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Benalla lies on the mid-way between Euroa and Wangaratta on the major road and railway between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
In ‘74, the Broken River, on which banks the town is situated, was dammed, forming a wide waterway popular as the Benalla Lake, which is the first attraction here. Swimming and boating activities are popular on the lake which is surrounded by parkland and walking tracks. On the western bank of the river are located Benalla’s well-known botanical gardens, which feature an art gallery, the Sir Weary Dunlop memorial statue and the city’s popular rose-gardens - housing over 2000 kinds of beautiful colorful roses. The eastern bank of the Lake is lined with a recreational park near to the council offices and a network of bicycle and walking paths, which traverse the islands across the lake.

Lake Benalla

Benalla’s business and commercial center begins at the eastern bank of Lake Benalla and is mainly centered along the Bridge Street.
The Benalla Festival is a community event carried out every year, usually in March, which celebrates the culture, heritage and food of the region.
Benalla offers numerous tourist attractions within a short drive from the town. Only 4 kilometers south of Benalla is the Reef Hills State Park which consists of unspoiled native forests, flora and fauna. North-east of the town is located the Winton Motor Raceway, which hosts various car, motorcycle and super-kart races. Just north of the Winton Motor Raceway is Lake of Mokoan, covering almost 8000 hectares and used for irrigation and of course as attractive recreational activities like fishing, sailing, etc. Famous for its magnificent Botanic and Rose Gardens and nicely set on Benalla Lake shores, along the Broken River, Benalla is popular as “The Rose City on the Lake”.

botanic rose gardens benalla

The city offers variety of amenities, providing travelers along the Hume and Midland Highway with a great perfect place to break their journey into Legends Wine. The gardens are a tranquil and picturesque place for a picnic and a good starting point for exploration of Benalla’s adjacent features, for example the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Memorial, which is situated within the gardens. The Benalla Regional Art Gallery is on a brief walk on the edge of tranquil Lake of the town. This beautiful gallery is internationally recognized for its fine collection of Australian art and is known as one of the most significant regional galleries in the state of Victoria.

Benalla art gallery

From the gallery one can stroll across the Broken River Bridge and behold the amazing, Gaudi-like Ceramic Mural that has become one of the town’s icons. In a short distance is the Costume and Pioneer Museum, where one will find also the Visitor Tourist Information Centre. The museum has a collection of exhibitions from the region’s past, featuring some well-preserved costumes dating back to 1770. Here you will find and a tribute display of memorabilia and information about the lives of Benalla’s renowned sons - Michael J. Savage, Captain Hector Waller and Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop. Connecting all of Benalla’s lakeside spots and many of its historic places is a lovely walking trail that encircles the lake and leads through great variety of native flora, including beautiful river red gums. Nature interested visitors would also like to visit the adjacent Warby Range and Mount Samaria State Parks. If it is action you are interested in, the Gliding Club of Victoria, located at Benalla’s Airport, is Australia’s largest gliding center and visitors can experience exciting and joyful flight or take pilot lessons.

Benalla Map

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