Discover the legend of Ned Kelly when you visit the Heart of Victoria.

Explore Avenel where Ned spent his younger years at school and famously rescued the schoolmaster from Hughes Creek.  Stand at the bridge and look downriver some 150 metres and picture where Ned saved Richard Shelton.  Built in 1859, the bridge continues to stand as a monument to early road engineers in Victoria.   Take the time to visit the Avenel Cemetery.  Ned’s father, John ‘Red’ Kelly, aged 45, was laid to rest there on 28 December 1866.

Visit Euroa.  A prosperous town in the gold rush era, it became the focus of the Kelly gang’s first bank robbery.  Stand on the site of the robbery where the Gang staged a daring raid and robbed the National Bank of cash and gold in 1878.  

Explore the full legend of Ned Kelly Story through historic sites in Melbourne, North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales by following The Official Ned Kelly Touring Route.

 

 

Explore | The Kelly Legend

  • 34.46km Avenel

    Steeped in history, visit the many graves scattered around...

  • 34.97km Avenel

    Hughes Creek was named after the first settler in Avenel, for...


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