and Corryong. I was not planning to get too far off the beaten track. I had bought my Toyota Prado only a couple of weeks before driving to Tasmania. I had no recovery gear and very limited off road experience. However, I at least wanted to get the car dirty in this iconic location.
Following are a few photos from the day’s travel.
This article is part of my Tasmania road trip — further stories about this road trip can be found by following the Tasmania trip tag.