Wodonga to Hedley – over 500 km drive, however the scenery has to be some of Australia’s prettiest, especially through the high country.
As the road leads into the Victorian high country, we pass through magic white eucalypt stands, so iconic to this area of Victoria. The township of Yackendandah is truly spectacular and so too the nearby towns of Myrtleford, Harrietville and then on to beautiful Bright where the spectacle of the last of the autumn colour is magnificent.
The ascent of Mt Hotham takes us on a winding road which drops off spectacularly into the valley below. However, approximately halfway up the mountain we drive into low cloud which becames so heavy that visibility is reduced to one/two metres and brings our driving speed down to 30 km/hour in some places.
The descent from Mt Hotham opens out into another gorgeous valley.
Once we enter into the Shire of East Gippsland, it is another three hours before we reach our destination and friends in Hedley in South Gippsland just in time to watch the sinking of the last light of day.