Explore There's More

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Explore There's More - March 25 and 26.  

Rural City of Wangaratta, in partnership with industry, is hosting a weekend aimed to inspire local residents to get out and explore all there is to offer in our beautiful region.  

The 'Explore There's More' weekend on March 25 & 26, organised by Council's Economic Development & Tourism Team, aims to equip locals with a weekend of enticing enjoyment, allowing visitors who then travel to our region to have knowledgeable hosts with lived experiences to pass on. Our visiting Friends and Family market is our biggest tourism segment after all! 

Participating businesses are putting on special deals for locals who attend the weekend: 

  • Bailey's of Glenrowan - 10% off any dozen wines purchased in Cellar Door across the weekend. Bookings preferred (03) 5766 1600
  • Elevevation652 - Book two nights get the third night free. Direct bookings only, call or email
  • Goldrush Ballooning - $35 off King Valley/Milawa Flight. Book direct before end of May 2023
  • Milawa Cheese & Wood Park Wines - Meet the Makers Event! Join both businesses for a matches cheese & wine tasting and hear from the makers themselves. Free for locals if booked prior by mentioning this deal. 
  • Milawa Organic Beef - 10% off all purchases or a 10 pack of sausages for any purchase 100+
  • The Old Town N Country Tavern - Kids eat free Sunday from 5pm (one free child's meal per adult main meal purchased)
  • Pinsent Hotel - Pot & Global Parma for $30 by mentioning this deal
  • Politini Wines - Wine and Dolce Tasting for $15.50. Tasting sampler consists of a sample size of three Politini wines; Zizzu, Duci Bianco & Muscat paired beautifully with Nonna’s delicious cannoli, crostoli & biscotti. $15.50 per tasting sampler. Bookings of 4+ persons please call ahead.
  • The Vine Hotel - Complimentary Billson's Soda Pop with any meal. 24 flavours to choose from when mentioning this offer.
  • Red Feet Wines - Enjoy 25% off when joining wine club 
  • Indigo Vineyard - 20% off food & wine matching. Must be booked prior to day - use code LOCAL20 to book 
  • Whorouly Cafe - (both days) 2pm guided tour guided tour around the Whorouly Township finishing at the Cafe with Devonshire Tea/Coffee and samples of homemade scones with Jam & Cream. $10 per person. 1.5kms & 45minute duration. Book direct. 
  • Milawa Bread - Free bread samples for customers, smaller mill will be located within the store to demonstrate the milling process. 
  • La Cantina King Valley - 10% off all cellar door wine sales by mentioning this offer. 
  • King River Brewing - Buy 1 pot, get 1 free. One per customer, any core range pot at the taproom.
  • Morrisons of Glenrowan - Free wine tasting followed by a complimentary glass of wine. Orders welcome for free delivery.
  • Sam Miranda King Valley - Tasting plate & a bottle of Prosecco for two people $100.
  • West End Cycles - Full day e-bike hire $50 (you save $40 of standard price!). Bookings essential with payment upfront - book direct.
  • Kate's Cottage & Ned Kelly Museum - Free entry to kids under 16.
  • Murdoch Road BnB - Book one night get the second night free when mentioning this deal for two guests only. Subject to availability and cannot be used for long weekend or weekends we have a 3/4 night minimum.
  • Painter's Island Caravan Park - Locals get 10% off powered or unpowered sites for the weekend of the 24th - 26th March. Book direct, mention this deal.
  • Off Grid Living Festival - 10% off the April Event Weekend passes. Use code 'EXPLOREMORE' to apply discount. 
  • Glenbosch - Free tastings with 5% discount off Cellar Door purchases 
  • King Valley Popcorn - Buy one get the second half price on all popcorn products, gluten free baking mixes and ice cream scoops.
  • John Gehrig Wines - Spend $50 at cellar door, get a free bottle of 2 Rivers wine. 
  • Black Dog Brewery - Free Stubby Holder with a six pack purchase. 
  • Booth's Taminick Cellars - 6 for $60 on the Patch Nero & Friends varieties (normally $14 a bottle). 
  • Pizzini Wines - Book an immersive seated wine tasting experience* over the explore weekend for 2 or more people and receive a complimentary cheese plate valued at $18.*Wine tasting experiences start at $10 per person. Book direct prior to weekend to receive deal.
  • Mountain View Hotel Whitfield - Receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival for anyone who pre books lunch at the Mountain View Hotel over the explore weekend. Guests to book online via https://bit.ly/mvhbookings and enter EXPLORE in the specific requests section, or phone 03 5729 8270.
  • Lancemore Milawa - A refreshing curated welcome drink for visitors to enjoy whilst exploring the newly renovated property and grounds. 10:30am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
  • Koffie Bean Cafe - Coffee & cake $7.50 | Egg & bacon roll and coffee $9.00. Open 8:30am - 2:00pm Saturday (Sunday Closed)
  • King Valley Wine Cellars - Spend $60 and get a free bottle of Oxley Estate Chardonnay. 10am - 5pm Sat & 10am - 4pm Sun. One per customer.
  • The Olive Shop - Experience the widest range of gourmet goodies from the region. Get 50% off the Olive Shop range of marinated Olives or Oils of Milawa Extra Virgin Olive Oil. While stocks last. Lots of other great deals in store! 10am - 4pm Sat & 10am - 5pm Sun. Two items at 50% per customer.


Open across the weekend: 

  • Aroma Deli Cafe -  all about coffee, meats, cheeses, Italian food, marinades and genuine Italian culture. 
  • The Sorella Store - Stocking only the best ladies fashion brands to suit all occasions.
  • Wangaratta Library - not a member? Join for free. 
  • Eldorado Garlic & Chilli Co - doors open for all your garlic sales. 
  • McEvoy Tavern & Eldorado General Store - Pub Food, Cold drinks, friendly atmosphere & dog friendly.
  • Kingfisher Limousines - Open for winery tours, comfortable, safe and friendly environment, seats up to 8 people.

If you have any questions before completing the form, please reach out to economicdevelopment@wangaratta.vic.gov.au.   

If you're a business looking to get involved, it is not too late - complete the online form to join the fun! 

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