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Get a dose of city sophistication paired with good old country hospitality in Wangaratta, a bustling rural city and home to the annual Jazz Festival.

Creative celebrations

Time your visit to coincide with one of the city's many memorable festivals and events, especially November's Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, held annually in town and at nearby wineries.

Catch comedy, theatre and opera at the gleaming performing arts centre, and see the ever-changing art exhibitions at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.

Part of the landscape

Soak up the outdoor lifestyle on the banks of the Ovens River, which runs right through town, or head further afield on a camping trip to the nearby wetlands, Redgum forest and granite hills of the Warby Ovens National Park, the ideal spot for some wilderness adventures.

Eat, drink, be merry

You won't go hungry in Wangaratta, with its plethora of cafes and eateries. Indulge with a meal at Rinaldo's Casa Cucina, which celebrates the produce of the nearby King Valley.

Make sure you follow your appetite out of town and into Milawa and King Valley and the gourmet food, spectacular scenery and historic towns. Meet family vintners as you tour intimate, authentic wineries that continue the region's history of entrepreneurial and exciting winemaking.

Wangaratta up close

Wander Wangaratta's broad main street, past historic buildings and through riverside parklands. Discover the city's heritage at the Wangaratta Historical Museum and Vine Hotel Cellar Museum.

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Things to do



Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Wander through the beautiful and peaceful Ovens River Valley, enjoying views of the rugged landscape of Mount Buffalo and the Victorian Alps.

Road trips & itineraries

The Great Alpine Road

Drive one of Australia's great touring routes, The Great Alpine Road, and explore Victoria's north-east down to the jaw-dropping Gippsland Lakes.


Wangaratta Jazz & Blues

Choose from a bustling program of local and international jazz and blues artists performing at music halls, garden stages, pubs and local wineries.

28 - 30 Oct 2016


El Dorado Museum

The El Dorado Museum collection is sited in the original school house number 246 which opened in 1870. The school rooms and out-sheds house a large...


Cafe the PreVue

Come and visit Cafe the PreVue's stunning cafe overlooking the picturesque Ovens River in Wangaratta. Boasting all day breakfasts, snacks and treats,...

National parks & reserves

Warby-Ovens National Park

Warby-Ovens National Park is 240 kilometres north east of Melbourne and 10 kilometres west of Wangaratta. The Warby-Ovens National Park is...


Glenrowan Ride

For a relaxing cycle, take the loop around the Glenrowan and Taminick area, home to the stunning views and famous wines of Victoria’s High Country.

Art galleries

Wangaratta Art Gallery

Wangaratta Art Gallery delivers a high calibre series of touring and self-curated contemporary Visual Art exhibitions in a range of media. The...


Milawa and King Valley

Live it up and enjoy the good life in Milawa and King Valley, Victoria's breadbasket and one of Australia's oldest gourmet regions.


Wangaratta Historical Society Museum

The Wangaratta Historical Society Museum is situated in the Old Fire Station building. It houses over 2,000 objects and 10,000 glass plate negatives...

Performing arts

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Welcome to the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, the region's premiere venue for entertainment and conferencing. The Wangaratta Performing Arts...


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High Country

Food and wine

Head to the High Country where the wine flows at rustic family wineries and innovative meals made from fresh produce are the everyday.

Outdoor activities

Cycle the High Country

Take up the challenge to cycle up the High Country's highest peaks or simply enjoy meandering rides between regional wineries and gourmet producers.



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Things to do

Art and culture

Take the time to visit a few of the numerous local museums and art galleries and discover the history and artistic heritage of the region.