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Fast Facts

Distance & Driving times from major cities
Wodonga to Barnawartha
16 minutes 24km
Melbourne to Barnawartha
3:10 hours 290km
Closest Major Town:
Wodonga 24km
Closest Airport:
Activities: Shopping, Bush walking, picnicking
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About Barnawartha

Barnawartha is a small, historic village, which is nestled in a scenic valley. Located just off the Hume Highway, the main highway between Chiltern and Wodonga in north-eastern Victoria, Barnawartha is the ideal stop over to break the long drive from Sydney to Melbourne.

Barnawartha was popular during the 1850's gold rush and many of the historic buildings in the village date back to this period. The village includes several historical buildings including the Star Hotel, general store, town hall and post office. The Sacred Heart church was established in 1899 and situated across the road from the town's golf course.

There are ideal picnic spots in the Indigo Creek Park which also offers BBQ shelters and a walking track.The park fronts on to the Indigo Creek.

Places to see

Murray River
Just a very short drive north of Barnawartha is the Murray River, where you can enjoy, picnics and several water sports including water skiing.

Scenic Drives
There are a couple of lovely drives which are well worth taking in the Barnawartha area. Firstly the Indigo Creek Road follows along side Indigo Creek to the south east through grazing land to the outskirts of Yackandandah and then passes along side the mountain ranges of the Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park. The second drive takes you along Oates Gap Road, the road rises and bends sharply as it straddles the mountain range which is part of Mount Lady Franklin and provides excellent elevated views of Barnawartha's surrounding countryside.

North west of Barnawartha you will find numerous wineries surrounding the neighbouring area of Rutherglen. Many of the wineries have cellar doors.


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Getting there

By Car
Located 290 kms north-east of Melbourne, Barnawartha is easily accessed by car via the Hume Highway which is the major highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne.

By Air
There are are regular air services from Melbourne and Sydney to Albury (NSW) airport which is about 30 kms away.

By Train
There are 2 nearby passenger railway stations Chiltern - 10 kms and Wodonga - 22 kms


Koendidda, an historic mansion, was built during the gold rush and is set in a beautiful garden. Koendidda County House has been tastefully restored and now operates as a bed & breakfast.

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