Wangaratta is a key regional city located on the Ovens River in North East Victoria. Part of the Ovens Murray region, the municipality encompasses the Alpine Valleys of the King and lower Ovens Rivers and is a gateway to the Victorian high country and alpine regions.
Situated on the Hume Freeway, and the Melbourne to Sydney rail line, Wangaratta is a regional centre that services the surrounding agricultural area and provides strong recreational, commercial, educational, tourism and health facilities.
Wangaratta and the surrounding area are a popular food and wine destination.
A day trip for hubby & myself on a glorious summer day. Main objective being to pick up a vintage ROYAL ENFIELD motorcycle engine.….
Royal Enfield built a series of WD (War Department) motorcycles for the British war Office for WWII. The best known was the 125cc Flying Flea, though one of the bigger options was the 350cc WD/C in front of you today.
After war duty, this bike was turned into a civilian unit and was first registered for the road in 1947. In that year, it was repainted Forest Green/Black over the original British Army green, which is now visible through a few wear spots. The bike comes with a field stand, passenger seat, luggage racks and replica bags.
A bit of history above about the engine we picked up… main objective being to rebuild the motorcycle getting all the parts separately…
A very good excuse to hit the road, and all county towns in Victoria are so beautiful. The roads are a pleasure to drive and the peaceful feeling you get driving these open roads is blissful.