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Discover Glenrowan

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by Jennifer L (subscribe)
I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Published March 31st 2021
Shop in Ned Kelly Country
Glenrowan is well known for the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly but there is more to Glenrowan than the Kelly Gang.



Glenrowan is about 240 kms north-east of Melbourne and the drive takes about 2 ½ hours. Located between Benalla and Wangaratta, Glenrowan is just off the Hume Highway and a great place to stretch your legs and let the kids burn off energy at the playground.

Glenrowan main street, Ned Kelly, museums, cafes
The main street


Refresh yourself with a bite and a drink from the many cafes, bakery, hotel and fish 'n' chip shop.

scones, food, cafe, tea,
afternoon tea


Do you like vintage and retro items? Glenrowan is a place for you to add to your collection.

retro, vintage, antiques, old stuff
Browse in the shops to find a jelly mould.


The gift shops offer a large range of items for such a small town. Toiletries, clothes, bags, pottery as well as Ned Kelly t-shirts, books, fridge magnets and nearly anything else you could imagine.

caravan, toiletry bag, vintage,
Not big enough to stay in but a handy item to take travelling.


There is also accommodation that you could base yourself to explore the region.

view, Hume Hwy, Glenrowan
view near Glenrowan


But if you are really after Ned Kelly history, visit the Ned Kelly Interpretive Centre and the Glenrowan Museum.

book swap, community free library, fridge library
The readers in Glenrowan are obviously cool and chilled.


As you walk through the town, how many Ned Kellys can you spot in Glenrowan?

tea rooms, Ned Kelly, bric a brac, antiques, retro, vinatge
Have a bite to eat with a Ned or four.
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Why? Glenrowan is more than Ned Kelly.
Where: Glenrowan
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