Our City

Experience the naturally beautiful scenery, heritage rich history and exceptional culinary delights of Wangaratta and surrounding townships.
Home of the famed King Valley, Milawa Gourmet Region, El Dorado and Glenrowan - the discoveries are limitless.
 
From world class, award winning wines and a celebration of regional produce to mountainous countryside, internationally renowned cycling experiences, valleys, rivers and streams - the only hard part is deciding what to do first.
 
Although you’d need to stay quite a while to see all the sights (and taste all the flavours), you can still pack plenty into a weekend away or a short visit. There are
accommodation options to suit any size party and budget right throughout the region. Choose from country guest houses, conveniently located motels, indulgent bed & breakfasts, countryside cottages, quiet retreats and plenty of camping spots.
 
Before visiting, be sure to find out what’s happening around the region. Wangaratta hosts a number of festivals and events that celebrate music, art, food and, of course, wine. Wine lovers and general pleasure seekers flock to the region every year to sip, swill and savour at numerous wineries. A favourite is undoubtedly the well-known Brown Brothers Vineyard at Milawa with its stately setting, while many boutique wineries offer intimate yet equally rewarding experiences. The cycling opportunities are second to none with the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail along with road and mountain bike experiences in the nearby Warby Ovens National Park
From world class, awardwinning
wines and a
celebration of regional produce
to mountainous countryside,
internationally renowned
cycling experiences, valleys,
rivers and streams - the only
hard part is deciding what to
do first.
Although you’d need to stay quite
a while to see all the sights (and
taste all the flavours), you can
still pack plenty into a weekend
away or a short visit. There are
accommodation options to suit
any size party and budget right
throughout the region. Choose
from country guest houses,
conveniently located motels,
indulgent bed & breakfasts,
countryside cottages, quiet
retreats and plenty of camping
spots.
Before visiting, be sure to find
out what’s happening around
the region. Wangaratta hosts a
number of festivals and events
that celebrate music, art, food
and, of course, wine.
Wine lovers and general pleasure
seekers flock to the region every
year to sip, swill and savour at
numerous wineries. A favourite
is undoubtedly the well-known
Brown Brothers Vineyard at
Milawa with its stately setting,
while many boutique wineries offer
intimate yet equally rewarding
experiences. The cycling
opportunities are second to none
with the Murray to Mountains
Rail Trail along with road and
mountain bike experiences in the
nearby Warby

The Rural City of Wagnaratta is accessible by road, rail and air with easy access from Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

The gateway to Victoria's High Country, Wangaratta is just off the Hume Freeway 45 minutes from Albury / Wodonga, 2.5 hours from Melbourne and 4.5 hours from Canberra. 

Our location allows visitors easy access to enjoy the best nature has to offer, whilst Wangaratta's vibrant and dynamic CBD offers diverse shopping, a buzzing cafe scene and nightlife. 

A thriving regional centre, Wangaratta is home to a number of industries such as manufacturing, health services, government agencies and agriculture to name just a few. 

With temperate climate, diverse recreational activities and first class health services and education from primary to university - it's no wonder so many choose to call Wangaratta home. 

For more information about making the move, click here.

 

A fully comprehensive guide to Wangaratta and the surrounding region.

For accommodation, things to see, do taste and experience - this guide has it all.

Should you wish to obtain a complimentary copy of the guide please contact the friendly team at the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre

You can view or download the guide here.