Winter is certainly not a time for the region to sleep. With everything from checking out the snow along The Great Alpine Road to curling up in front of a fireplace, from wandering the Wangaratta Art Gallery to enjoying one of the many culinary delights – there is sure to be something to keep you entertained!

What better way to while away a chilly winters day, than by nestling in front of a fireplace with a delicious glass of wine? Brown Brothers is the perfect spot with their range of wines to cover all palettes – from Prosecco to Moscato, from Pinot Grigio to the big bold tastes of Shiraz or Durif.

At the Firebox Bakery located in Eldorado, a restored wood fired Scotch oven has been given a new lease of life and offers out genuine artisan sour dough and other delicious breads and modern treats.

If you are after a “cooler” experience, why not drive the Great Alpine Road – stretching more than 300 kilometres from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale, is one of Australia's classic touring routes. The Great Alpine Road is fully sealed and is open all year, however you can expect snow and ice in winter and snow chains must be carried during winter. At the end of the day, check into Yellow Cottage. Boasting an open fire in the winter, it is the perfect spot to put your feet up and relax as you reflect on your day.


In Winter, Wangaratta experiences an average rainfall of approximately 62mm per month. The average maximum temperature in Wangaratta is 14°C and average minimum is 3°C.