North East Tourist News

King Valley

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THE King Valley is stunningly picturesqu­e and rich with history including Aboriginal occupation, bushrangin­g activities by Harry Power and the Kelly Gang and 19th century Chinese and 20th century Italian immigrants.

The goldfields drew the Chinese immigrants to Australia, with many of them making their way to the King Valley when the gold was exhausted.

These men and women brought skills as market gardeners, tobacco growers and merchants and Italian migrants arrived in the region in the 1940s and 1950s, growing tobacco alongside their Chinese counterpar­ts.

Of course it was not long before the potential to produce European wine varietals was realised and today the wine offerings that come from the King Valley are known throughout Australia and overseas.

The breathtaki­ng beauty of the King Valley with the Victorian Alps as a backdrop is a good enough reason to visit, but the food and wine trail is something else to behold.

From country pubs and cafes to the wineries and breweries who offer picnic platters or restaurant fare, a weekend in the King Valley simply won’t be enough and you’ll find yourself drawn back to the area time and time again.

The Alpine National Park and Lake William Hovell are nearby and offer fishing, swimming, picnics, bushwalkin­g, lookouts and much more so take out your map and plan your road trip to the King Valley.

 ?? PHOTO: Laura Cooke Photograph­y ?? BOTTOMS UP: After a day exploring the picturesqu­e countrysid­e, pop into one of the wineries or breweries for a thirst quencher.
PHOTO: Laura Cooke Photograph­y BOTTOMS UP: After a day exploring the picturesqu­e countrysid­e, pop into one of the wineries or breweries for a thirst quencher.

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