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Swifts Creek

Swifts Creek is a small, saw-milling town on the Tambo River. It is one of a series of historic villages in the Victorian high country and is on the Great Alpine Road section of the Omeo Highway.

The town is ideal for tourists who want to stop a while and bask in the mountain scenery of alpine streams cutting through majestic gums and mountain ash, try their hand at a little fly fishing or explore the old goldfields.

Centrepiece of the town is the bakery whose nineteenth century, wood-fired oven produces scrumptious fresh bread, pastries and cakes every day.

Tambo Valley is at its best in the autumn when the hills and river banks are draped in their rich gold and rust-red colours.

The nearby, high plains town of Omeo has retained its historic character through such buildings as the log gaol and old courthouse, despite being ravaged by earthquakes in 1885 and 1892 and the Black Friday bushfires of 1939.

Swifts Creek: 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.




Great Alpine Rd
Swifts Creek, VIC, 3896

Located 2.2K from Swifts Creek

Swifts Creek: Events

The Great Alpine Art lover's feast


Come along to the The Great Alpine Gallery and art lover's feast to enjoy a series of artist workshops along Gippsland's Great Alpine Road.

Explore the breathtaking Tambo Valley, visit artists in their handmade studios and indulge in local food and wine at the art lovers feast at Ensay Winery.




5094 Great Alpine Road
Ensay, VIC, 3895

Located 17.4K from Swifts Creek

Swifts Creek: 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.

Have a beer with the locals by the open fire at a local pub or meander around one of the many galleries, bookshops or wineries. Enjoy some old fashioned high country hospitality with good food and great coffee or stop by the country horse racing to back a winner.




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

Located 19.7K from Swifts Creek

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