It is the quintessential Australian holiday retreat, made famous in the film The Castle. Bonnie Doon's main attraction is Lake Eildon. And - of course - all that serenity. Words and Pictures: Justin McManus
You've seen the advertisements: A picture-perfect family, dressed in designer ski gear.
Sue Wallace soaks it all up at Boynton's Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah.
Sue Wallace is deep in Ned Kelly territory at the Miller's Hill B&B at Glenrowan.
Robert Upe checks into a riverside log cabin in mountain country.
A hike in Alpine National Park takes in wildflowers and history, writes Melanie Ball.
Nina Rousseau soaks up the general excellence at a riverside hideaway in Eurobin.
Robert Upe warms his toes in front of the fire at Peppers Rundells Alpine Lodge, Dinner Plain.
Not just for skiing, Victoria's north-eastern corner features scenic mountains and lakes perfect for hiking, cycling or scenic driving. Fuel up on locally produced food and there's also some great wineries.