Tuesday Travels . . . .The Great Alpine Road Part 2


Continuing on our trip over the Great Alpine Road one of the memorable things about the trip is the amazing Australian bush and its ability to regenerate after bushfires.  It is several years now since the terrible fires that went through the Alpine region and you can clearly see how the bush has come back to life.

Mountain AshThe last time we visited the Mt Hotham region the snow gums looked like coral as they had been burnt and were bleached white.  The snow gums have regenerated but you can still see remnants of the white parts which will eventually be covered over.  Unfortunately the Mountain Ash will remain like in the picture until they rot and fall down.

remants of bushfire scarred vegetationThe view from the top of the range is magnificent.

From the top of the rangeOn the left of the photo above you can see the bleached snow gums.  The have regenerated from the lignotubers.information mapIf you click on the panorama map you can see it in more detail.

After crossing Mount Hotham you descend towards Harrietville, Bright, Yackandandah and on to the Rutherglen wine region.

Pfeiffers wineryWe visited several wineries and one of our favourites was Pfeiffer’s. Many, many years ago had a memorable lunch on the bridge at Pfeifferr’s.  We revisited and took nostalgic photos.

If you get the chance you should travel the Great Alpine Road at any time during the year except winter but the best time is definitely autumn.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    Such a beautiful area and what dramatic photos. I love the Great Alpine Road and have traveled up there many times.

    1. suth2 says:

      This was only the third time I have done this trip. I hope I get the chance to do it a few more times now that we are retired.

      1. Miriam says:

        I’m sure you will. Enjoy. 🙂

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