It’s a unique drive, often with native animals such as emus and kangaroos seen and as you approach the highest point of the Alpine Way, at Dead Horse Gap, at around 1600 metres altitude, brumbies can often be seen on and beside the road. The whole of the Alpine Way, like most forested, mountain roads, should be driven with care and unhurried. Allow at least a couple of hours for the trip and stop off to explore the campgrounds, rivers and creeks and soak in the wilderness feeling, that we don’t often get by arriving somewhere by car! It’s a sealed, narrow road with some very tight corners and is unsuitable for caravans. There have been caravans on the road when we’ve gone through and the longer the caravan, the more difficulty you can get yourself and others into.