Belmont (c.1900) is a charming old Victorian home with exquisite decor and antique furnishings, ideal for a quiet relaxing stay in romantic surrounds reminiscent of a bygone era.
Close to excellent restaurants and streetside cafes, it is a short stroll to the Rose Gardens with the Weary Dunlop Memorial Statue and Regional Art Gallery or a walk around Lake Benalla to follow the Ned Kelly plaques of interest.
Benalla has added another aspect to its reputation as an arts centre with a wide range of street art by prominent painters on several external building walls across the town. Tourism has been given a great boost with this artwork, its reputation growing rapidly.
Benalla enjoys a reputation for its gliding activity and finds itself as the centre for conduct of the 2017 World Gliding Championships with teams of gliders from across the world gathering in Benalla in January 2017 to compete with the best in the world.
Within a short drive is Glenrowan with its Ned Kelly Precinct, a tribute to our most notorious bushranger and his capture in the local Hotel almost 230 years ago. Famous wineries are also found here at Baileys, Auldstones, Booths and Morrisons
while a few minutes further along the Hume Freeway is the gourmet food and wine gourmet corridor of the King Valley, stretching from Milawa with Brown Bros. winery, Milawa Mustards and cheese factory down towards Whitfield with Pizzinnis winery and great eating houses.
Then there is historic Beechworth with its Ned Kelly memorabilia and gold connections and you cannot leave until you have tried the Beechworth Bakery for its tasty treats, famous throughout northern Victoria