An extensive river system, which includes the Ovens and King Rivers, winds through a sprinkling of townships that dot the valleys and plains, like hundreds and thousands, meeting at Wangaratta. The city of Wangaratta is the hub and the largest urban centre in the district. This region with spectacular scenery is well known for wine and gourmet food. It is also a gateway to Victoria's ski fields and numerous national parks. It is a beautiful drive south along the Great Alpine Road, and definitely worth exploring.
Wangaratta is a proud city with some magnificent old buildings such as the Grand Central Hotel, The Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, St Patrick's Church and the Old Post Office. The Ovens River, although not particularly wide, provides shaded walks and grassy banks and river beaches.
Wangaratta is an ideal base for exploring Victoria's High Country including Warby Range State Park, Mount Buffalo and Chiltern-Mount Pilot. Glenrowan, to the south-west, has several main attractions linked to the legend of Ned Kelly, including Kellyworld Animated Theatre and Kate's Cottage and Museum. Eldorado which is only 20km away is an interesting old gold town which has the largest gold dredge in the Southern Hemisphere. As well as being able to make good use of the many scenic roads leading to quaint townships and natural attractions, such as Powers Lookout and Paradise Falls in the King Valley. Within this plentiful region you can find many wineries, gourmet foods, fishing, skiing at Falls Creek or Mount Hotham, hiking, bushwalks and so much more. Not only is it a nature lovers paradise it is always a fantastic place for all food lovers to come and enjoy!
From the great outdoors to just kicking back and relaxing as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere that makes up this bustling region, you are sure to find the holiday you are searching for at Wangaratta. Base yourself here for your next big snow skiing holidays in Bright or Mount Beauty, explore the Murray River and all its attractions, wander the beautiful streets and enjoy the many cafes and boutiques and come night time curl up in your excellent accommodation, including hotels, well appointed motels, apartments, caravan parks, B&B's and cabins.
There is something for everyone here, so start organising your trip away to Wangaratta so that the whole family can experience a Victorian holiday at its very best.