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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 in the beautiful Tambo Valley features work from local artists: painting, sculpture, photography, fibre arts, printmaking, woodwork and much more.

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

The Great Alpine Gallery opened in October 1998 by artists living in the Omeo and Swifts Creek area of East Gippsland. The Gallery aims to promote the diverse range of artistic talent of the area and to foster creativity inspired by the beautiful environment for the benefit of the whole community.

The Gallery is a non-profit organisation staffed entirely by volunteers, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30am - 3:30pm.

For information on upcoming exhibition and events, find The Great Alpine Gallery on www.greatalpinegallery.org.au or Facebook.

6883 Great Alpine Road
Swifts Creek, VIC, 3896

Located 16.0K from Ensay

Ensay: Events

Great Alpine Arts Trail

The Great Alpine Gallery is once again opening up the Great Alpine Road to a feast of arts, crafts, artisans and food for the weekend of 5 and 6 May, 2018. Explore one of Victoria's most famous touring routes and discover the hidden creative gems in this delightful valley.

What a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend. Drive up the iconic Great Alpine Road from Ensay to Omeo, stopping on the way to visit artists open studios, browse through gorgeous artwork and crafts in a variety of galleries, and check out crafts and arts market stalls.

Stop at the local pubs and cafes serving mouth-watering meals featuring local produce, enjoy some wine tasting along the way, all in the spectacular Tambo Valley and High Country. Why not stay overnight at one of the many accommodation places?

Event Dates
      5th May
      6th May

6881 Great Alpine Road
Swifts Creek, VIC, 3896

Located 16.0K from Ensay

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