North East Tourist News
THE story of the Ned Kelly Gang and their shenanigans in Glenrowan are legendary.
Many of the shops in the main street boast memorabilia, proudly and prominently displayed, and if you somehow miss them, you won’t miss the huge statue of Ned that graces one of the corners.
For those who would like to learn more about Ned and his capture, you can attend one of the attractions or museums, or collect a copy of the Glenrowan Heritage Siege Precinct walking map from one of the local businesses.
The map will take you to key sites of significance including Ann Jones’ Inn, the police shelter, the gravel contractors’ encampment, Ned’s capture site and many more.
But Glenrowan is more than just the place of a famous shootout, with a provedore and several boutique stores now calling the area home alongside businesses and properties of historical significance.
The Glenrowan wine community has also been around for 130 years and are well known for their fullbodied reds, fragrant whites and renowned fortified wines.
Walking trails at Mt Glenrowan have also become more popular in the last few years and there are a number of scenic tracks to enjoy, especially on the Mt Glenrowan Lookout Walk.
To entertain the kids, why not travel through town to a part of the Old Hume Highway named Jellybean Corner?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any lollies to be found, the corner named for a local cyclist who would always stop there on his loop from Wangaratta to enjoy a few jellybeans before he continued on.
Friends and family of the fellow (who has sadly passed on now) immortalised the location by erecting a sign and many of the local cyclists know exactly where they are headed if it’s a ‘Jellybean Corner plan’ for the day.
Of course for those who do want to take home a memento of their visit to Ned Kelly Country, you have a plethora of souvenir options from a number of stores in Glenrowan, so just take your pick.