With its rolling hills covered in vineyards operated by second and third generation Italian families and its charming villages, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Tuscany rather than the King Valley in North East Victoria.
Located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, the King Valley is surrounded by rugged mountains including Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Mt Buffalo that have been a trekkers’ mecca since the late 1800s. The area also has a rich history. Aboriginal people have been living here for over 20,000 years and many of the towns were founded during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, including splendid Beechworth, famous for its associations with Ned Kelly, and lovely Yackandandah.
This seven-day walking tour showcases the best of the region including staying for six nights in fabulous, 4-star accommodation overlooking one Australia’s best known vineyards on the edge of the delightful town of Milawa; four guided walks through some of the most beautiful country in Australia; a wine and food day exploring the gourmet heritage of the area; guided visits to the principal towns; and a private cooking class in a purpose-built kitchen in one of King Valley’s most celebrated (Italian) vineyards.