The township of Glenrowan is the site of the final siege and capture of the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang in 1880. Their story is preserved in the townships attractions, museums and historic walks.
You can easily explore the town on foot. Pick up a copy of the Glenrowan Heritage Siege Precinct walking map from one of the local business or from the local information stand at the Glenrowan Vintage Hall & Cafe. This helpful flyer will guide you around key Ned Kelly Gang sites of significance such as the Ann Jones’ Glenrowan Inn, Police Shelter Site, Gravel Contractors Encampment, Ned Kelly Capture Site, McDonnell’s Railway Tavern and much more. With roots steeped in history, you will find many local characters and people willing to have – or spin, a yarn!
Don’t forget to have your photo taken in front of the six metre high Big Ned statue – you can’t miss him in the main street!
Whilst there is no supermarket in town for supplies there are a few dining options. Whether you are looking for a pie, Devonshire tea, pizza, or a hearty home made meal you will find something to fill your belly at one or more of the places in town.
Glenrowan maybe famous for the Ned Kelly story, but the region is also renowned for producing premium wines for the last 150 years. Particularly bold reds and delicious fortifieds. Be sure to visit the nearby historic cellar doors for warm country hospitality –
Morrisons of Glenrowan (our next door neighbour),
Bailey’s of Glenrowan
Booth’s Taminick Cellars.
If beer is more your thing don’t miss Black Dog Brewery, a craft brewery also located at Taminick Cellars Wines.
Discover the unique look outs, waterfalls, and picnic areas of the Warby Ovens National Park. The park protects some of Victoria’s most significant bushland and offers many great bushwalks of various lengths and difficulty. The park is also popular for birdwatchers, mountain bikers and native orchid enthusists. Popular tracks include;
Mt Glenrowan Lookout Walk
Pine Gully Nature Trail
Salisbury Falls Walk
Sunrise Walking Track
Warby Falls Heritage Trail