The North East Aboriginal Art Trail takes you through some of the most scenic areas of North East Victoria and may be comfortably covered in a day. Given what the venues offer though in food, accommodation and fine wines, with planning, the experience can be stretched out to a number of days.
The art trail takes visitors on a journey throughout some of North East Victoria’s most scenic drives, and now includes 3 feature gallery sites, that are incorporated within hotels, major wineries and boutique cellar doors.
Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery is the sole Victorian representative of Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation (LRAIC) and carries a large stock of their ‘Art Gang’ members’ works. It is also the regional NSW representative of LRAIC. All artworks displayed are for sale with a substantial portion of sales going back to the artists.
Director Hans Sip lives in Wangaratta and is thankful for the collaborative support of the businesses on the North East Aboriginal Art Trail. Over two hundred fine Aboriginal Art works are on display across three wonderful venues in Victoria and one just over the border in Albury. In aggregate, it is the largest display of Aboriginal art in Australia presented by a private gallery.
The Plough Inn is a historic pub built in 1864, with a large beer garden framed by old Cobb & Co stables and providing seating under a 140-year-old wisteria. The pub is open for morning coffee, lunch and dinner five days a week, from Thursday to Monday with full breakfasts on Sunday. We offer a good old fashioned pub menu complimented with beers and wines that showcase some of the fantastic local breweries and wineries.
Housed within the walls of the historic old Seppelts Winery (1886), is an amazing space utilising and enhancing the beauty of the historic old winery building in which it is housed.
Whether you’re planning to spend the day or stay for the entire weekend, De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate has a lot to offer all in the one central location. The cellar door and gallery is on the same site as the boutique accommodation which overlooks the vines, and includes conference facilities, bar and Tuileries Restaurant.
13-35 Drummond Street,
Tel. 02 6032 7999
The newly opened Myrtleford Great Alpine Road cellar door for Billy Button wines now features a significant cross-section of art including artists:
Jack Macale Loodgengardinge, (WA)
Moreen Thompson Ngukurr, Northern Territory
Trevor Turbo Brown, Victoria
Billy Doolan, Palm Island, Queensland
Billy Button & Bush Track Cellar Door is the most recent addition to the North East Aboriginal Art Trail.
161 Myrtle Street,
Tel. 03 5751 1932