The country town of Benalla is located within the High Country region of North East Victoria, two hours north of Melbourne. Benalla, also known as the “Rose City”, is celebrated for its beautiful 19th Century Botanical Gardens where roses spectacularly bloom throughout the summer.
Beyond the gardens, travellers can continue to explore many of the Benalla’s attractions by foot or bike such as the Benalla Lake Walk, a popular 4.25km looped track, and the lakeside Benalla Art Gallery, displaying an impressive collection of contemporary and indigenous art.
The township is also steeped in the legend of Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. History lovers can drive the Ned Kelly Touring Route, a self-guided journey to sight where some of Ned Kelly’s milestone moments took place in and near Benalla. Other local attractions include the Winton Wetlands, featuring more than 8000 hectares of wetlands and woodland, and the Mount Samaria National Park and Reef Hills State Park where scenic lovers can take in the standout vistas.
Book your Benalla stay with Choice Hotels and enjoy all the region has offer.