The Victorian High Country has something to offer all year round. Situated conveniently just over an hour or two away from Melbourne, you can experience snow in the winter or enjoy challenging 4WD tracks in the summer.

What do Mansfield, Mt Buller and Merrijig all have in common? They all offer High Country adventures somewhat close to home, making them perfect locations for a weekend getaway. This region is known for is winter snow and its summer sunshine, and offers plenty of adventures for young and old.

Exploring the Victorian High Country

The High Country is popular with campers, skiers and 4WD enthusiasts. Many of the tracks in this region are not for beginners, so careful planning should be undertaken before embarking on your adventure. The Mount Buller – Mount Stirling Loop is a great 4WD track, rated at medium difficulty. Taking you 68km from near the Mount Buller summit to Sawmill Settlement, the drive offers spectacular views from Craigs Hut and Mt Stirling. Due to inclement weather in winter, this track is closed from 1 May to 30 November each year. The best time to take on this track is coming soon; the conditions are perfect from spring through to autumn.

If you’re planning to spend a few days in this picturesque region, you have several camping options. These include the Carters Mill Camping Area, Craigs Hut Camping Area, Howqua Gap Hut Camping Area, King Hut Camping Area and Pineapple Flat Camping Area. Sheepyard Flat is another popular camping spot. Look out for the signs on the way to Merrijig.

Victorian High country wild life

If you’re taking on the trails in the High Country, Mansfield is a great place to explore and fuel up. The small town offers numerous dining options, including the popular Social Bandit Brewing Company, which offers locally brewed beer and gourmet pizzas.

The region is also known for its huge variety of wildlife, including native animals and birds. When driving along the country roads in the High Country, it’s important to watch out for kangaroos, wombats and deer.

The Victorian High Country is known for its peaceful campsites, spectacular scenery and challenging walking, horseriding and 4WD trails. Pack your camper and plan your adventure today!


Now that you have the correct tools and equipment, you need to make sure your camper is in excellent condition. Inspect the batteries, gas connection, interior and exterior lights, taps, wiring, and anything that you might need in your travel. In case of emergencies, also ensure the working conditions of your backup generator or batteries.

Don’t forget to inspect both interior and exterior features of your camper, even the mesh screens, hinges, and poles. Checking the condition of your camper may show maintenance issues, but knowing these before traveling will save you a lot of trouble.


A Hybrid camper could be what you need to add more adventure to your weekends, contact the SWAG Camper Trailers team today. We’d be happy to help and answer any enquiries you have about our Campers, Hybrids and Caravans.