Things to do
Explore Rutherglen’s Gold History
Take a wander around the historic township of Rutherglen and experience an abundance of history dating back to the Gold Rush. From the original Gold Battery (in working order) to the historic Chinese Gold Miners sites that can be explored for free.
Explore the Rutherglen Farms
Whilst out and about within the Region drop into one of the many farms that offer a wide variety of fresh produce and preserves all produced from locally grown supplies. Did you know that Rutherglen produces award wining olives and olive oils?
Experience an in-room massage
A hard day exploring the Region can only be topped off with a glass of local sparkling wine and an in room massage from our qualified Masseur. Bookings are essential prior to arrival.
Explore the Regions Waterways
Rutherglen is conveniently located to the Murray River, Ovens River and Lake Moodemere. What better way to spend your day than paddling around these waterways in your own canoe. Maybe you prefer to just sit and relax whilst waiting for that whopper Murray Cod to bite. It’s your holiday so enjoy it however you want. Picnic Hampers can be arranged in advance.
Experience the Rutherglen Wineries
If you are like most tourists who are in the area, you are likely visiting to experience the Rutherglen wineries. This is one of the foremost wine areas in Victoria and a destination that attracts wine lovers from all over Australia and even the world. We love the area just as much as you do and because of this, we have even named our rooms after some of the local wineries in the region. We know a lot about the area as well here at the Motel Woongarra and we can be a great source if you have any questions in regards to the wineries in the area.
Don’t miss a Rutherglen Wine Festival
Though there are many exciting and enjoyable events that happen in the Rutherglen area. If you are here at the right time, you may be able to experience a Rutherglen wine festival. From the well known and most popular Tastes of Rutherglen (held in March each year) to the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout (annually in June) to smaller events like the Rutherglen Wine Show, you will always find something fun and exciting that is happening in the Rutherglen area.
Stretch Limousine Winery Tours
Winery Tours in Rutherglen – relax, enjoy and experience the Rutherglen wine region in a Stretch Limousine or Jaguar Saloon.
Join Alister your driver for:
- Pickup and Delivery straight to your door
- Touring the wineries in luxury and style
- Accommodating up to 7 passengers
Why not combine a winery tour with a fabulous accommodation and breakfast package and stay at the Motel Woongarra – please refer to our Specials and Packages page.
Personalised half and full day wine tours are an affordable way to tour the Regions many Wineries.
Experience the Wine with the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout
One of the most well known events in the area is the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. This wine festival is held annually on the Queen’s birthday (June) and we are pleased to offer accommodation and Rutherglen tourist information about this and other activities annual events.
Motel Woongarra is also within easy walking distance of local attractions including restaurants, golf clubs, bowls clubs, tennis clubs, shops, pubs and more.
Visit all of the Winemakers of Rutherglen
A holiday to Rutherglen would certainly not be complete without learning about the many winemakers of the region. There are over 20 winemakers of Rutherglen that you can visit and experience whilst on your holiday. We hope you will be able to visit them all during your stay, but if that is not possible, we are able to offer some fantastic suggestions for you.
Our Rooms are all named after some of the local wineries:
- Warrabillla Wines
- Stanton & Killeen Wines
- Lake Moodemere Vineyards
- Jones Winery & Vineyard
- Campbells Winery
- Rutherglen Estates
- Pfeiffer Wines
- St Leonards Vineyard
- All Saints Estate
- Scion Vineyard & Winery
- Cofield Wines
- Morris Wines
BUT there are still more to visit like: