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.
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.