©

Wangaratta trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Wangaratta

Wangaratta

3.9
Hiking Trails · Outdoor Activities · National Parks
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. The city had an estimated urban population of 18,158 at June 2015.The city is located at the junction of the Ovens and King rivers, which drain the northwestern slopes of the Victorian Alps. Wangaratta is the administrative centre and the most populous city in the Rural City of Wangaratta local government area.HistoryThe original inhabitants of the area were the Pangerang peoples (Pallanganmiddang, WayWurru, Waveroo), who spoke a Gunai language. Many of the Pangerang were killed in the Gippsland massacres.The first European explorers to pass through the Wangaratta area were Hume and Hovell (1824) who named the Oxley Plains immediately south of Wangaratta. Major Thomas Mitchell during his 1836 expedition he made a favourable report of its potential as grazing pasture. The first squatter to arrive was Thomas Rattray in 1838 who built a hut (on the site of the Sydney Hotel) founding a settlement known as "Ovens Crossing".The Post Office in the area opened on 1 February 1843 as Ovens. The Ovens office, and the Kilmore office which opened the same day, were the fifth and sixth to open in the Port Phillip District and the first two inland offices.
Use our Australia online trip itinerary planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Wangaratta.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Wangaratta

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Wangaratta

MelbourneTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Landmark, Garden TorquayTrip planner BEST FOR: Scenic Drive, Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing, Beach CowesTrip planner BEST FOR: Island, Dolphin / Whale Watching, Mini Golf NewhavenTrip planner BEST FOR: Military Museum, Water Body, Spa BallaratTrip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Water Body, Nature / Park