Tarrawingee - Wangaratta
Tarrawingee located on the Ovens Highway, is said to come from an Aboriginal word which means ‘plenty of water’.
A very small township which hosts a number of historic buildings, including the Plough Inn – a two–storey hotel built in 1864, which still operates as a pub.Other buildings of interest include the historic homestead “Carinya’ built in 1880 which is now a guesthouse, St Peters Anglican Church (1866) and the Star Hotel (1860’s) which is now a private residence.
From here you could continue through to the Milawa Gourmet Region only minutes down the road.
Located at the junction of the Ovens and King Rivers is the regional city of Wangaratta.
The area around Wangaratta is one of the country’s major producers of wine although local agricultural production is diverse. Within the city itself are several textile plants, light engineering works and an extensive retail sector. Nearby there is a pulp mill and green tea processing plant.
Wangaratta offers an experience that guarantees indulgent wine and food in a breathtakingly beautiful location. A four way intersection will lead you to:
- The 'Jazz Capital' of Wangaratta
- The renowned Milawa Gourmet Region
- The emerging King Valley
- The historic wine region of Glenrowan