Smell the roses in Benalla and witness internationally renowned artworks at a regional gallery that punches above its weight.
Reserve plenty of time to explore the lakeside Benalla Regional Art Gallery; internationally recognised for its excellent historic and contemporary Australian art collection. See fine artworks including a tapestry of Sidney Nolan's Glenrowan, depicting the capture of bushranger Ned Kelly, and Albert Tucker's painting of Kelly Gang member Joe Byrne. Admire natural views from the Gallery Café overlooking the lake.
View the Ceramic Mural near the river, inspired by the fantastic works of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.
The Rose City on the Lake
Use the picturesque Lake Benalla to get your bearings as you explore the historic botanic and rose garden, one of the finest displays of roses in Victoria. Follow the walking trail around the lake through stands of native flora including magnificent river red gums.
Venture beyond Benalla and discover charming villages, like quaint Tatong with its lively local pub, stunning flora and fauna and alternative accommodation for those heading to the snowfields.
Things to do
Take a self-drive tour of Ned Kelly country, from Melbourne to Beechworth, and stop to visit important historical Ned Kelly sites along the way.
Head to Kelly country and taste the history in the spectacular shiraz and fortified wines produced by Glenrowan's century-old wineries.