Milawa

Old flour mill, Tourism Victoria

Population 202

Milawa is the perfect destination for lovers of fine food and wine. The Milawa gourmet region boasts over 13 wineries, including the renowned Brown Brothers vineyard. Other fresh local-produce outlets sell olives, honey, cheese, chocolates and berries.

Visitor Information

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

www.visitwangaratta.com.au

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In Town

Milawa Mustards: a wide range of locally produced mustards; set in attractive cottage gardens; Snow Rd.

Milawa Cheese Company: sales and tastings of specialist, gourmet cheeses; Factory Rd.

Milawa Muse Gallery: ever-changing collection of various art mediums complementing the fine quality of the region; Milawa Cheese Factory complex.

Brown Brothers: cellar-door tastings and sales; Bobinawarrah Rd.

EV Olives: working olive grove open for tastings and sales; Everton Rd, Markwood.

Nearby

King Valley wine region Given that this region is also known for its cheese, make sure to enjoy its wines with a decadent cheese platter. Read more

Oxley: home to many wineries as well as the Blue Ox Blueberry Farm and King River Cafe; 4 km W.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Buffalo 37 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 44 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

The Epicurean Centre

The menu at this winery restaurant is designed to complement the terrific range of estate wines. Dishes are rustic in style, and each one is paired with two or three wine suggestions. Local vine-wrapped river trout slow... Find out more


Milawa Cheese Factory Restaurant

Housed in a former 1915 butter factory, this bistro is part of the Milawa Cheese Company’s multi-pronged tourist complex. And although French chef Michel Renoux has moved on, current chef Bob Langmead continues... Find out more


Restaurant Merlot

Overlooking estate vines to Mount Buffalo, this contemporary space is the stylish dining room of the Lindenwarrah Hotel. The seasonally changing menu features quality local produce from the celebrated Milawa gourmet... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Bridge Road Brewers 25 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

North Cedars Holiday Park 15 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


Reedy Creek camping area 21 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


Wenhams Camp camping area 24 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) 26 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


The Forest Camp camping area 34 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


Nug Nug Reserve camping area 35 km

This picturesque camping area has plenty of sites to spread out in, and facilities that include cold showers. There are also concrete tennis courts if you tire of water-based activities. Right next door is Mt Buffalo... Find out more


Stanley Forest camping areas 35 km

Numerous camping areas have been cleared alongside Yackandandah Creek – access is off Yack Gate Rd and Number One Rd. Make sure your chosen campsite is at least 20 m away from the creek or any other watercourse.... Find out more


Stantons camping area 46 km

Stantons camping area is only 5 km from Rutherglen, where the delicious tastes of locally bottled shiraz and muscat await, as well as the fine fare offered in the local cafes and restaurants. Access is via Moodemere Rd,... Find out more


Blades camping area 46 km

Blades is one of several riverside camping areas you can access by following Buffalo River Rd south from Myrtleford, turning onto Abbeyards Rd, and then watching for the signposted access tracks about 14 km beyond Lake... Find out more


Lumbys Bend camping area 46 km

Lumbys Bend is another of the tranquil twists of the Murray River enjoyed by overnighting motorists and intrepid canoeists. It’s also utilised by swimmers, though the water can get quite cold. This camping area is... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Painters Island Caravan Park 14 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 15 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


Corowa Caravan Park 49 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


Ball Park Caravan Park 50 km

This is a large council-owned park, close to the centre of town. It is a popular holiday destination and bookings are required in peak periods; a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas, Easter and long weekends. Pets... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Lindenwarrah Country 
House Hotel

Set among the rich vineyards of Milawa’s famed gourmet region, this stylish boutique hotel offers 40 spacious rooms – two of them suites, all with vineyard views. Modern art and exotic artefacts add colour to... Find out more


Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation

About 30 kilometres from Milawa, this purpose-built modern home offers luxury accommodation. Two stylish Asian-inspired bedrooms with ensuites occupy one wing; the other has an open-style dining area and lounge in a... Find out more


Willoaks Boutique Accommodation

A class act, this simply beautiful property has two guest rooms (the Spa and Garden Rooms) built around a worker’s hut, part of the original homestead complex that dates back to 1920. The wisteria draping the... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Pioneer Bridges rest area 8 km

T/O to Markwood

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


Burgoigee Creek rest area 15 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Myrtleford park area 28 km

At Myrtleford

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


Mokoan No. 1 rest area 30 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.


Ironbark rest area 38 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

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


Chiltern rest area 40 km

29km SW of Wodonga (L)

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


Casey Weir rest area 44 km

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

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


Eurobin rest area 44 km

17km SE of Myrtleford (L) or 15km NW of Bright (R)

Just off the highway at the old railway station site.


Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 47 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.


Browns Plains rest area 48 km

18km E of Rutherglen (L) or 26km W of Wodonga (R)

Just off the highway among some large trees.


What's on around town

A Weekend Fit for a King: be treated like a king at the King Valley wineries festival; Queen's Birthday weekend, June.

Beat the Winter Blues and Jazz Festival: July. King Valley Shed Show: Oct.

La Dolce Vita: wine and food festival at the Milawa/King Valley wineries; Nov.

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