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As you climb into the Victorian high country from the Gippsland "capital" of Bairnsdale, you come across the historic town trinity of Ensay, Swifts Creek and Omeo.

This is country challenged and occasionally tamed by gold miners and mountain drovers. It is country where you can breathe deeply on crisp air as you follow remote streams guarded by towering gums and mountain ash.

You can indulge the timeless pleasure of fly fishing or explore the goldfields of Omeo, Tongio and Cassilis and recharge the batteries in picturesque restaurants and tea rooms and a sip or two of distinctive high country wines.

And you can let your imagination run riot as you pass such fascinating sign-posted names as Monkey Creek (named, legend has it, because of the prevalence of monkey bears or koalas), 1000 Pound Bend, Piano Bridge Creek, Jew"s Pinch, Lock-up Creek, Snake"s Back, Haunted Stream, Dead Horse Flat, Battle Point and Devil"s Backbone.

Prolonged drought can hit the high country hard, but they're doughty folk and can still turn on something special for visitors.

Ensay: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Great Alpine Gallery

The Great Alpine Gallery opened in October 1998 by artists living in the Omeo and Swifts Creek area of East Gippsland. The Gallery is the home of masterpieces created by local people whom are inspired by the beauty of their surrounds. Paintings, woodwork, craft, photography, sculpture are all featured.

Their aim was to establish a permanent exhibiting venue where work could be displayed and sold locally. Also to encourage greater creativity, to promote the diverse range of artistic talent of the area, and to foster these unique skills inspired by our beautiful environment for the benefit of the whole community.

The Great Alpine Gallery is situated on the Great Alpine Road at Swifts Creek. From Bairnsdale you take the highway north alongside the picturesque Tambo River, or from Bright the highway winds up to Mt Hotham and down through the beautiful Omeo Region High Country including Swifts Creek.

The Gallery is registered as a not for profit organisation and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

6881 Great Alpine Road
Swifts Creek, VIC, 3896

Located 16.0K from Ensay

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