A REMOTE COUNTRY PROPERTY
Payne’s Hut is located just over the mountains in North East Victoria, Australia, 2.5 hours drive from Albury, 6.5 hours drive from Melbourne and approximately 12 hours from Sydney.
Location Address: Fitzgeralds Road (formerly Shannonvale Rd), Glen Valley, Victoria 3898, Australia.
GETTING TO PAYNE’S HUT
Please print these directions for your easy journey to Payne’s Hut as some smartphone GPSs and street directories are inaccurate. There is little or no mobile reception for the last 15 minutes of your journey.
Note: the final kilometres of the drive to Payne’s Hut is quite winding and if you’re prone to car sickness, you may wish to pack travel sickness tablets. The scenery often works as a distraction, as you climb into the Alpine region.
The stars will be shining brightly, but bring your torch for the path!
Please note: approximately early June to October the Bogong High Plains Road is closed. Around these dates, contact Vic Roads or call us to check it is open. More than likely through this time, you’ll travel to us via Albury, Mount Hotham (tyre chains may required) or Omeo.
LAST PETROL STOPS
Omeo (46km to Payne’s Hut)
Mt Beauty (72km)
Mitta Mitta (75km)
BY CAR FROM FALLS CREEK
From Falls Creek, drive Bogong High Plains Road 38.4 km then at the end, turn left on Omeo Highway. (25.5km from Falls Creek you’ll see the Trapyard Flat sign, keep on going!)
After 2.5km turn left onto Fitzgeralds Rd. (You’ll see roadside letterboxes and the sign to Fitzgeralds Road on the right side, pointing left towards Payne’s Hut.)
After 2.9km on the right you will see the Payne’s Hut sign, turn right at the sign and come on in for a cuppa!
BY CAR FROM OMEO (1 HOUR)
From Omeo, drive Omeo Highway for 40.9km.
Look out for roadside letterboxes and the sign to Fitzgeralds Road on the right side, pointing left towards Payne’s Hut.
Turn left onto Fitzgeralds Rd.
After 2.9km you will see the Payne’s Hut sign on the right, turn right at the sign and come on in!
(38.4km from Omeo you will see the turn off to Bogong High Plains Road on your left – keep on driving passed, keep on the Omeo Hwy!)
BY CAR FROM ALBURY-WODONGA VIA MITTA MITTA (3 HOURS)
From Albury, head along the Murray Valley Hwy/B400 for 34.8km, heading to Huon
Turn right onto Kiewa E Rd, travel 550 m
Turn left onto Lockharts Gap Rd, travel 24.2 km
Turn right onto Omeo Hwy travel 79.6km. You’ll pass Mitta Mitta (the pub and General Store are worth a stop!), lovely national park camp grounds aside the river for a picnic, up and over Glen Wills, through Glen Valley, over the Mitta River and then start looking out for the roadside letterboxes and sign to Fitzgeralds Road on the left, pointing right toward Payne’s Hut.
Turn right onto Fitzgeralds Rd.
BY CAR FROM ALBURY-WODONGA VIA MT BEAUTY
You can also come from Albury-Wodonga via Mt Beauty though please note: approximately early June to October the Bogong High Plains Road is closed. Around these dates, contact Vic Roads or call us to check it is open. Otherwise, you’ll travel to us via Mitta Mitta or Mount Hotham.
BY CAR FROM SYDNEY
It’s a 12 hour drive from Sydney (with stops). Follow the M1 south and overnight in Albury or Wodonga, wake up refreshed and head toward Mitta Mitta.
NAVIGATION (EXCEPT THE FINAL 4KMS)
For Google Map details, click here though the final 4km’s are incorrect (we’re working on getting on the map!).
Arrive in style by flying into Albury or Mt Hotham Airport then organising transport to Payne’s Hut or perhaps arrive by helicopter (let us know in advance so we can mow the landing paddock).
EXPERIENCES FROM MELBOURNE
Sam Miranda Winery, Oxley – A relaxing Australian bush setting complete with fine dining and wines. Often very quiet through the weekdays. Enjoy a bush setting to yourself while sipping a beautiful wine or coffee.
King River Cafe, Oxley – This might become a regular restaurant. A wide menu full of delicious lunches, dinners, and desserts. Walk in, order a plate of roesti. Enjoy!
Milawa Cheese Factory, Milawa – Sample a wide range of cheeses, browse local produce, sit down for a casual lunch or enjoy a cuppa and something sweet. Often in Winter the fire is going. Lovely atmosphere.
Red Ramia, Myrtleford – Sitting in the shadows of the beautifully monolithic granite cliff faces of Mt Buffalo, Myrtleford’s Red Ramia Trading is famous for its cafe and antiques. Designing, renovating, building or looking for that elusive gift?…you’ll find it.
Ginger Baker Wine Bar & Cafe, Bright – Positioned alongside the gorgeous Ovens River, Ginger Baker Wine & Food enjoys a prime location set amongst a backdrop that includes natural waterfalls, towering elm trees, and a surprisingly eclectic exterior.
EXPERIENCES VIA MT BEAUTY
Skafferi Café & Produce Store – (Swedish for ‘stream’ and ‘pantry’) features produce from local award winning producers and winemakers, complemented by a Swedish twist.
Mt Beauty Bakery is full of wide selection of lunch options and treats.
EXPERIENCES FROM ALBURY VIA MT BEAUTY
Ceccanti – Kiewa Valley Wines – A family owned vineyard, winery and cellar door. The setting is natural Australian bush with the cellar door attached to the winery. Prepare yourself for a Tuscan treat, they love food as much as they love wine!
EXPERIENCES FROM ALBURY VIA MITTA MITTA
Mitta Pub (formerly the Laurel Hotel) is one of the North Easts true iconic watering holes.
Relax, you’re nearly here.