Nagambie is a stunning town on the Murray River in north-eastern Victoria. It was established in 1846 and named after the local Aboriginal word for ‘meeting place’. The first settlers were from Ireland and England, with the town being a popular staging point for those travelling further into Victoria. Nagambie Post Office opened on 1 May 1848. A courthouse was built in 1853, but was replaced by an imposing bluestone structure in 1878.
It has a population of a little over 4,000 and is just outside of Wangaratta, making it a great weekend destination. There’s lots to do in this beautiful regional centre that includes cafes, boutiques, galleries, flower shops and restaurants. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds at Ilford Park make for a relaxing day. You’ll find nature walks with incredible views at Perowske State Forest and the beautiful blue waters of Nagambie Quarry Conservation Park. Nagambie also has a large number of wineries to visit, including the region’s largest, the historic Bridgewater. There are plenty of festivals and events throughout the year in Nagambie, so whatever time of year you visit expect to find something exciting going on. Most are held around the beautiful town square or in other parks around town.
Nagambie is an hour and a half from Melbourne, making it an excellent day trip as well as a great place to base yourself for a weekend. Nagambie is a great place to spend the weekend relaxing in a beautiful town. If you love wine, boutique shopping, nature and excellent dining, then there’s no better place to relax!
If you’re planning a visit make sure to check out the latest attractions at Nagambie Heritage Centre. There are plenty of festivals that run throughout the year and if you don’t have time to visit them all then check out our events page for other great local events.
Have fun and enjoy your visit to Nagambie! Visit us at https://www.nagambie.com.au/things-to-do-in-nagambie/