Our City

Wangaratta, Our City
City Sophistication, Country Hospitality.

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, Eldorado 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.

people waiting on the platform at Wangaratta train station, Wangaratta
Getting Here

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.

children fishing in a river, nature and wildlife, Wangaratta
Relocating to our city

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, contact our Visitor Information Centre for assistance.

having lunch in a winery cellar, eat & drink, Wangaratta
Official Visitor Guide

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 view or download the guide here.

Welcome to our City