Touring Victoria’s Kelly Country is packed with inspiration to tour a beautiful part of northeast Victoria in Australia. This self-drive tour is suitable for a long weekend, though it could be easy to spend even longer in the region as there are plenty of other opportunities for outdoor fun.
Our tour begins at Beveridge, north of Melbourne, and weaves its way along good country roads to visit the towns of Mansfield, Beechworth, Glenrowan and a number of other fascinating locations. And there are plenty of places along the way to learn about Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Highlights include the granite landscapes of Seven Creeks Country in the Strathbogie Ranges, the tall nature-filled forests that surround Stringybark Creek and the little-known Woolshed Valley in the heart of gold country. The tour also visits Milawa, noted as Victoria’s first gourmet region, the King Valley where locally grown produce is in abundance, and Beechworth where history really comes to life. The journey ends at Glenrowan where Ned Kelly’s Last Stand was played out.
Through the pages of this book, self-drive travellers will discover attractive country towns and magnificent countryside. No special vehicle is required and there’s plenty of accommodation along the way from motels to bush camps.