A rural hidden gem that offers the best of both worlds
With its vibrant regional location and proximity to the gourmet Milawa food and wine region, picturesque King Valley, and the High Country, Wangaratta is the perfect place to enjoy the best of country living with all the benefits of city comforts just around the corner. A rural city with a rich history dating back more than 150 years, Wangaratta was stablished as an agricultural settlement for local farmers, and now it’s one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets.
For those looking to buy property in Wangaratta, there are many options, including acreage land with stunning countryside views, as well as town blocks conveniently located close to schools, healthcare facilities and shopping centres. The CBD is a hub of activity with various shops, cafes and restaurants lining the main street. It is also home to an array of sporting clubs, including the Wangaratta Golf Club located on the outskirts of the town, featuring an 18-hole course.
Art and culture are major drawcards for residents of Wangaratta. The city hosts an annual jazz and blues festival and has a renowned art gallery that showcases contemporary Australian art. You’ll enjoy the many events taking place throughout the year at the local performing arts centre, or learn something new at the Off-Grid Living Festival, Australia’s largest sustainability event. You can also enjoy a day out at one of the various wineries nearby in Milawa, the local gourmet food and wine region.
If you want to spend some time in nature, you can explore walking trails and cycling tracks that lead through the beautiful local scenery. Or maybe you’d rather head out on the water? Kayak or fish at Lake Cobbler or kick back with some friends by one of the riverside parks. If camping is more your style, there are plenty of campsites at Frosts Reserve where you’re welcome to pitch your tent and set up a campfire under the starry sky.
Wangaratta also has a deep Indigenous history that stretches back thousands of years from the Bpangerang people. ‘Wangaratta’ is the Bpangerang word for the long neck of the cormorant. These birds are a common sight on the local waterways, the Torryong (Ovens) & Poodumbia (King) Rivers. Wangaratta city is famous for its historic buildings related to Ned Kelly’s life story. The local Glenrowan Heritage Precinct is a perfect spot to visit if you’re interested in learning more about this controversial Australian legend.
Make Wangaratta Home
Whether you’re looking for a place with an abundant cultural heritage or somewhere to avoid the bustle of larger cities, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Wangaratta. At Crown Building and Construction, our team is lucky enough to call this unique region home. We’ve been building homes for locals for over 15 years and have seen firsthand what makes Wangaratta country living at its finest. It’s our specialty to construct custom and pre-designed homes of the highest quality. Contact our knowledgeable team to make your new Wangaratta home a reality.