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  • Benalla Art Gallery

    www.benallaartgallery.com.au

    Occupying a striking modernist building beside Lake Benalla, the gallery presents Australian art as well as elements of the region's history. An on-site cafe is open daily.

  • Benalla Aviation Museum

    www.benallaaviationmuseum.org.au

    Uncover Australia's military air training history in Bellman Hangar at Benalla Airport. There is a unique collection of aircraft, some of which are static displays and others which are fully operational and available for scenic flights. Also see working engines, a flight training simulator, displays of uniforms, model aircraft and photographs.

  • Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum

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    Step back in time at this museum which was founded in 1967. It showcases costumes and historical memorabilia worn in the time of Ned Kelly, with the famous blood-stained sash he wore at his death kept on site. Benalla's favourite sons, Dunlop, Waller and Savage, are brought to life thanks to extensive displays of memorabilia and many visitors enjoy the silk dress display, with pieces dating as far back as 1770.

  • Benalla Performing Arts Centre

    www.bpacc.com.au

    A state of the art facility offering live theatre shows, concerts, workshops and seminars

  • Mount Samaria State Park

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    Situated near Lake Nillahcootie between Benalla and Mansfield, the Mount Samaria range incorporates a variety of scenery with spectacular vistas over the Victorian Alps, granite outcrops, high waterfalls and historic remains

  • Reef Hills State Park

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    Located just south of Benalla, this park of more than 2,000 hectares consists of mixed eucalypt forests and wildflowers, with picnic areas and walking tracks for visitors

  • Winton Wetlands

    www.wintonwetlands.org.au

    These wetlands cover 8,750 hectares, including 4,950 hectares of red gum and box grassy woodlands. They provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna including hundreds of bird species. There is an extensive network of tracks and visitors can enjoy cycling, bushwalking, picnicking and seasonal boating. The visitor centre has a cafe and offers bicycle hire. The wetlands were originally the site of Lake Mokoan - an artificial recreational lake and water supply which was returned back to its natural wetland state.