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Spotlight on... Wangaratta

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Spotlight on… Wangaratta

A major rural city in Victoria’s High Country and the perfect base to explore the Alpine region, Wangaratta boasts the best of an outdoor lifestyle with a buzzing cultural atmosphere. Come for the cycling trails, music festivals, and abundance of restaurants and wineries, but stay for the welcoming country hospitality.

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Cyclist's Paradise

With over 100km of scenic roads to travel, the Murray to Mountain Rail Trail is one of Wangaratta’s most popular attractions. The trail stretches from Wangaratta to Bright, with connecting trails to the popular destinations of Beechworth, Rutherglen and Myrtleford. The routes are welcoming to all levels of cyclists, and you’re bound to sample some of the best produce of the region along the way.

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues

Every November, Wangaratta throws the renowned Festival of Jazz and Blues which attracts jazz lovers from all around the world. The prestige of the festival has grown over the years, attracting well known international acts from the US and Europe, as well as homegrown talent. The festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year.

Image source: https://wangarattajazz.com/festival-news-30th-in-2020/

A cultural hub in the country

Discover the city’s rich heritage by wondering through Wangaratta’s historical buildings along Ford and Ovens Street, stop by at the Wangaratta Historical Museum and indulge in gourmet eateries and wineries along the way. You can also catch local comedy and theatre at the Performing Arts & Convention Centre, or wind down at one of the local parks and gardens in the town centre.

Image source: https://www.visitwangaratta.com.au/listing/wangaratta-rsl-wangaratta/.

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