Once a rest stop for diggers heading for the goldfields of the Buckland Valley and Morse’s Creek, Gapsted is today a small community of farms nestled at the foot of the Stanley Range just a few minutes’ drive from Myrtleford. Here the fertile soils produce fat beef and dairy cows, grapes, berries, vegetables and nuts......
Taylor’s Gap on the Great Alpine Road at Gapsted marks a grand gateway to the Alpine Shire and the sublime beauty of the Ovens Valley with its vistas to Mount Buffalo and beyond. The 10km downhill stretch of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from here to Myrtleford is also one of the prettiest and most exhilarating rides of the entire route between Wangaratta and Bright.
In spring, dozens of species of native orchids and other wildflowers light up the surrounding countryside.
- Visit the farm gate of one of Australia’s oldest walnut farms, the Valley Nut Grove.
- Ride the Rail Trail or drive to the award-winning Gapsted Winery for an alfresco lunch and cellar door tasting.