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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.




6881 Great Alpine Road
Swifts Creek, VIC, 3896

Located 1.7K from Swifts Creek

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