The King Valley can be described as a little piece of Italy set amongst the hills of Northeast Victoria. The region was once used by Italian immigrants for tobacco before they were transformed into the award-winning wineries, festivals and cooking classes we know today.
If wine isn’t your thing, you could try King River microbrewery or Hurdle Creek Still for small-batch artisanal gin.
But King Valley is far more than a foodie’s favourite. Before you’ve picked your poison, make sure to try four-wheel driving, explore Lake William Hovell, and visit Paradise Falls. There’s enough going on for an entire week out and about, representing the very best that our region has to offer.
For history buffs, this picturesque area tells tales that far outdate today's modern wineries. This began with ancient Aboriginal occupation, before a strong tie with bushrangers including Harry Power and the Kelly Gang, and nineteenth-century Chinese and twentieth-century Italian immigrants.
Today, it is easy to understand why people fall in love with this place. The King Valley and the Milawa Gourmet Region's climate and terrain have cultivated an abundance of passionate producers. The villages dotted throughout the valley offer individual character and charm, with locals eager to share their stories or help you find that special experience.
Staying in the King Valley provides plenty of options to suit your budget. Whether you’re a young adventurer seeking cheap thrills, or a pair of mature travellers who know their level of luxury, we're sure to exceed expectations.
Discover such luxury at one of our trendy settlements or sit around the campfire with a glass of local Prosecco at one of many King Valley caravan parks. Explore wineries and restaurants with friends at your own pace or take a back seat and enjoy a winery tour. Whatever you’re tastes, you’ll be following in the footsteps of many settlers from centuries past, discovering everything the King Valley has to offer.