Benalla is the gateway to Victoria's High Country and is an easy two hour drive north of Melbourne. It is home to Australia's largest gliding club, attracting pilots from around the globe to experience the area’s world renowned flying conditions. For lovers of art, make your way to a regional gallery that punches above its weight. See fine artworks including a tapestry of Sidney Nolan's Glenrowan, depicting the capture of bushranger Ned Kelly, and Albert Tucker's painting of Kelly Gang member Joe Byrne.
Benalla Art Gallery
One of the best regional galleries in Australia with works by Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Fred Williams and Sidney Nolan. Surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens and Lake Benalla, the Art Gallery precinct is a Benalla 'must do'.
The restoration of Winton Wetands is the largest wetland restoration project in the southern hemisphere. You can circumnavigate Lake Mokoan or enjoy the peace and tranquility of the bush with a network of bike paths snaking through the reserve. Grab lunch and a coffee at the Mokoan Hub while you're there.
Gliding over Benalla
The Gliding Club of Victoria is the largest Gliding Club in Australia. There are intensive seven day 'learn to glide' packages or half hour bookable joy flights, making Benalla the ideal place to learn how to fly.
Wall to Wall Festival
World class street art is the legacy of the Benalla Street Art Festival. Search for the soul of the city on walls and buildings around Benalla.
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