In December 2012, an avid cyclist friend and I went to the countryside northeast of Melbourne to cycle a section of the Murray to the Mountains rail trail. This trail is over 100 km of sealed off-road trails linking the towns of Milawa, Wangaratta, Beechworth, Rutherglen, and Bright. We concluded the day’s bicycle ride at Bright which is close to Mount Hotham, and did a drive to the top of Mount Hotham to catch sunset. Rising to 1861m, Mount Hotham is the highest altitude mountain in Victoria for skiing. Popular and busy in winter, Mount Hotham is very quiet in summer but it still offers spectacular scenery of the alpine countryside. After an overnight stay in the town of Bright, the next day we went up Mount Buffalo National Park nearby and walked to Ladies Bath Falls.

The above gallery presents the HDR images photographed during this visit to Mount Hotham (about 390km from Melbourne), Mount Buffalo National Park (about 341km from Melbourne) and the beautiful Ladies Bath Falls.

Thank you Sean for doing this very long road trip to the countryside.

Scenery in HDR – part 5