Short Walks with a Story

Reboot in Rutherglen

Some of the most well-travelled people in the world agree the best way to see a place is on foot. The sounds, smells, sights and even feelings can be fully embraced and appreciated, bringing you a new perspective and understanding of the place - what it was, what it is and the people who influenced it.

In a town practically dripping with history such as Rutherglen, a walk is a must - and there’s one to suit everyone!

There are many trails to explore in and around Rutherglen, some with vineyard views, others through bushland reserves alive with birds and native animals. Discover historical landmarks like the Gold Battery and Rutherglen Wine Bottle, fascinating sculptures, famous bridges, the rushing Murray River and a pelican called Pierre!

If you plan to undertake a walk in bushland, be sure to let someone know where you are heading and what time you expect to return. Wear appropriate clothing, and take snacks and water. Stay on the track, and do not wander off. For more advice on how to prepare and be aware when undertaking a walk, check out the Parks Victoria website. 

 

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Nature Walks

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Walk – Rutherglen to Wahgunyah

In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine and long languid summers, a stroll along the Murray to Mountains Rail…

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Wahgunyah between two bridges - 5

Between Two Bridges Trail Walk

The John Foord Bridge was completed in 1892 and named after the founder of Wahgunyah. A new bridge opened in…

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Carlyle Bushland Reserve Walking Tracks

The Carlyle Bushland Reserve is a magic place full of bushland birds and kangaroos. It is a place to enjoy…

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Lake Moodemere Trail Walk

Lake Moodemere is a natural billabong abundant with native birds and wildlife. This is a delightful river red gum forest…

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Wahgunyah St Leonards - Grantham's Walk - 1

St Leonards / Granthams Walk

Soak up the tranquillity as you wander through the vines and along the banks of the Murray River. This majestic…

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Willows Reserve Trail Walk

Take a leisurely walk beside ancient river red gums on the Murray River at Wahgunyah. The track winds along the…

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Wahgunyah River Track Walk

This trail will take you through the old river gum trees beside the Murray River and passes by farming properties.…

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Town Walks

Rutherglen Gold Battery (old looking building with tin roof and watertank)

Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

The Rutherglen Gold Battery was erected in 1908 for the purpose of crushing quartz from nearby reefs to extract gold.…

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Rutherglen heritage walk - 4

Rutherglen Heritage Walk

Rutherglen was originally settled by squatters in 1836 but the discovery of gold in nearby Chiltern some 20 years later…

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Arts Rutherglen Sculpture Trail Walk

In 2008 local community group, Arts Rutherglen, wanted to bring some art and culture to Rutherglen and the surrounding areas.…

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Rutherglen Lake King - 1

Lake King Walk

Lake King was formed in the late 1860s. Its original purpose was to provide the town’s water supply, it also…

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Guided Historic Walks

Introduction

All three walks begin at the Visitor Information Centre.

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History of Main Street

This walk will guide you along the modern-day Main Street of Rutherglen.

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South of Main Street

The south side of Rutherglen includes the Common School Museum, infamous Fig Tree, and recently redeveloped Lake King.

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North of Main Street

Rutherglen’s north side is home to a number of historic buildings and structures. Note this walk includes an uphill section.

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The Muscat Mile № 8. Lake Moodemere Estate

Muscat Food Matching Experience, $40pp Indulge in three courses of sweet and savoury dishes (all house prepared), showcasing their estate-grown…

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Rose Cottage with Vineyard Views

This three bedroom house with a recently updated interior is in the heart of Rutherglen wine region offering clean, comfortable…

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Seasonal Food Foray

With it’s crisp mornings and sunny days, Spring is the perfect time to enjoy our gourmet culinary adventure within the…

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The Muscat Mile № 7. Jones Winery & Vineyard

Muscat Tribute, $20pp Explore how innovative Muscat can be with Jones’ Muscat and food matching set. Tantalise your taste buds…

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Arts Rutherglen Sculpture and Portal Trail

Whether you walk, ride or go by car you can view these amazing sculptures and portals at various locations around…

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The Muscat Mile № 3. Campbells Wines

Behind the Scenes Tour From the vineyard to the soul of Campbells Wines – walk down their Muscat Mews, enjoy…

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The Muscat Mile № 6. De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Muscat and Cheese Matching, $10pp Visit De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate cellar door and discover how Muscat can be the perfect…

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Admurraya House Bed and Breakfast

Located in the central to the North East Victorian wine and gourmet region, Admurraya is an ideal retreat for weekend…

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Each year 100's of participants attend the Lake Moodemere regatta

Lake Moodemere Regatta

Every year three local rowing clubs combine together to host the Murray Rowing Association Regatta: – Corowa Rowing Club, Rutherglen…

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Moodemere Lake House

Moodemere Lake House is uniquely Australian and fully self-contained. Situated in the midst of picturesque Lake Moodemere Estate, Moodemere Lake…

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Valhalla Wines

Valhalla Wines

Valhalla Wines hand crafts wine using natural vineyard practices, traditional winemaking methods and careful cellaring in the strawbale winery, to…

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A handsome couple stands in a vineyard infront of the Warrabilla Cellar door.

Warrabilla Wines

Warrabilla Wines is the home of opulent red wines in North East Victoria. The cellar door, located just 12 minutes…

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Buller Wines

The Five Star James Halliday Winery is world renowned for fortified wines produced using the Solera System. Testament to the…

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The Muscat Mile № 2. Buller Wines

Towards Perfection, $15pp (Redeemable on purchase) Experience a Muscat tasting covering all four classifications, presented on a specially made tasting…

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Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate

The magnificent All Saints Estate hosts the renowned Terrace Restaurant awarded ‘one hat’ by the Age Good Food Guide since…

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John Gehrig Wines

John Gehrig Wines Rutherglen

John Gehrig Wines is a fifth generation family run winery, located on the East side of Rutherglen. The cellar door…

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The Tower - Mount Ophir Estate

Mount Ophir Estate – The Tower

The extraordinary French provincial ‘Tower’ at Mount Ophir Estate was completed in 1903. Now, after 115 years after its construction,…

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Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

The Rutherglen Gold Battery was erected in 1908 for the purpose of crushing quartz from nearby reefs to extract gold.…

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Pleanty of space to sit around enjoying each others company

Carlyle Court

Located on the edge of the Rutherglen rail trail and a short stroll from the main street of Rutherglen, Carlyle…

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Playground and little bike track

Rutherglen Apex Park

Apex Park in Rutherglen has a well equipped playground and skate park with a small bike circuit for the little…

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