Things To Do

Explore Rutherglen’s Gold History

Take a wander around the historic township of Rutherglen and experience an abundance of history dating back to the Gold Rush. Visit sites such as the original Gold Battery (in working order), the historic Chinese Gold Mining sites, or visit our local museum.

Explore the Rutherglen Farms

Whilst out and about within the Region drop into one of the many farms that offer a wide variety of fresh produce and preserves all produced from locally grown supplies. Did you know that Rutherglen produces award winning olives and olive oils?

Explore the Regions Waterways

Rutherglen is conveniently located to the Murray River, Ovens River and Lake Moodemere. What better way to spend your day than paddling around these waterways in your own canoe. Maybe you prefer to just sit and relax whilst waiting for that whopper Murray Cod to bite. It’s your holiday so enjoy it however you want. Did you know that Motel Woongarra is just around the corner from Lake King with its abundant birdlife and great walking tracks?

Experience the Rutherglen Wineries

If you are like most tourists who are in the area, you are likely visiting to experience the Rutherglen wineries. This is one of the foremost wine areas in Victoria and a destination that attracts wine lovers from all over Australia and even the world. We love the area just as much as you do and as long time locals your hosts Mark and Sue are only too happy to share their knowledge and love for the area.

Don’t miss a Rutherglen Wine Festival

There are many exciting and enjoyable events that happen in the Rutherglen area - if you are here at the right time, you may be able to experience a Rutherglen wine festival. From the well known and most popular Tastes of Rutherglen (held in March each year) to the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout (annually in June) to smaller events like the Rutherglen Wine Show, you will always find something fun and exciting that is happening in the Rutherglen area.

Experience the Wine with the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout

One of the most well known events in the area is the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. This wine festival is held annually on the Queen’s birthday (June). Motel Woongarra is also within easy walking distance of local attractions including restaurants, golf clubs, bowls clubs, tennis clubs, shops, pubs and more.

Visit all of the Winemakers of Rutherglen

A holiday to Rutherglen would certainly not be complete without learning about the many winemakers of the region. There are over 20 winemakers of Rutherglen that you can visit and experience whilst on your holiday. We hope you will be able to visit them all during your stay, but if that is not possible, we are able to offer some fantastic suggestions for you.

For more information on the many wineries in our region, we suggest you try:

Rutherglen Wineries

Wine Region of Australia, review of a few of the Rutherglen top spots

Winemakers Of Rutherglen