Relive history north-east style
See the places where Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang lived and made their Last Stand in 1880.
Indulge your tastebuds
Explore the Glenrowan region’s long and rich wine-making history, visit the local cellar doors to enjoy our full-bodied regional wines or farm-gates to taste local farm produce.
Explore the Area
Lots to see and do for those who are interested in: the Kelly legend; fine wines and food; bushwalking and cycling; motorcycling and motor racing… or for those travellers who are weary and need a quiet rural retreat.
Walkabout the sign-posted Glenrowan Heritage Siege Precinct to discover or learn more of the real story of Ned Kelly and his gang, decide for yourself if he was a “hero” or a “villain”.
See the site of Anne Jones’ Glenrowan Inn, the Police Shelter Site and the place of Ned’s capture.
Visit a replica of the Kelly homestead, pose in Kelly-era costumes for a souvenir photograph and re-live the siege at the animated theatre. Collectables and old wares for sale.
Two private museums In Glenrowan exhibit numerous artifacts and relics from the past. Visit the near-by Benalla Costume and Pioneer Gallery to see the actual blood-stained green sash worn by Kelly under his armour during The Last Stand in Glenrowan and where you can see the portable cell where Ned Kelly was once imprisoned.
It is a short drive to Greta to visit the cemetery where Ned Kelly’s remains were finally laid to rest in an unmarked grave. It is a slightly longer drive to experience the eerie atmosphere of Stringybark Creek.
On a lighter note, “legend has it that Ned Kelly assisted the Bailey family to plant their first grapevines! ” at what is now Baileys of Glenrowan vineyard. http://www.visitwangaratta.com.au
We have several DVDs on Ned Kelly – both documentaries and feature films – which you are welcome to borrow at no charge and view in your room during your stay.
INDULGE YOUR TASTEBUDS
All tastes catered for from hearty country cooking to farm-gate produce and some of the best wines in the country, all a short drive away or within walking distance.
The Glenrowan Hotel is right next door and the Hotel Bistro is open 6 days.
Breakfast and lunches; morning and afternoon tea; devonshire teas, coffees, boiled sweets and homemade fudges/cakes at nearby local cafes and eateries - a bakery, tea rooms, cafes and take-aways.
A range of local wines are available for purchase at the Glenrowan Hotel or you could visit the cellar doors of the Glenrowan wineries and vineyards. The Glenrowan red and fortified wines have a fine reputation as being full-bodied and memorable.
EXPLORE THE AREA
It is just a short drive or walk to local wineries in the Glenrowan region; you can stay overnight to enjoy the Glenrowan Vignerons’ June long weekend Trails, Tastings and Tales each year or the special winery events over Easter. The Milawa food and wine gourmet region and the cellar doors of the King Valley and Prosecco Road are in close proximity.
Explore the Ned Kelly Siege site precinct In Glenrowan, using a walking map available from Reception.
Cyclists can stay to participate in the various cycling events such as the Kelly County Cycle Classic , or peddle the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail or the Pedal to Produce trails.
Just 15 minutes to Winton Motor Raceway for the V8 Supercars, V8 rides, Historic Cars. Performance Car Mania and other events; also a convenient place to stay for Targa High Country.
A popular and affordable place to stay to enjoy the renowned annual Wangaratta Festival of Jazz in October/November.
A handy place to stay on the way to or from the snowfields of the North East Alpine region which are only one and a half hours’ drive away.
There are a range of options and graded walks for bushwalkers in the nearby Warby Ranges and the Winton Wetlands, with spectacular views from Mt Glenrowan or Ryan’s Lookout, and the nearby Warby- Ovens National Park with its exposed granite slabs and open woodlands is a haven for a diverse range of native flora and fauna.
Our many guests who are traveling the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney find Glenrowan convenient for an over night stop, just a kilometre off the highway.