Beautiful location by the mighty Macalister...
Licola is located approximately 242 kilometeres from Melbourne. It is incredibly unique being the only privately owned town in the state, purchased entirely by the Lions Club of Victoria. The town currently has a population of 29 and to this day generates it's own power and pumps and treats it's own water.
The town's main industries are tourism, logging and farming. Surrounding farmland supports predominantly beef cattle and sheep is owned and worked by families many of which have descended from the early settlers and have lived and loved the area for generations.
High Country Experience...
Tourists flock to Licola regularly to experience it's beauty and many high country activities and experiences. Ample accomodation is available within the town itself at both the General Store and Caravan Park and the Lions Wilderness Village. Food and drinks, a bottleshop, supplies and items of interest can be picked up at the General Store. Just next door on the banks of the Macalister river there is a free undercover BBQ area and Parks Victoria boasts a fabulous display depicting experiences not to be missed in the Alpine National Park.
At the right time of year and conditions permitting visitors can also drive from Licola straight over the top of the mountains to Mansfield.
The official entrance to the Alpine National Park is only a few minutes drive further on from Licola up the Tamboritha Road. The Park is a popular destination for holiday makers and recreational users and provides many picturesque and well maintained camp sites along the river with toilet facilities and picnic tables available. What better way to relax, get into nature and get away from it all!
Must see & Do...
Fun activities for all at Lions Wilderness Village, www.licola.org.au
Lake Tali Karng, indigenous sacred site, see www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
Cattlemen's Huts: Gantner's Hut, Guy's Hut, Michael's Hut, Kelly's Hut, Howitt Hut.
The "Loo with a View" at Gantner's Hut.
The many recreational activities the Alpine National Park has to offer including, camping, fourwheel driving, hiking and bushwalking, horseriding, canoeing, hunting, fishing.