Alpine Shire Visitor Information
The community of Alpine Shire is a Local Government Area in the state of Victoria and it is located some 300 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, the state capital. It was formed in November 1994 following the merging of the Shires of Bright, Myrtleford, Omeo, Oxley, Yackandandah, and parts of the United Shire of Beechworth. The shire, with its estimated population of well over 12,700 residents, covers a land area of 4,839 square kilometres.
The community of Alpine Shire, which considers the town of Bright as its Council Seat, is surrounded by the Local Government Areas of East Gippsland, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta, and Wellington. Aside from Bright, it is composed of 14 other towns: Barwidgee, Dederang, Dinner Plain, Eurobin, Harrietville, Kancoona, Mount Beauty, Myrtleford, Ovens, Porepunkah, Rosewhite, Tawonga, Tawonga South, and Wandiligong.
Thanks to its geographical and historical significance, Alpine Shire has several enjoyable places and interesting institutions to visit and learn from:
Families, couples, or individuals can spend the day in some of Alpine Shire's parks and playgrounds for fun or simply a relaxing getaway. Facilities that have been made available to the community include the Adventure Playground, Alpine Park Playground, Bicentennial Park, Bright Recreation Reserve Playground, Bright Skate Park, Cundy Park Playground, Cundy Park Skate Park, Dederang Recreation Reserve Playground, Howitt Park Adventure Playground, Lions Park Playground, Marconi Park Playground, Mount Beauty BMX Track, Mount Beauty Skate Park, North Mount Beauty Park Playground, Riverside Park Playground, Rotary Park Playground, Scout Hall Park, Swinburne Reserve Playground, Tavare Park Playground, and Tawonga Playground.
Local and visiting tourists who want to know more about Alpine Shire's culture and history can drop by some of the community's museums. These include the Bright and District Historical Society, Bright RSL Sub-Branch Museum, Harrietville Museum, and Kiewa Valley Historical Society.
Since Alpine Shire surrounds some of Victoria's major ski resorts, it is also a popular skiing destination for the sport's enthusiasts.