St James Silo Art

Painted by artist Tim Bowtell, the silos pay tribute to St James rich history. Not many people know that St James is the home the first Coles store! Sir George Coles grew up in the St James township and took over the St James General Store from his father, expanding it to the empire it…

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Lake Benalla

Along Lake Benalla’s tranquil 4.25 kilometre track you will find inspiration in diverse and picturesque landscapes from the serene lake to meandering rivers, the exquisitely manicured botanical gardens to remnant river red gum forest, the indigenous community garden to Jaycee Island with its magnificent towering Moreton bay figs and exotic Bunya Bunya pines. Explore the…

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Tatong Tavern Water Tank

The Tatong Tavern Water Tank is conveniently located in the grounds of the Tatong Tavern, approximately 25 minutes from Benalla. Painted by by local artist, Michael Larkin, completed in March 2019 and is titled ‘The Kelly Gang prospecting in the Tatong Hills’. This is a great stop for anyone into silo art, water tank tank…

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Stringybark Historical Reserve

Stringybark Historical Reserve is located 50 kilometres south from Benalla, and is where the infamous shoot out between police and the Kelly Gang took place on 26 October, 1878. The Gang surprised the police at their camp and, in the ensuing gun battle, three policeman were killed. A police memorial has been erected here also…

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Benalla Ceramic Mural

The Benalla Ceramic Mural was created by some of Australia’s leading ceramic artists and many people from Benalla. It emerges from the rolling green lawns on the shore of Lake Benalla, next door to the Benalla Museum and opposite the Benalla Art Gallery. Contributors to this open air gallery include nationally significant artists, 1500 regional…

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Benalla Library

The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre (Benalla Library) is a modern and welcoming centre. Benalla Library promotes lifelong learning and literacy through its delivery of a range of programs. So if you’re spending a few days in town, looking for somewhere to catch up on emails or Facebooking with the grandkids, look no further…

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TC Trewin Agricultural Museum

A shed was built in 1987 with the aid of a Government Grant to preserve local agricultural machinery of the older generation of farmers. The significant collection of well labelled items, include a HV McKay binder, a Big E Harvester, Sunshine Number 6 header, Lennon’s Winnower and a 1930’s Bedford truck. Todays modern machinery is…

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Annis and George Bills Horse Trough

Donated in memory of the horses that did not return from WW1. Bill’s horse watering troughs were manufactured in Australia and installed to provide relief for working horses in the first half of the twentieth century. A trust fund through the will of George Bills financed around 700 troughs in Australia and 50 overseas. The…

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Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla

The Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla takes in the major Kelly gang sights in and around Benalla. Serious students of bushranger history will want to spend a leisurely day in the Benalla district taking time to absorb the history as well as sample the great local produce. Those on a tighter schedule will be…

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Tatong CFA Mural

The CFA mural is a tribute to the volunteer CFA firefighters who give so much to protect their towns and communities from fires. Artist Mike Larkin has a personal connection to the mural, as that he lives in the township of Tatong and is also a member from Tatong Rural Fire Brigade. The painting itself…

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