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In and around Wangaratta

Situated at the juction of the Ovens and King Rivers and less than two and a half hours drive from Melbourne, Wangaratta is the ideal destination as a base for touring North East Victoria. It's also great for hospital or medical appointments, and to find a lovely country weekender!

North East Victoria is famous for the outstanding attractions in the region. These include:

  • Wineries
  • Snow skiing
  • Water sports
  • Milawa Gourmet Region
  • Trout fishing
  • Cycling on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
  • Golfing
  • Bush walking
  • Winton Motor Raceway, and
  • The Ned Kelly legend

which are all within easy driving distance of Wangaratta. More information on selected attractions is provided below.

Tandoori Paradise Restaurant

Neighbouring the Ryley Motor Inn is the very popular Tandoori Paradise restaurant. Be sure to experience great Indian food just metres from your door during your stay with us. They can even deliver to your room.

Charge back arrangements operate with the Tandoori & many other local restaurants.

Winton Motor Raceway

Winton Motor Raceway

Winton is a 15 minute drive from the Ryley Motor Inn, near Benalla. This raceway hosts V8 Supercars & many other race meetings all year round.

Visit the website.

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Fully-sealed bicycle path commences in Wangaratta & takes a route via the picturesque Ovens Valley - 97km to Bright (15km side link to historic Beechworth).

Visit the website.

Ski Resorts & Alpine Activities

Ski Resorts & Alpine Activities

 

Mt. Buffalo is a 1 hour drive & Falls Creek & Mt. Hotham approx a 2 hour drive
Ski, walk, horse ride, mountain bike, hang glide, paraglide, abseil & rock climb in our magnificent Alpine National Parks.

Great Alpine Road Scenic Route

Great Alpine Road Scenic Route

 

Commencing in Wangaratta, 306km of fully-sealed all weather road travels east crossing Victoria's highest alps, magnificent natural scenery, descending to Bairnsdale gateway to the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

Visit the website.

Glenrowan

Glenrowan

 

Take the 10 to 15 min drive to Glenrowan and visit the historic Ned Kelly siege site, museums & the orchards in the foothills of Warby Ranges.
While you're there visit the Wineries - Morrison's, Auldstone and Bailey's Winery & Cafe.

Beechworth, Yackandandah, Chiltern

Beechworth, Yackandandah, Chiltern

 

All approx a 30 minute drive. Visit the historic towns of the 1850s gold rush, the famous Beechworth Bakery, antique shops, galleries, craft & historic relics. The Beechworth Gaol and La Trobe gardens. Amulet Vineyard is just one of the many wineries in and around Beechworth – there are about 30 in total for you to enjoy.
Opera in the Alps is held every January in a magnificent setting.

Lake Mulwala & River Murray

Lake Mulwala & River Murray

 

45 minute drive to Beautiful lake Mulwala where you can enjoy water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boats, fishing & tourist boat cruises.

Milawa Gourmet Region

Milawa Gourmet Region

 

15 minute drive from the Ryley Motor Inn.

The famous Brown Brothers and 10 other wineries, plus Milawa Cheese Factory, several restaurants, Milawa Mustards, olives, honey, nuts, berries & more.

Visit the website.

King Valley Wine Region

King Valley Wine Region

Vibrant Italian community with over 14 wineries, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range; Adrenalin White-water Rafting in the King River.
The famous La Dolce Vita festival is held here annually in November.

Visit the website.

Rutherglen Wine Region

Rutherglen Wine Region

About a 30 minute drive from here is the home of the well known Parker Pies! Also featuring 20 wineries, some now 6th generation of the same family producing world renowned Muscat & Tokay, the historic castle & cellar door of All Saints Winery and venue for the famous Winery Walkabout Festival annually on the Queen's Birthday weekend.

Wangaratta - home to Australia's no. 1 Jazz Festival

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & BluesThe Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is the biggest and best Jazz Festival in Australia! Held on the weekend just prior to the Melbourne Cup each year, you are sure to find something appealing at this great event.

The Wangaratta festival of Jazz & Blues features national and international artists and includes workshops, master classes and special events throughout the region.

All accommodation in town is usually booked out well before this weekend, so be sure to book with us early.

Visit the Jazz Festival website for information about the event.

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

With an amazing selection of performances and an in-house cafe, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre offers something for everybody...drama, musical comedy, classical music, opera, stand up comedy & dance

Vist the website

Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

This exquisite small gallery offers local, regional and visiting community a unique experience. Featuring exhibitions from touring and regional artists, public programs, lectures, forums, talks and schools programs.

Visit the Wangaratta web site for more.

Bright

Bright

 

 

Visit Bright approx 1 hour from the Ryley Motor Inn. Enjoy the Historic Alpine Hotel, Art Gallery, Town Tour, local lookouts and Gold panning. The Bright Berry farm and the spectacular Bright Autumn Festival.

Rural City of Wangaratta

Rural City of Wangaratta

 

For all information regarding Wangaratta visit the Rural City of Wangaratta web site.

Tourist Information Centre

Wangaratta Tourist Information Centre

 

For a comprehensive range of information regarding Wangaratta, local events and what's on in the area visit this web site.

Jubilee Golf Club

Jubilee Golf Club

 

Visit the website: www.jubileegolfclub.com.au
Jubilee Golf Club Wangaratta is a challenging 18 hole championship course. It's playable all year round and borders the Warby Ovens National Park in North Eastern Victoria.

Wangaratta Golf Club

Wangaratta Golf Club

Visit the website: www.golfwangaratta.com.au
Gentle undulating 18 hole course, just 4 kilometres from the city centre.

Lake William Hovell

Lake William HovellLake William Hovell provides a vast recreational area for fishing and boating. The entrance to the Alpine National Park is at the southern section of the Lake. Discover the countless tracks for four-wheel driving, fishing spots, walking and bike mountain trails.

Paradise Falls

Paradise FallsParadise Falls is in the Alpine National Park outside of Cheshunt and is well worth the visit. The viewing platform is a stepped track of about 500m in length. The track leads down to underneath the falls where you can walk under the cliff face behind these falls.

Power's Lookout

Power's LookoutIt is said that this lookout was a vantage point for bushranger Harry Power to view approaching troopers during his period of notoriety in the north-east in the 1860s. The views of the Upper King Valley & the Alpine National Park are amazing. A walking track with a series of steep ladders provides the opportunity to climb to a viewing point at the most northern point of this rocky outcrop.

Brookfield Maze

Brookfield MazeBrookfield Maze is a traditional puzzle hedge maze, the object being to find the centre of the maze where there is a viewing platform.