Our Region

Wangaratta is in vibrant North East Victoria at the junction of the Ovens & King Rivers and is an increasingly popular destination for visitors who come to indulge in the area’s many historic, cultural and natural attractions.

About Wangaratta

With a population of over 20,000 this bustling regional city offers a wide variety of services and experiences with the genuine country hospitality that you would expect from a lively regional centre.

Experience the Region

Viewed by tourists as a ‘hub’ to the North East, Wangaratta is the gateway to the Alpine regions, major ski fields, historic townships and wine & gourmet food regions.

Explore & Activities

The North East is known for its spectacular scenery, large range of outdoor activities include fishing, canoeing, bicycle trails & walking, and offers many trails in nearby Warby Range State Park.

Known as Australia’s home of Jazz, the Wangaratta’s Festival of Jazz and Blues is a popular annual event held each November. The festival features national and international artists and includes workshops, master classes and special events throughout the region.

Regional Attractions

  • Winton Motor Raceway

    15 minute drive from On On Eighteen.

    Located in Winton, near Benalla, this raceway hosts V8 Supercars & many other race meetings each year.

    For more information visitwww.wintonraceway.com.au

  • Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

    Fully-sealed bicycle path commences in Wangaratta & takes a route via picturesque Ovens Valley below Mt.Buffalo 97kms to Bright (15km side link to historic Beechworth).

    For more information please visit www.murraytomountains.com.au

  • Ski Resorts & Alpine Activities

    Mt.Buffalo 1 hour drive from Wangaratta
    Falls Creek 2 hour drive from Wangaratta
    Hotham 2 hour drive from Wangaratta

    Ski, walk, horseride, mountain bike, hanglide, paraglide, abseil & rock climb in magnificent Alpine National Parks.

  • Great Alpine Road Scenic Route

    Commencing in Wangaratta, 306kms of fully-sealed all weather road travels east crossing Victoria's highest alps, magnificent natural scenery, descending to Bairnsdale gateway to the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

    For more information please visitwww.greatalpineroad.info

Places to Visit

Food & Wine

  • Milawa Gourmet Region

    15 minute drive from One On Eighteen.

    The famous Brown Brothers and 10 other wineries, plus Milawa Cheese Factory, several restaurants, Milawa Mustards, olives, honey, nuts, berries & more.

    For more information please visitwww.milawagourmet.com

  • King Valley Wine Region

    20-60 minute drive from One on Eighteen.

    Vibrant Italian community with over 14 wineries, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Adrenalin Whitewater Rafting in the King River.

    For more information please visit www.kvv.com.au

  • Rutherglen Wine Region

    30 minute drive from One On Eighteen.

    Featuring 20 wineries, some now 6th generation of the same family producing world renowned Muscat & Tokay, the historic castle & cellar door of All Saints Winery and venue for the famous Winery Walkabout Festival annually on Queen's Birthday weekend.

    For more information please visit www.explorerutherglen.com.au

Arts & Culture