The township of Glenrowan is most famous for hosting the final siege and capture of the Kelly Gang in 1880. Their story is preserved in the township's attractions, museums, and historic walk. However, there is much more to Glenrowan than Ned and his armour.
You can easily explore the town on foot after picking up a copy of the Glenrowan Heritage Siege Precinct walking map from the Ned Kelly Discovery Hub. This helpful flyer will guide you around significant sites such as the Ann Jones' Glenrowan Inn, Police Shelter Site, Gravel Contractors Encampment, Ned Kelly Capture Site, McDonnell's Railway Tavern and much more!
The town is also perfect for pursuing a little more adventure. Bushwalks with impressive lookouts are abundant as the Warby Ovens National Park runs adjacent to the township.
Start your day with a hike up to Mt Glenrowan to be rewarded with amazing sunrise views, or head out on the gentle Friends Track past iconic grass trees and forested granite hills. This shared walking/mountain bike track boasts impressive vistas and technical rock gardens to separately satisfy both families and adrenaline seekers.
Cyclists will love Glenrowan for its many roads of varying difficulty. For Sunday cyclers seeking an easier route, the ride out to the Winton Wetlands is greatly rewarding. For more of a challenge, the Taminick Loop has been used for many state championships, as it boasts the steep ascent up Taminick Gap before a speedy descent and rolling country roads to the finish line.
The food and beverage experiences in Glenrowan cater to all, from quaint cafes to a bakery, hotel and providores. Wine drinkers should add renowned venues like Baileys of Glenrowan, Booths Taminick Cellars (which houses Black Dog Brewery) and Morrisons Winery to their bucket list.
When in season, there are a variety of farm gates, plus pick-your-own orchards growing cherries, peaches, apricots, kiwi and many more stone fruit varieties.