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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!

Being a world-class wine region, rest assured there are several walks that will take you past some of  the town’s iconic vines, but there’s so much more to Rutherglen for you to discover! See undisturbed bushland teeming with kangaroos, birds and other wildlife, 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. 

Download a PDF version of our Walks Guide, or if you're seeking a printed version, copies are available at the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre. The staff have a wealth of knowledge and will happily help you plan your day.

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