North East Tourist News
A productive, beautiful area
WINE, produce and gourmet food are well known in Mt Beauty.
Mt Beauty is separated from the small township of Tawonga South by the Kiewa River, the two sitting at the base of the state’s highest mountain - Mount Bogong.
There are a number of wineries in the area who specialise in premium cool climate wines such as Pinot Noir and Tuscan grape varieties and there is even a craft brewery for visitors who prefer hops to grapes.
Local cafes and restaurants offer gourmet home-style cooking, pizza, steak, seafood and poultry options but if that sounds a bit fancy, there is also a tavern and a hotel which offer pub classics alongside standard and boutique beer, wine, cocktails or cider.
Established in the 1940s, Mount Beauty was originally a base for workers on the Kiewa-Hydro Electric Scheme, but is now known as a popular tourist town due to its close proximity to the Falls Creek, Mt Buffalo and Mount Hotham skiing resorts.
While many use Mt Beauty as an off-mountain accommodation option during the snow season, visiting any other time of the year is just as worthwhile with the Kiewa River and pondage area offering entertainment and tranquillity.
The main streets of Hollands Street and Kiewa Crescent offer supermarket and specialty shopping options and the local Post Office will give the kids a chance to send a postcard to their grandparents or friends.