Ned Kelly statue, Ken Stepnell / Explore Australia Publishing

Population 324

Glenrowan is a town well known to most Victorians as the site of Ned Kelly's final showdown with the police in 1880. Most of the attractions in Glenrowan revolve around the legends surrounding Kelly's life – a giant statue of Kelly himself towers over shops in Gladstone Street. Almost as legendary as Ned Kelly are the numerous wineries and fruit orchards in the area.

Visitor Information

Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre, 100 Murphy St, Wangaratta; 1800 801 065

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In Town

Kate's Cottage Museum: with an extensive collection of Kelly memorabilia as well as a replica of the Kelly homestead and blacksmith shop; Gladstone St.

Cobb & Co Museum: an underground museum featuring notorious stories of Kelly and other bushrangers; Gladstone St.

Kellyland: a computer-animated show of Kelly's capture; Gladstone St.

Kelly Gang Siege Site Walk: discover the sites and history that led to the famous siege on this self-guide walk (brochure available).

Wine and produce outlets: over 22 local wines are offered for tastings and sales at the Buffalo Mountain Wine Centre; Gladstone St. Gourmet jams and fruit products are also available at Smiths Orchard and The Big Cherry; Warby Range Rd.

White Cottage Herb Garden: herb sales; Hill St.


Warby Range State Park The 'Warbys', as they are known locally, extend for 25 km north of Glenrowan. The steep ranges provide excellent viewing points, especially from Ryans Lookout. Other lookouts include the Pangarang Lookout near the Pine Gully Picnic Area and the Mt Glenrowan Lookout, the highest point of the Warbys at 513 m. There are well-marked tracks for bushwalkers and a variety of pleasant picnic spots amid open forests and woodlands, with wildflowers blossoming during the warmer months. Access from Taminick Gap Rd.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Buffalo 48 km

Two productive lakes in this region are Lake Buffalo, 20 km south of Myrtleford, and Lake William Hovell, 60 km south of Wangaratta. Both waters have boat-launching facilities, but fishing here can be difficult during... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Cycling - Murray to the Mountains and High Country Rail Trails 14 km

With 100 kilometres of safe, sealed bitumen surface to pedal on, the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is the most developed rail trail in the state, and therefore very popular, with more than 40 000 people estimated to... Find out more

Wine-tasting - Rutherglen region 50 km

The Rutherglen region in the far north of the state is renowned particularly for its fortified ports and muscats, perfect for a winter’s night. There are no organically certified wineries in the area, although... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Old Block Cafe

This historic family property was settled in 1853, with vines planted in 1866 producing the first wine in 1870. Today the old handmade brick winery overlooks the Warby Ranges and Lake Mokoan and houses the welcoming... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Bridge Road Brewers 43 km

Ben Kraus originally trained as a winemaker but his head was turned in the direction of craft brewing during a stint working in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The cluster of microbreweries in this... Find out more

Campsites around town

Wenhams Camp camping area 14 km

Wenhams Camp is at the Glenrowan (southern) end of the park. From here, you can take a 4.5 km self-guided stroll along the Friends Track to learn about the local vegetation; detour down the side track to Kwat Kwat... Find out more

Bush camping (walk-in camping) 16 km

It’s permissible to go bush camping in the park by following your nose down secluded pathways – mountain-bikers can pedal themselves down any of the vehicle tracks. Anyone intending to pitch a tent among the... Find out more

North Cedars Holiday Park 18 km

On the northern fringe of Wangaratta, off the Old Hume Hwy, is the North Cedars Holiday Park. This is a tranquil spot, with plenty of trees and a reasonable amount of space allowed between each of the campsites. The... Find out more

The Forest Camp camping area 27 km

Located in the far north of the Warby–Ovens National Park, this basic campground has pit toilets and wood BBQs. There are walking tracks that head north and south from the campsite. To access the campsite turn off... Find out more

Reedy Creek camping area 38 km

In the southern section of the national park, several bush-camping sites are scattered alongside Reedy Creek, which winds from near Woolshed Falls to the fancifully named Eldorado gold dredge. To get here, take the road... Find out more

Jones camping area 41 km

This small camping area is sited next to Hollands Creek, where rainbow and brown trout can be hooked and then cooked by hungry anglers. To the west is Mt Samaria State Park, which has some fine lookouts and waterfalls to... Find out more

Samaria Well camping area 43 km

The level camping area at Samaria Well is situated in the midst of serene bushland at the northern perimeter of the park. Head south of here down Mt Samaria Rd to tackle the steep climb up to the summit of the... Find out more

Lower Ovens camping area (bush camping) 44 km

There’s dispersed bush camping along the picturesque Ovens and Murray rivers – try Parolas and Camerons bends. Check the local riverbanks for platypus and water rat burrows, and watch kingfishers go after... Find out more

Stringybark Creek camping area 45 km

This camping area is in the lovely Toombullup Ranges, about 30 km south of Tatong and reached via the Tatong–Tolmie Rd. It’s adjacent to a reserve centred on the spot beside Stringybark Creek where the Kelly... Find out more

Toombullup East School Site camping area 47 km

The Toombullup East School Site camping area is one of several overnight sites that have been established in the low-key Toombullup Ranges, which lie to the south-east of the small town of Tatong, south of Benalla. The... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Painters Island Caravan Park 16 km

Less than 1 km from the town centre, this nicely appointed park is situated on the banks of the Ovens River. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

North Cedars Holiday Park 18 km

Located about 4 km north-east of the township, this is a good quality park in a quiet location on what was once the old highway prior to the opening of the bypass.... Find out more

Honeysuckle Caravan Village 49 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Freeway, this smaller park has good facilities and is ideal for a one- or two-night stay in this quiet rural environment.... Find out more

Corowa Caravan Park 53 km

The park is 2 km east of town with frontage to the Murray River. It is the closest park to the popular golf course. Large and shady, this park is great for a weekend or a longer break. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Mokoan No. 1 rest area 12 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.

Casey Weir rest area 25 km

9km NW of Benalla (L) or 52km SE of Shepparton (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Broken River.

Pioneer Bridges rest area 27 km

T/O to Markwood

Shady area on a riverbank 2km south of the highway.

Burgoigee Creek rest area 33 km

29km SE of Wangaratta (L) or 17km NW of Myrtleford (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 44 km

23km E of Yarrawonga (L) or 25km W of Rutherglen (R)

Numerous secluded campsites just off the highway. Located under trees on the riverbank of the Ovens River's eastern side.

Myrtleford park area 45 km

At Myrtleford

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

Nalinga rest area 48 km

33km NW of Benalla (L) or 28km SE of Shepparton (R)

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.

Bundalong park area 49 km

At Bundalong

Adjacent to the highway among some trees. 

Ironbark rest area 51 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the freeway under shady trees. For northbound only.

Chiltern rest area 52 km

29km SW of Wodonga (L)

Secluded among the trees just off the freeway. For southbound only.

What's on around town

Trails, Tastings and Tales wine and food event: June.

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