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.
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.
Rose City Farmers’ Market: Community Crescendo
Immerse yourself in the community crescendo at the Rose City Farmers’ Market. This vibrant gathering showcases the region’s produce, handmade crafts, and local delights. Engage with local farmers and artisans, savouring the flavours and talents that define Benalla’s unique community identity.
Lake Benalla: Waterside Tranquility
Experience waterside tranquillity at Lake Benalla, a peaceful haven framed by walking paths and shaded areas. Take a stroll along the lakeside, enjoy a picnic with a view, or simply relax by the water. Lake Benalla offers a serene escape, providing a perfect blend of nature and tranquillity within the heart of the town.
Benalla Aviation Museum: Skyward Stories
Delve into skyward stories at the Benalla Aviation Museum, where a collection of aircraft and aviation memorabilia pays homage to the town’s aviation history. Explore vintage planes, learn about local pilots, and gain insights into Benalla’s contribution to Australia’s aviation heritage.