Known as the “Rose City on the Lake”, Benalla offers a great place to stop
and stay awhile for the Hume and Midland Highway travellers, offering every
amenity. Starting with a walk through the historic Botanic and Rose Gardens,
then a reflective moment at the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Memorial, is sure to
leave a lasting impression.
On the shores of Lake Benalla, nestles the Benalla Regional Art Gallery,
internationally recognised for its fine collection of Australian art and
considered one of Victoria’s most important regional galleries. As well as
its fine collection of art works on display, it is also a venue for national and
international touring exhibitions. Within the gallery hangs a magnificent
tapestry of Sidney Nolan’s called the “Siege at Glenrowan” and depicts the
capture of Australia’s most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.