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

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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