North East Tourist News

Wangaratta

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WHETHER you’re after some retail therapy, historic sights, bike and walking trails or good food and wine, Wangaratta and surrounds have you covered.

Less than half an hour from the King Valley, Rutherglen and Beechworth wine areas, Wangaratta makes a great base and you’ll have a hard time deciding which wineries you should visit each day.

The Ovens-Warby Ranges are also nearby and offer bushwalkin­g trails of various lengths and difficulti­es.

After decent rains you can enjoy cascading waterfalls and rushing streams and at various times throughout the year, you will hear up to half a dozen different calls of local frog species.

Dropping in a line and teaching the kids to fish is easy with the Ovens and King Rivers flowing in and around Wangaratta and there are various spots you can settle your camping chair as you wait for a bite.

Bike and walking tracks crisscross the city, making it easy to find your way from one end to the other and rail trails will take you to Everton, Myrtleford, Oxley and Milawa.

A number of informatio­n boards are placed along the tracks and give informatio­n about the Aboriginal people of the area.

A new streetscap­e has been completed in Norton Street where the train station is located and works will soon finish in Docker Street in front of the Wangaratta Library and the Cathedral.

The Rural City of Wangaratta welcomes locals and visitors to explore everything it has to offer this autumn and beyond.

 ?? PHOTO: visitwanga­ratta.com.au ?? MAKING TRACKS: Walking and bicycle tracks will take you around the Rural City of Wangaratta and teach you the history of the Bpangerang people.
PHOTO: visitwanga­ratta.com.au MAKING TRACKS: Walking and bicycle tracks will take you around the Rural City of Wangaratta and teach you the history of the Bpangerang people.

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