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Wangaratta is a cathedral city in northeastern Victoria, Australia. It is home to the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. The city of 35,000 people (2012 estimate) is at the confluence of the Ovens and King rivers which flow from the Victorian Alps.

Guide to Wangaratta Hotels

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Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery
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More on Wangaratta

Until the arrival of Europeans, the area was inhabited by the Pangerang tribe of indigenous Australians. European settlers began moving into the area in the 1830s, establishing Wangaratta as a cattle station. The name (there is a dispute over whether the first syllable should be pronounced "Wang" or "Wong") is said to mean "nesting place of cormorants" in the native tongue.

Wangaratta was originally called Ovens. It grew rapidly in the 1850s after gold was discovered in nearby Eldorado. In 1854, Ovens was renamed to Wangaratta.

Visiting Wangaratta

From Melbourne, take the M31 (Hume Freeway) heading north then northeast to reach Wangaratta.


St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Wangaratta
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Wangaratta
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Places of Interest in Wangaratta

  1. Falls Creek
    Ski resort near Wangaratta.

  2. Holy Trinity Cathedral
    Cathedral of the Anglican Church of Australia in Wangaratta.

  3. Mount Hotham
    Alpine resort and second highest resort village in Australia after Charlotte Pass Village in New South Wales.

  4. Wangaratta Museum
    Occupying the former Wangaratta Fire Station bhuilt in 1895, the museum displays artifacts, photos and other historical documents relating to Wangaratta.

  5. Warby-Ovens National Park
    National park covering the Warby Range. There are picnic spots and barbeque pits in the visitor area.


Wangaratta Lutheran Church
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Wangaratta OId Free Library (today the Visitor Information Centre)
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Ovens River, Wangaratta
Ovens River, Wangaratta
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