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