Glenrowan is the town in Victoria that the infamous Ned Kelly and his gang had their last stand against the police. This therefore determines that the town is a famous tourism spot. Throughout Glenrowan there is a perpetual re-enactment where the tourist can sort of live the experience.

Glenrowan was named after farmers James and George Rowan who ran farms in the area between 1846 and 1858. The township was settled in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on 22 February 1870. As stated the town is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police.

The local railway station opened in 1874 and closed to passengers in 1981.

Glenrowan is a popular rest point for those travelling on the Hume Freeway. In the township of Glenrowan, off the highway, tourists can rest, walk and examine the famous Kelly siege sites.

The whole of the town is a museum, but that said there is the official Ned Kelly Museum.

The Churches in Glenrowan are in Church Street.

The Glenrowen Hotel is a grand and classic Victorian Pub.

There is no War Memorial or cenotaph in Glenrowan.

To get the most out of Glenrowan it is important to fully immerse oneself into the Ned Kelly folklore. To that end allow half a day.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course