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Omeo, a pioneering mountain town on the Great Alpine Road in Gippsland is renowned for its gold mining history, high country cattle grazing and historic buildings.

Many of Omeo's historical buildings have been preserved in the A.M. Pearson Historical Park and offer a sense of what life was like in the late 1800s in a booming gold mining area. See the town's original courthouse (1865), post office (1890s), gaol built of logs (1858), blacksmith shop, stables and waterwheel.

The wine and gold drive from Omeo or Swifts Creek takes in the Cassilis historical area, once among the richest goldfields in the state. Walk or drive from the Omeo township to the Oriental Claims historic area, which remains the highest alluvial gold field in Australia.

Omeo's rich history is matched by the magnificence of its scenic attractions. Just outside the town on the Great Alpine Road you can take in panoramic views of the Victorian alps and surrounding countryside at the Kosciusko Lookout.

The Mitta Mitta River's waters provide excellent trout fishing opportunities as well as white water rafting adventures. You can also drop a line in the Cobungra River. Take a walk over the Bogong High Plains and see majestic spring wildflowers. Go four-wheel driving along the 17-kilometre Knocker Track for a different perspective of the landscape.

Victoria's top snow resorts are a stone's throw from Omeo, which is just 40 minutes from Mount Hotham's famed downhill runs and Dinner Plain's cross-country skiing.

Visit Omeo at Easter time for a weekend of equine activity, with the Omeo Rodeo and the Geebung Polo match both taking place.

Omeo is 400 kilometres from Melbourne, or about four hours and forty minutes by car along the M1, the A1 and the Great Alpine Road.


Omeo: 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 21.1K from Omeo

Omeo: Events

Dinner Plain Geebung Polo Match

Come and cheer on your team as the country-based Geebung team take on the city slickers in the Cuff 'n' Collar team for their 27th year in the Dinner Plain Geebung Polo Match. The day also includes live entertainment, food and wine stalls, field games, fashions on the field and an Easter egg drop from a helicopter.

The polo match is an entertaining re-enactment of Banjo Patterson's famous poem 'The Geebung Polo Club' whereby the high country cattleman play against the city slickers. This historic event is getting bigger every year so don't miss out on a great day in the high country.

Do not forget the Dinner Plain Easter Festival all weekend and the Omeo Rodeo on Easter Saturday.

Event Dates
      16th Apr

2699 Great Alpine Road
Cobungra, VIC, 3898

Located 19.0K from Omeo

Omeo: Travel Tips

Omeo Region Visitor Information Centre

Set high in the Great Dividing Range, the Omeo Region is one of Victoria's best keep secrets where you can lose yourself in the experience.

Whether it's the history of the high country, the promise of adventure, the wide open spaces and big sky, the magic of nature or the wonders of a white winter that attracts you, the Omeo Region has it all.

Feast your eyes on beautiful spellbinding vistas, fish or swim in the crystal clear rivers and High Country streams swirling from the mountain crevices, or merely laze away the day on the river bank with a picnic.

Shhhh, listen to the sounds of the bush, watch the wildflowers sway in the gentle breeze as the wild brumbies gallop past and keep an eye out for the wildlife as you take an alpine walk.

Absorb yourself in Australian folklore and local history as you recall the excitement of the gold mining era and explore historic huts, relics and ghost towns. See where the mountain cattlemen of old ran their stock and penned some of Australia's best known poems.

179 Day Avenue,
Omeo Business Centre
Omeo, VIC, 3898

Located 0.8K from Omeo

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