The small city of Benalla is situated on the banks of the Broken River and is surrounded by intense natural beauty. The city is home to a around 10,000 people and a series of recently added residential areas offer an excellent range of real estate options combined with plenty of amenities such as shops, cafes and pretty parks.
Lake Benalla can be found in the very heart of the city and is a great place to relax and unwind on a sunny day. There are also plenty of shady spots to enjoy a picnic or simply sit and soak up the scenery along the banks of the gently flowing Broken River. The river is spanned by bridges at three different points and each of these bridges also make good view points.
Benalla’s central business district boasts a number of amenities for residents to make use of including plenty of supermarkets and other types of shops. Bridge Street East is the main street here and this long bustling shopping zone is a popular place for the city’s residents to meet.
Benalla played an important role in the legend of Ned Kelly, and people can learn more about the famous outlaw at the Benalla Museum. Following the Lake Benalla Walking Trail is a great way to unwind, while the large and lovely Benalla Botanic Gardens also feature a series of scenic walking trails as well as other natural attractions.
The city of Melbourne is situated just 188kms to the south of Benalla and this makes a great day trip destination. Nature lovers will also want to take a drive to explore the enchanting Reef Hills State Park, while the picturesque Lake Mokoan can be found just seven kilometres from the heart of Benalla.