Wangaratta known locally as “Wang” is at the junction of the Hume Highway and the Great Alpine Road. It's settlement was as a river crossing in the gold rush era, and it also had it's fair share of bushranging activities, with Mad Dog Morgan's headless body buried in the local cemetery. Wangaratta has some good examples of 19th Century architecture that includes the St Patricks Roman Catholic hurch.
The huge hangar here houses 40 aircraft of varying ages and types. They are all operational and this is one of the world's largest collection of civil aircraft. Wangaratta Airfield (03 5721 8788).
Brown Brothers Vineyard
This very popular Australian wine label is produced here, and you can enjoy plenty of tasting here as they are spread over five bars. There is also a restaurant that provides fine dining as well as being accompanied by the local wines.
This small township is located 18km southeast of Wangaratta and is a gastronomical delight.
Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
This popular path is paved and travels along 94km, passing though several historical towns in the area. You can bike it or horse ride or is you have a week, walking is an option.
235km from Melbourne on the Hume Highway which connects Melbourne to Sydney is the city of Wangaratta.
Wangaratta has a shopping area that is located in the main at Murphy Street and Reid Street.
Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral was built in 1909 and St. Patricks Church from 1865 are two landmarks that are found on Ford Street and Ovens Street.
The Exhibitions Gallery dates back to 1898 and the Playhouse Theatre is another notable landmark.
Wangaratta has Apex Park and walks along Oven River. There is an English style garden in the King George V Gardens. Merriwa has sunken gardens and a lagoon and waterways.
Sydney Beach is popular for swimmers which is situated on a sandy bend on the Ovens River.
Wangaratta is at the northern end of the Great Alpine Road and this connects to the year round holiday resort of Bright. The Snowy Mountains are also easy to access from Wangaratta.