Bullawah Cultural Trail
Bickerton street, Wangaratta VIC
The Bullawah Cultural Trail project was created to celebrate and share the ancient stories, knowledge and skills of our local Indigenous people. Bullawah (bulla meaning 'two' and wah meaning 'water') signifies the two suspension bridges crossing the river as well as the joining of the two rivers and the coming together of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
To delve deeper into the Aboriginal stories along the trail scan the QR codes featured throughout the trail with the QR code Reader on your phone.
The Bullawah Cultural Trail is accessible for cyclists, all ages and abilities.
Bush Tucker Garden
Walk in the footsteps of the Bpangerang people and discover local native palnts, trees, shrubs, grasses and herbs found in North East Victoria. Learn how plants were used for food, fibre and medicine, and how Aboriginal people understood 'country' and managed it sustainably.
Located 1.8 kilometres from the start of the Bullawah Cultural Trail in Apex Park, Wangaratta, the design of the Bush Tucker Garden was inspired by the river's natural bends and deep water holes made by the carraragarmungee (big fish).
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The land of the Taungurung People, Traditional Owners of the King Valley region.
A three hour drive north of Melbourne, discover the King Valley, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt valleys in Australia.
Victoria’s stunning King Valley is located at the foothills of the Alpine National Park, approximately 3 hours North East of Melbourne. The King Valley wine region has become known as Australia’s home of Italian wine varietals, including Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Dolcetto, Arneis and Barbera, although King Valley varietals also include premium traditional cool climate wines.
The valley’s continental climate provides warm days and cool nights, influenced by the katabatic breeze that sweeps northward down the valley from the high country. The region takes advantage of a range of microclimates, from the slightly warmer valley floors to the bracingly cool upper slopes, enabling production of a wide range of wine styles.
The valley follows the King River which flows from the mountainous ranges all the way down to the city of Wangaratta.
Winemaking in the King Valley dates back to the late 19th century with the Brown family planting their first vines in Milawa in 1889. The prominence of Italian wine varietal production in the King Valley reflects the region's relatively recent history as well as the favourable climate. For many years the area was occupied by numerous tobacco farms and many of the tobacco farmers were of Italian origin. From the late 1970's favourable government policies and subsidies to the tobacco industry were phased out and the tobacco farms have steadily been replaced by vineyards.