Our Town

Quick facts

Population approximately 2,500 including Mt. Beauty and the bordering areas of Tawonga South and Tawonga.

344 kilometres north-east of Melbourne.

Nestled at the foot of Victoria's highest mountain, Mount Bogong, in the fertile Kiewa Valley.

Initially developed in 1949 to house workers during construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric scheme. The hydroelectric scheme has recently expanded with the development of the new Bogong Power Station.

Local Attractions

Living up to its name, Mount Beauty has many scenic highlights and enjoyable attractions both in and around the township. Mount Beauty now prospers as a popular tourist destination with much to offer -

  • for skiers, Falls Creek is just a short drive away.
  • horse riding on the High Plains with an experienced guide
  • mountain biking along bush tracks
  • tranquil fishing in clear mountain streams and in the Kiewa River
  • bushwalking in the Alpine National Park
  • sample the premium vintages of one of the region's fine 'cold climate' wineries
  • experience the thrill of canoeing, rafting, rock climbing or abseiling on a guided adventure tour
  • 'Pick your own' fresh produce at local orchards.


Mount Beauty Music Festival - April
Kangaroo Hoppet XC Ski Race - August
National Mountain Bike Championships - January-March

To find out more about Mount Beauty and District click here.