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Rutherglen to Wahgunyah 9km - Murray to Mountains Rail Trail


In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine, and long languid summers a ride along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Rutherglen to the banks of the mighty Murray River in Wahgunyah is a charm. The shortest of all the rail trails, and possibly the flattest. Sip some of Australias oldest wines and trundle past some of the oldest vines over a leisurely nine kilometre ride.

Set out early in Summer to avoid the heat or save this little leg for Winter when the crisp sunny blue skies, so well known in the North East, make it a perfect full day activity before cocooning back in your cottage with a local red. This short, flat leg of the Murray to Mountains is also ideal for the little ones keen to hit the trail. Remember to pack the togs in Summer for a refreshing dip, when you reach the Murray River in Wahgunyah.




Hamilton Street,
Lorimer
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.6K from Great Northern

Great Northern: Events

Gardens Round the Glen


Rutherglen and District Garden Club presents Gardens Round the Glen, a garden walkabout with at least eight open gardens in Corowa, Wahgunyah and Rutherglen.

The gardens will be open from 10:00 am to 4:30pm.

There will be stalls, refreshments and a light luncheon will be available. The list of gardens and maps will be available from the information centres in Rutherglen, Corowa and Yarrawonga, some local businesses and from any of the gardens.

A $10 fee will provide entry to all the gardens.


Event Dates
2017
      5th Nov


57 Main Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.8K from Great Northern

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout


Victoria's original wine festival, the Rutherglen will once again be the place to be for more than 15,000 people on the June long weekend for the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout.

Armed with Walkabout glasses and wrist band, the young, old and in between descend on the wineries for a spectacle not to be missed.

Don't want to drive? A TAC Shuttle bus service is picking up passengers from regional areas such as Lavington, Albury, Wodonga, Howlong, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Beechworth, Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Corowa and Wahgunyah. The Shuttle buses are a hop on and hop off service - you choose which winery you want to go to.

A full list of activities can be found on the website.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Jun
      10th Jun


57 Main Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.8K from Great Northern

Tastes of Rutherglen


Tastes of Rutherglen 2018 is Rutherglen's premiere wine and gourmet food event.

With award-winning wineries partnering with leading regional chefs and producers, Tastes of Rutherglen is the perfect way to sample the best of what the region has to offer.

This event not only showcases Rutherglen's outstanding wines and food, it also gives you the chance to get behind the scenes at many of the wineries to learn about the history and hard work that goes into making world class wines.

Experience all the fantastic wine, food and events at Tastes of Rutherglen.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Mar
      11th Mar


57 Main Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.8K from Great Northern

Rutherglen Farmers Market


The Rutherglen Farmers Market brings together all that is seasonal, regional and beautiful about produce in North-East Victoria. Held on the second Sunday of every month the market attracts more than twenty-five stall holders offering everything from artisan breads, to seasonal fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, oils, jams, preserves and so much more.

Some tips for attending the Rutherglen Farmers' Market:

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bag, basket or esky and to minimise waste.

Bring a sense of adventure. A farmer's market is the ideal place to try something that might not normally be on the shopping list!

Ask a question. Take the opportunity to talk to the person who grew or produced the product. You might even pick up some great recipe ideas!

Shop seasonally. The market changes with the seasons. Relish the opportunity to buy fresh produce in season.

Support the Lions Club. The Rutherglen Lions Club have been fueling up visitors with magnificent egg and bacon rolls from the very first market. Be sure to try one when you next visit.


Event Dates
2017
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2018
      14th Jan
      11th Feb
      11th Mar
      8th Apr
      13th May
      10th Jun


Douglas Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.9K from Great Northern

Rutherglen Carols by Candlelight


Rutherglen Lions Club Carols by Candlelight brings the town together to celebrate Christmas.

Carols will be sung by children from Rutherglen Kinder, St Mary's Primary School and Rutherglen Primary School.

Following the junior carols it will be time for the adults to get their singing voices ready to sing into the night along with the Murray Brass Band.

Santa will make an appearance around seven pm.

Free sausage sizzle supplied by Rutherglen Lions Club plus other stalls.


Event Dates
2017
      8th Dec


Douglas Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 7.0K from Great Northern

Community Garage Sale


Rutherglen Lions Club Community Garage Sale is once again happening on the last Sunday in October.

8:00am start with maps available at the Rutherglen Lions Park.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Oct


Douglas Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 7.0K from Great Northern

Rutherglen Country Fair


The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria. It is held on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend from 9am to 3:30pm and is part of the popular Winery Walkabout .

Come along and grab a bargain from over 300 stallholders. Produce and craft stalls, an animal nursery, variety of food stalls, buskers and music for a carnival atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. Stretching the length of Main Street, the fair turns the small town of Rutherglen into a bustling place to be during the Winery Walkabout weekend.

Free entertainment including buskers, bands on the balcony, the silverman and entry to competitions including the barrel rolling where competitors roll wine barrels up and down the main street. The infamous grape stomp between visitors, locals and as well as the 'polly' stomp between local and invited politicians.

Something for every member of the family.

The Rutherglen Country Fair is a community project of the Rotary Club of Rutherglen.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Jun


Main Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 7.1K from Great Northern

Rutherglen Ballroom Dance Festival


The Rutherglen Ballroom Dance Festival is a weekend of ballroom and social new vogue dancing. It brings people from around the eastern states as well as overseas visitors together and includes dance workshops with Australia's top choreographers introducing the latest choreographed dances.

Dancers have the opportunity to dance to Australia's top social dance recording artists. It is one of two festivals of their kind (five amazing events in total and growing) in the area and both are regarded as being the largest and best of their kind in the eastern states.

While here participants have the opportunity to visit Rutherglen's world renowned wineries and other tourism attractions as well as explore the wider area of Indigo Shire during the time up to and following the weekend.

The event is held during the first weekend of March.


Event Dates
2018
      2nd Mar
      3rd Mar
      4th Mar


High Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 7.1K from Great Northern

Great Northern: Travel Tips

Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre


Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre is located in a township blessed with the world's richest wines, deep soul and character, the powerful Murray, ancient river red gums, idyllic pastoral scenes and historic villages.

Rutherglen has cutting edge cuisine and homely meals, cosy bed and breakfasts and luxury accommodation, great festivals and genuine characters.

Rutherglen is a region where over 150 years of dedication and commitment have combined with a unique climate, skill, youthful vibrancy and sense of fun to create a wine region that truly is full of flavour.

To get the most from your visit, make the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre your first port of call. Talk to the local full time and volunteer staff, who know the region and its wines very well, too well in some cases.

Discover which roads to take and who can take you, the best picnic spots on the Murray River, and what is happening when, where and why. Find out where to eat, drink and party, where to stay and where to swim, ride, play golf and relax.

Discover the array of local produce, wines and souvenirs in the extensive gift shop.




57 Main Street
Rutherglen, VIC, 3685

Located 6.8K from Great Northern

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