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Glenrowan [1] is a town on the Hume Highway in Victoria. It is famous for being the location of the last stand of Australian folk hero and bushranger Ned Kelly.


Ned Kelly was an outlaw. A bushranger, who robbed and stole. He was also held as a folk hero of the time, for standing up against corrupt and tyrannical police of the time. After two years on the run, he was finally captured in Glenrowan. The police has anticipated his arrival, and laid seige to the Glenrowan Inn. Kelly was eventually taken alive, and later executed at Melbourne Gaol.

Get in[edit]

A short diversion of the Hume Highway, just south of Wangaratta. No train service currently operates, Vline [2] operates a coach service.

Get around[edit]


  • Animated Theatre Show, [3]. This is the major attraction in Glenrowan, and has a reenactment of Ned Kelly's last stand. It goes through four rooms and sets, including one outside set. There are animated models in each set. It is interesting and well put together, but the technology shows its age, and the price of admission is very steep for what 30 minutes or so of entertainment. adults $20, children $16.  edit

You can walk around the seige site, but you will need a good imagination, as there is not much left standing to see.




There are choice of cafes, restaurants and bakeries.

  • Ned's Burger House, Gladstone Street, Glenrowan (Take the Glenrown exit from the hume Highway, and stop opposite the public amenities.). 9-9. Excellent Aussie and Greek food to be had, and a refreshing and easy stop. No chance of getting lost and Souvlaki as good as you can get anywhere. A post ski or fatigue beating stop. Under $10.  edit




Get out[edit]

Routes through Glenrowan
Albury-WodongaWangaratta  N noframe S  BenallaMelbourne

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