One of the great things about Wangaratta is its central location to a number of regional attractions. Whether you are planning on visiting the natural wonders around the Warby Ranges or wineries of the King Valley and Rutherglen Wangaratta is a convenient location. If you are travelling to the snowfields then Bright is a comfortable drive and for a taste of history Glenrowan and Beechworth are close by. Wangaratta’s own Performing Arts Centre hosts regular shows. There are also a number of annual, seasonal and special attractions across the region that attract large numbers of visitors to the region each year. If you are planning on visiting during the holiday season be sure to book your accommodation early as rooms do fill up.

There is a good selection of Wangaratta accommodation available to suit all budgets and needs. Offered within central Wangaratta as well as the surrounding communities travelers will find and excellent variety of motels, hotels, pubs, caravan parks, cottages and guest houses specifically catering for both short and longer stay temporary accommodation. There is plenty of accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta plus the nearby regions of the King Valley, Glenrowan, Milawa, Eldorado and many other also have some excellent accommodation choices. Furthermore, with the region hosting a large number of annual festivals, celebrations and events, accommodation can be scarce. For that reason if you require Wangaratta accommodation be sure to book early.

The Warby Ranges is only a 10km drive from central Wangaratta and is officially known as the Warby-Ovens National Park. It offers a variety of spots for family picnics and natural experiences such as Ryan’s Lookout, Briens Gorge Falls, The Forest Camp and Pine Gully. Fishing, Camping, Walking, Bike Riding and Gem Prospecting is also available in some areas.

Wangaratta and the surrounding rural communities offer a year full of festivals, celebrations and events that attract people from across the country and in some cases from around the world. Events such as the annual Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Swap Meet are all centrally located, and across the region there are wine and food events which are hugely popular. Wangaratta also offers an excellent selection of accommodations from which to explore and enjoy some of the many events that are held in nearby communities such as Beechworth, Myrtleford, Bright, Rutherglen and Yarrawonga. Wangaratta is also host to regular markets, youth events, senior citizen events and sporting competitions including Australian Rules Football, netball, squash and swimming.

If you are looking for something unique then one of the many regular Wangaratta and regional markets are a great place to begin your search. Each year residents and visitors alike can enjoy markets such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz Market, Oxley Bush Market, Wangaratta Swap Meet as well as those close to Wangaratta in Mansfield, Yarrawonga, Jamieson, Myrtleford, Beechworth, Peechelba, Rutherglen and Benalla. These markets include everything from clothes and popular foods through to unique handcrafts and gourmet local produce and wines. These markets are a great opportunity to stock up the pantry with all your favourites from one convenient location and in many cases by dealing with the producer direct.

The King Valley is a wonderful area which is easily reached from Wangaratta. The King Valley is famous for its excellent wineries and a variety of natural attractions. Whitfield is the hub of many of the King Valleys attractions with Paradise Falls, Lake William Hovell and Powers Lookout all within easy reach and each is certainly worth the drive.

Paradise Falls is one of those places that is often overlooked by visitors to the King Valley but for those that make the effort they are well rewarded. The short walk from the car park leads you down a series of rocky steps into the ravine below that gets cooler and more welcoming as you approach the falls. Be sure to visit after recent rains as the water flow does dry up in the warmer months There are some very interesting conglomerate rock formations along the path and around the falls. If you are particularly lucky you may even see some of the resident Peregrine Falcons that nest in the cliff tops above the falls. Paradise Falls are a great destination for families but do pack a spare set of clothes as the temptation may be to get a bit wet.

The Centre Wangaratta The Centre for Continuing Education is a Community College focused on adult education and has a proud history of offering quality, inclusive, learning, training and community development opportunities since 1962.


We are a Community College located in North East Victoria, operating from two locations - Chisholm Street Wangaratta and Barkly Street Benalla. Our philosophy is to create opportunities together, and The Centre is committed to working in a way that builds skills and knowledge, and can customise solutions for your specific needs, locally and state-wide.

The Centre is a community based organisation, strongly linked with Federal, State and Local Government; business and industry; schools, TAFE, and universities; community groups and organisations. In its provision of services to individuals and the community, The Centre works co-operatively through alliances and partnerships with a wide range of organisations and educational institutions.

The Centre is recognised for its ability to tailor programs and services to meet the needs of individuals, business and the community, while maintaining a learner centred approach as a core of all activities. The wide variety of opportunities offered at The Centre include:

Accredited and pre-accredited training

Customised training for industry and individuals

Industry relevant compliance training

Volunteering opportunities

Flexible learning

Adult Literacy and VCAL

Centre Active Recreation Network (CARN)

Youth Programs and VCAL

For further information about The Centre and our learning opportunities, please contact us on 5721 0200 or visit

Distances to and from Wangaratta

Albury Wodonga 

65 km

Falls Creek

141 km

Mt Hotham

130 km


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Mt Buffalo

99 km


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Featured Wangaratta Organisations

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Best Western Warby Motor Inn

Wangaratta Motel

Best Western Warby Motor InnThe Best Western Warby Lodge Motor Inn in Wangaratta offers four-star Wangaratta motel style accommodation. It provides the ideal base from which to discover North-East Victoria.


Frank Garth Reserve

Frank Garth ReserveAdjoining Wangaratta’s Apex Park via an under bridge path is the Frank Garth Reserve. It is a small reserve named after the late Frank Garth for his management of the Ovens and King Rivers.


Delany Chapel

Located on Ryley Street, Delany Chapel was built in 1929. The stunning convent chapel cost to £4,000 to build. There is a marble altar, statues, pedestals, organ and Stations of the Cross. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive features is the stained glass windows.

Lake William Hovell

Lake William Hovell in the King Valley VictoriaLake William Hovell is another little discovered destination in the King Valley that is worth a visit especially for families on a warm summer’s day. The Lake is located on the King River Road approximately 18km south of Cheshunt.

Ovens River Link Wangaratta

Ovens River Link WangarattaThe Sydney Beach Suspension Bridge was officially opened on Friday 8 June 2012 by Tim McCurdy, Member for Murray Valley and various Councillors representing the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta

Rotary Club of Appin Park WangarattaThe Rotary Club of Appin Park was admitted to Rotary International membership and District 280 on the 29th May 1972 and chartered on the 22nd June 1972.