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My family & I are off to see the snow for the first time. Group includes kids & adults spread across 3 vehicles (jk & 2 sedans). We will be based in Bright Victoria. After any advice/thoughts on places to visit ie: fishing, make snow angles (not eat yellow snow), views &/or exploring. Note serious 4wding is out due to the vehicle group. Also after any suggestions re vehicle preparation ie: do I need to put antifreeze in the vehicles

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Just to add a bit more info. Looking to take my father in law fishing. While catching something would be awsome, its more about the experience for him & my kids and him reminiscing on how he used to do this with his dad (since passed) in Scotland when he was young

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Where are you actually planning on heading above the snow line?
Inside or Outside the Alpine Resorts (Hotham, Falls).

Inside, you wont find any snow wheeling, and you will need to carry chains by law, outside you can drive on any of the tracks which are open (If I remember correctly, most are shut for winter). As for just visiting the snow, your vehicles will already be running an antifreeze/anti boil coolant in them and you will be fine.

If you are running a diesel, try and fill your tank up locally (in bright) so you have alpine diesel, wont coagulate in the lines. Or you can get an additive from your auto parts store, or heater oil does the trick.

As for fishing, that is trout territory, and trout season is closed.
The maps are at the bottom of this link:
http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fishing-a...on-regulations
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My family & I are off to see the snow for the first time. Group includes kids & adults spread across 3 vehicles (jk & 2 sedans). We will be based in Bright Victoria. After any advice/thoughts on places to visit ie: fishing, make snow angles (not eat yellow snow), views &/or exploring. Note serious 4wding is out due to the vehicle group. Also after any suggestions re vehicle preparation ie: do I need to put antifreeze in the vehicles

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If only wanting to see the snow, You could do a day trip to Mt Buffalo.
Serious 4WDing is out because the tracks are closed.
Probably the only trout fishing will be at a trout farm, I think the lake Hume one is still open.
You will need antifreeze (coolant) in all cars.
Snow chains are a must have.
Good batteries in all cars is a must.
Remember its Bloody cold & wet! Need lots of warm clothes to change into before the drive back down the mountain.
Gloves are a must. Warm hats as well.
If you wish to do down hill skying (cross country is just hard work & boring unless you are experienced) take day trips to Mt Hotham. If you wish to save all the travel drama (chains etc), take the day bus from Bright to Hotham. Everything is very expensive up the mountain.
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Thanks for advice. Only looking to see touch and walk in snow as have never seen it (39 years old). Due to novice nature after entry level stuff ie viewing places and any hidden gems anyone is willing to share

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Thanks for advice. Only looking to see touch and walk in snow as have never seen it (39 years old). Due to novice nature after entry level stuff ie viewing places and any hidden gems anyone is willing to share

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Buffalo would be your best bet, won't have to deal with the resorts, entry, $$$ etc etc etc
Check with local Parks Vic rangers that there is snow up top, currently there is plenty!
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Will check out buffalo. Thanks

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Bright is one the most beautiful places in the country.

The Geat Alpine Rd up and over Mt Hotham has a camera at each end of the resort. After passing the first automated rego checking camera on the way up the mountain yu have 45 minutes to pass the 2nd camera exiting the resort or youo have to buy a day pass. You can get a fine for"stopping in a no standing zone" if you don't, (I got one last year whilst parked at the Blue Rag Trig point but that's a story for another day).
The trick is to drive straight through Mt Hotham resort and head a few Km down the road to Dinner Plain. Heaps of snow to play in and some great sight seeing to be had.

If you want to do some fishing, head through Porepunkah and into the Buckland Valley, plenty of spots to stop and go fishing in the river.
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Bright is one the most beautiful places in the country.

The Geat Alpine Rd up and over Mt Hotham has a camera at each end of the resort. After passing the first automated rego checking camera on the way up the mountain yu have 45 minutes to pass the 2nd camera exiting the resort or youo have to buy a day pass. You can get a fine for"stopping in a no standing zone" if you don't, (I got one last year whilst parked at the Blue Rag Trig point but that's a story for another day).
The trick is to drive straight through Mt Hotham resort and head a few Km down the road to Dinner Plain. Heaps of snow to play in and some great sight seeing to be had.

If you want to do some fishing, head through Porepunkah and into the Buckland Valley, plenty of spots to stop and go fishing in the river.
Awesome advice, thanks timbotrog.

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