Grampians - Holiday Planner

 
 
Grampians - Holiday Planner
Grampians   Holiday Planner




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Grampians - Holiday Planner
Your
                                          Grampians
                                                       holiday
                                          CONTENTS
                                          Getting Here                                               4
                                          The Grampians Way Touring Route                                6
                                          Our Parks will leave you breathless 8
                                          Step into an ancient landscape                            10
                                          Top 10 walks                                              11
                                          Explore the great outdoors                               12
                                          Your Eastern Grampians holiday                            14
                                          Your Northern Grampians holiday 26
                                          Your Southern Grampians holiday 38
                                          Great Southern Touring Route                             45
                                          Your Western Grampians holiday                           46
                                          Fishing53
                                          A journey of discovery awaits                             54
                                          Connect with an ancient culture                           56
                                          Sip & Savour The Grampians Way                            58
                                          Grampians Events                                          60
                                          Family fun                                                62


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                                          Published October 2019 by Grampians Tourism Board Inc
                                                      www.grampianstourism.com.au
                                           Information in this booklet is correct at time of printing.
                                                Design by Artifishal Studios · artifishal.com.au
Silent Street   Photo by Rob Blackburn     Front cover image: Hollow Mountain by Kristel Chaplin



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Travelling by car
    The Grampians region is well serviced by major
                             Adelaide
    highways, whether travelling from Melbourne,
    Adelaide or the Great Ocean Road.
    Melbourne to Ararat — 2hrs         Murray Bridge
    Melbourne to Halls Gap — 3hrs


                                                                                                                   GETTING HERE
    Melbourne to Hamilton, via Dunkeld — 3.5hrs
    Melbourne to Horsham —­ 3.5hrs
    Adelaide to Horsham — 4.5hrs
    Adelaide to Hamilton — 5.5hrs
    Twelve Apostles to Dunkeld — 2hrs

    Travelling by train/bus/plane
    There are many public transport options operated by
    Public Transport Victoria including rail service to Ararat,   A8


                                                                         Adelaide, 2 hours                                                       Mildura, 3 hours
    Horsham and Stawell, connecting to Melbourne and
                                                                         Keith
    Adelaide. V/Line operate a coach service to Hamilton
    and both coach and tour operators can connect you
    to the region’s attractions. Visit ptv.vic.gov.au or                                                                                       Warracknabeal
                                                                       Bordertown                          Nhill
    call 1800 800 007. Tullamarine International Airport                                         A8                 A8

    Melbourne and Avalon Airport are the nearest airports.
                                                                                                                               Dimboola

    Mobility access                                                                                                                 Murtoa               Rupanyup             St Arnaud
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    An ‘all-terrain, single wheeled, TrailRider wheelchair’
    is available to access a range of easy to medium level                                                  Natimuk                   Horsham
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        91 High Street             20 O’Callaghan Parade                                                                                                         Lake Bolac
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        1800 657 158               1800 633 218                                      Mount Gambier                                                                                                  Melbourne
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        Dunkeld:                   Stawell:                                                                                                                                                                  A1


        Parker Street              Pickers Market,                                                    A1



        03 5577 2558               62 Longfield Street
        Halls Gap:                 1800 065 599                                                                                                                                                         Geelong
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        Grampians Road             St Arnaud:                                                                            A1
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        Hamilton:                  1800 014 455                                                                                Port Fairy
        Lonsdale Street
        1800 807 056                                                                                                                                                Port Campbell


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TAKE A
                               ROAD TRIP



                                                                                                                                                       The Grampians Way Touring Route


         With another jaw-dropping view around every bend, the Grampians
             is the ultimate destination for a road trip. Hit the road and                               SOUTHERN ROUTE                            NORTHERN ROUTE
          circumnavigate the majestic Grampians National Park along the                                  The southern region of the Grampians      The northern Grampians possesses
         winding Grampians Way. The best way to explore the whole region!                                offers a blend of provincial charm and    some of the world’s most spectacular
                                                                                                         natural attractions. From the gentle      natural scenery and a rich heritage.
    Put together an itinerary that’s all your        heritage centres. With farm-gate provedores,        buzz of Dunkeld, Penshurst, Hamilton,     Exploring the north, you will
    own, or follow one we’ve created for you.        acclaimed fine dining, cosy cafes serving           Coleraine and Cavendish to the            find diversity from the stunning
                                                     delicious local produce, and 5-star wineries to     magnificence of ancient volcanoes and     Grampians National Park to the
    Hop on and off the Grampians Way route to
                                                     visit, there is something to delight every taste.
    experience all of the National Park’s majestic                                                       tranquil waterfalls, there is something   quaint towns of St Arnaud, Stawell,
                                                     Wide-open spaces, dramatic landscapes
    wonders, plus find the best of what lies on                                                          to be discovered at every turn.           Great Western and Halls Gap.
    its doorstep. Discover the various towns         and endless opportunities await you as you
                                                     road trip around the spectacular southern
    and villages, with plenty to see, eat and do.
                                                     extremity of the Great Dividing Range.
    Enjoy the Grampians unique culture, and
                                                     For more details, maps and itineraries, go
    explore ancient rock art sites, learn about
                                                     to visitgrampians.com.au/plan-your-trip
                                                                                                         EASTERN ROUTE                             WESTERN ROUTE
    Aboriginal history and visit art galleries and
                                                                                                         The eastern route provides a scenic       In the regions West, you will discover
                                                                                                         drive with magnificent views along        world renowned rock climbing sites,
                      START YOUR JOURNEY HERE                                                            the eastern edge of the Grampians         wide open spaces and delectable
                View these routes on your mobile and take them on the road
                                                                                                         National Park. A fantastic perspective    food and wine offerings including
                    Point your camera at the code, use a QR reader,
                                                                                                         of the jagged mountain ranges.            historic olive groves. Pace yourself
                                     or use this link:
                                                                                                         Pausing along the way, explore the        and discover the delights that
               https://www.visitgrampians.com.au/plan-your-trip/
                                                                                                         local towns of Pomonal, Moyston,          Horsham, Natimuk, Lower Norton and
                   self-drive-itineraries/grampians-way-map
                                                                                                         Ararat, down to Lake Bolac.               the Wartook Valley have to offer.

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OUR PARKS
                                                                                                         WILL LEAVE YOU
                                                                                                          BREATHLESS
                                                                                                                                                                    View from Mt Sturgeon
                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Julian Kingma




    GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK                                                              LITTLE DESERT NATIONAL PARK                       LANGI GHIRAN STATE PARK
    Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and                       A desert only in name, this 132,000 hectare       Granite peaks and sloping woodlands are a
                                                                                          National Park stretches from the Wimmera          feature of the pleasant walk to the summit,
    breathtaking views, the Grampians National Park is one of Victoria’s most             River to the South Australian border and is       with views of the surrounding plains in the
    popular destinations. Famous for its spectacular scenery, the 168,000                 popular for experienced 4WD enthusiasts.          east and the Grampians in the west.
    hectare park is also regarded for its ecological diversity and south-eastern
    Australia’s highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art. When it comes to            MOUNT ARAPILES/                                   BLACK RANGE STATE PARK
    walks and hikes, there are many to choose from for all capabilities, taking           TOOAN STATE PARK                                  Central to the creation stories of the
                                                                                          The rugged sandstone peaks of Mount Arapiles      Jardwadjali people, this park contains a
    you to spectacular waterfalls, lookouts, rock formations and escarpments.             are recognised world-wide as a premier rock       significant Aboriginal cultural site,
                                                                                          climbing destination. A sealed road to the        Mudadgadjiin, and a diverse mix of flora
    Step out and explore the Grampians           Silent Street and the Pinnacle via the   summit takes visitors to a scenic viewing area.   and fauna.
    National Park’s spectacular natural          Wonderland Loop Hike, departing from
    beauty on foot. There are many walks         Halls Gap. To the north, the Hollow      MOUNT NAPIER STATE PARK                           MOUNT COLE STATE FOREST
    and hikes on offer, from a gentle stroll     Mountain Walk with it’s spectacular      AND BYADUK CAVES                                  Mt Cole State Forest near Ararat is a walker’s
    to a full day adventure or the recently      rock formations and views over the       Home to Mount Napier, the youngest volcano        paradise. The park has seasonal waterfalls,
    launched multi-day Grampians Peaks           Wimmera, is worth the rock scrambling    in Victoria, and the Byaduk Caves, considered     shaded picnic grounds, campsites and
                                                 and for awe-inspiring 360 degree         Australia’s most extensive and accessible set     4WD tracks. Visit for the Beeripmo Walk.
    Trail. For shorter walks that are suitable                                            of lava rock formations.
    for any age or fitness level try the Venus   vistas from the southern Grampians,
    Baths Loop Walk or the Balconies             Mount Abrupt and Mount Sturgeon                                                            KANAWINKA GEOTRAIL
                                                                                          ST ARNAUD RANGE
    Walk, both walks are easily accessible,      walks will get your blood pumping.                                                         Victoria’s south-western volcanic plains are
                                                                                          NATIONAL PARK                                     part of Australia’s most extensive volcanic
    flat and less than 2 kilometres long.        Call into a local Visitor Information
                                                                                          Experience the relatively untouched Box           province. The Kanawinka Geotrail takes you
    For more of a challenge, hikers can          Centre or Brambuk — The National
                                                                                          Ironbark forest, and find a native ground         on a journey including Mount Eccles and the
    spend up to half a day exploring Venus       Park and Cultural Centre, Halls          orchid. The Upper Teddington Reservoir is a       nearby tumuli. For more information, call into
    Baths, Splitter Falls, the Grand Canyon,     Gap, for more walk information.          peaceful place for picnics and camping.           the Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre.

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TOP 10 WALKS
                                                                                ■ The Pinnacle                                               the south. Keep an eye open for wedge-tailed
                                                                                                                                             eagles, nankeen kestrels and peregrine falcons.
                                                                                    The iconic Pinnacle walk and lookout is one of
                                                                                                                                             For the best walking experience explore
                                                                                    the highlights of the entire Grampians region.
                                                                                                                                             Mount Abrupt in Spring to early Summer.
                                                                                    Hikers are rewarded with stunning views of
                                                                                    Halls Gap and the Grampians’ many peaks.             ■ Mt William
                                                                                    There are three walking options to reach The             At 1,167 metres, Mount William is the highest
                                                                                    Pinnacle varying in distance and difficulty.             point in the Grampians National Park and
                                                                                ■ Boronia Peak Trail                                         provides great 360-degree views of mountain
                                                                                                                                             ranges and open plains. From the Mount
                                                                                    Boronia Peak involves a rocky climb up to                William carpark it takes a moderately fit
                                                                                    the summit which rewards you with superb                 person approximately 45 mins to walk to the
                                                                                    views towards Lake Fyans in the east and over            summit. Despite the steep walk the great views
                                                                                    the Fyans Valley. The entire trail is complete           make it a must see for anyone wanting to see
                                                                                    with epic views as you wind your way to the              the entire Grampians from one lookout.



                STEP INTO AN
                                                                                    peak. From the trail you can take another
                                                                                    path that leads you to Brambuk Aboriginal            ■ Mt Sturgeon
                                                                                    Cultural Centre to experience Australia’s                The Mount Sturgeon walk is suitable for fit
                                                                                    native flora and fauna and Aboriginal culture.           and adventurous walkers, it involves water
                                                                                ■ Venus Baths                                                crossings, slippery track surfaces and rock
                                                                                                                                             hopping. The summit offers panoramic views



             ANCIENT LANDSCAPE
                                                                                    An easy stroll starting in the center of Halls           of the surrounding ranges and volcanic plains,
                                                                                    Gap follow the 2.3km track and cross over                and over Dunkeld. Return by the same route.
                                                                                    Stony Creek at the small bridge to the Botanic
                                                                                    gardens. Take water and snacks and enjoy             ■ The Balconies
                                                                                    the peace and quiet. A walking track follows             From the same car park as reeds Lookout you
         Mount Rosea                                                                the river up to several deeper rock pools. The           can walk the relatively easy two kilometers
                                                                                    track is flat with no obstacles makes for an             on to the Balconies for panoramic views of
                                                                                    enjoyable walk and great scenery for all ages.           Victoria Valley and the surrounding ranges.
                                                                                ■ Hollow Mountain                                            The unusual rock formations that stick out
             The Grampians Peaks Trail provides an intimate and unforgettable                                                                of the mountain make this spot particularly
              experience of dramatic peaks, panoramic views and an ancient          Hollow Mountain walk is suitable for fit and             unique. The balconies are a great spot for
                                                                                    energetic walkers and can involve slippery               fresh misty mornings and sunset views.
             rugged landscape through the majestic Grampians National Park.         track surfaces, rock hopping and rock
                                                                                                                                         ■ The Piccaninny
                                                                                    scrambling. From the car park, follow the
                                                                                    sign-posted gravel track as it climbs gradually          The view from the summit of the Piccaninny
                When completed, the Grampians Peaks Trail will be a 13 day-         through a wide open gully surrounded by rocky            walk provides excellent views of Mt Abrupt and
               12 night walk connecting the massive sandstone outcrops near         cliffs. Once on rock, the track climbs steeply           the nearby town of Dunkeld with its impressive
                                                                                    over rocky ledges and past wind scoured                  and unique landscape. Take the gradually
                 Mt Zero in the north to Mt Abrupt overlooking the Dunkeld          caverns to a rocky summit which offers views             climbing track through open forest that provides
                                                                                    over Mt Stapylton Amphitheatre and the                   stunning wildflower displays during Spring.
                    township and surrounding volcanic plains in the south.          Wimmera Plains. Return by the same route.
                                                                                                                                         ■ Tunnel Track from Pomonal
                                                                                ■ Mount Abrupt
                   Walkers can experience the popular Stage One walk,                                                                        From the Tunnel Road Carpark the track
                                                                                    Mount Abrupt is a steep track that winds its             begins its steady climb past rocky outcrops
                 a 3 day-2 night loop starting at Halls Gap. The 36km walk          way through Grampians bushland and up                    to the top of the range. Descending the other
                                                                                    sandstone rocks to the summit. Once at the               side, you gain magnificent views of the Serra
                showcases the spectacular rock features of the Wonderland           summit, take in the wonderful views of the               range. This walk finishes at the Western
                       Range and breathtaking views from Mt Rosea.                  Serra Range to the north and over Dunkeld in             Tunnel entrance. Return by the same route.

                                                                                                                         Be Safe, Be Prepared
                             For more information                                T     here are steep cliffs in the Grampians          A
                                                                                                                                                hat and sunscreen are essential in Summer
                         www.grampianspeakstrail.com.au                                 National Park. Keep to the track, mind your
                                                                                        footing and supervise children at all times.
                                                                                                                                          P    lease follow the directions and advice of signs
                                                                                                                                           Do  not cross barriers or railings. These
                                                                                  Walking
                                                                                               tracks may involve rock steps,                 are in place for your safety
                                                                                        uneven and slippery surfaces, water                 Plan
                                                                                                                                                    your timing. Ensure you return
                                                                                        crossings and rock hopping.                             from walking well before dusk.
                                                                                   A   lways wear sturdy footwear with a good tread       P lease take all your rubbish home with you.
                                                                                    A  good quality map should always be carried           D
                                                                                                                                                 ogs, cats and other pets are
                                                                                     A lways bring water and food                            prohibited in National Parks.
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                                                                                         n longer walks, carry protective clothing

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Grampians - Holiday Planner
Your EASTERN         GRAMPIANS holiday                ARARAT
                                                    LAKE BOLAC
                                                     POMONAL
                                                     MOYSTON


                                         The eastern side of the Grampians
                                         has something to satisfy everyone,
                                         from adventure seekers to history
                                         buffs, and those who like to kick
                                         back and relax. Revisit the gold
                                         rush from a different perspective
                                         in Ararat, distinctive for being the
                                         only town in Australia to be founded
                                         by Chinese miners. All within easy
                                         reach of the Grampians National
                                         Park and Halls Gap.
                                         Explore the best of the east with
                                         sweeping landscapes and natural beauty
                                         from the scenic Mount Cole, Mount
                                         Langi Ghiran State Park, Ararat Hills
                                         Regional Park and the world renowned
                                         Grampians National Park, which is right
                                         on our doorstep. With great lakes and
                                         waterways to explore, fishing fans will be
                                         right at home.
                                         For those who are fascinated with dark
                                         history, take a step back in time at the
                                         iconic J-Ward Gaol or Aradale Asylum
                                         or delve into a richer era and discover
                                         Ararat’s place in the Victorian gold rush
                                         at Gum San Chinese Heritage Museum.
                                         If food and wine is more your style then
                                         there is no shortage of fine restaurants
                                         and award winning wineries to indulge
                                         in. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at a local
                                         cellar door or cafe and tantalise the
                                         tastebuds on wines, beers and ciders
                                         made right here in the Grampians.
                                         Accommodation including motel and
                                         camping options are aplenty in Ararat,
                                         from luxury glamping and modern
                                         motels to established caravan parks
                                         in the heart of town to the picturesque
                                         Greenhill Lake. If you prefer sites off
                                         the beaten track, the Eastern side of the
                                         Grampians have plenty to offer including
                                         Lake Bolac and Pomonal.
                                         Enjoy exploring the nearby rural towns
                                         of Buangor, Willaura, Streatham and
                                         Moyston — the birthplace of Australian
                                         Rules Football. With so much to see
                                         and do, why not make Ararat your next
Mount Langi Ghiran                       holiday destination?
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Lake Bolac Eel Festival




         Jailhouse Rock Festival, Ararat
                                                                                                                                                             Red Rock Olives


                    BUCKET LIST            ARARAT                                           LAKE BOLAC
                                           Located at the foothills of the Grampians        Lake Bolac is located on the Glenelg Highway/
                                           and surrounded by picturesque grazing            Ararat–Mortlake Road, 50 kilometres south of
     ■ Alexandra Gardens                   country, Ararat is the centrepiece in a          Ararat and is within easy driving distance to
     ■ One Tree Hill Lookout               region of tranquil and inspiring natural         the Grampians National Park and The Great
                                           attractions, including the Grampians             Ocean Road. An important service centre
     ■ Ararat Gallery TAMA                 National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount         for the surrounding farms, the township
                                           Cole, Mount Buangor and Ararat Hills             is also an attraction in its own right. The
     ■ Visit Lake Bolac
                                           Regional Park. Nearby is the Grampians           freshwater lake is 27 kilometres around the
     ■ Pomonal Estate Winery               Wine Region, an historic and expanding           foreshore and covers 1,460 hectares. When
                                           wine district renowned for high quality          full, Lake Bolac is about 6 to 7 feet deep and is
     ■ Red Rock Olives                     wines and scenic vineyards. Experience           a popular boating, fishing and sailing area.
     ■ Aradale & J Ward                    the abundance of diverse cultural and                                                                                  Lake Bolac
                                           historical attractions, including the chilling
     ■ Green Hill Lake                     J-Ward Gaol and Aradale Asylum, unique
                                           institutions that will captivate all who         MOYSTON
     ■ Ararat Skate Park                   walk through their ghostly steel doors.          Moyston is a beautiful stopping point on the
     ■ Clayfield Wines                                                                      main tourist road to the Grampians between
                                                                                            Ararat and Halls Gap. The discovery of gold
     ■ Mountainside Wines                  POMONAL                                          in 1857 started a small gold rush and the
                                           Stop to smell the wildflowers at Pomonal, a      establishment of a township. Wine lovers
     ■ A.T. Richardson Wines                                                                know the name for the red wine produced at
                                           picturesque village set against the dramatic
     ■ Mt Langi Ghiran Winery              backdrop of the Grampians National Park          surrounding vineyards, but Moyston is also
                                           and only a short 10 minute drive from            the birthplace of Australian Rules Football.
     ■ Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre                                                      The Moyston General Store and Café
                                           Halls Gap. Famous for its native flowers
     ■ Montara Wines                       and orchids, the area’s rolling green hills      provides a unique culinary experience
                                           make a gorgeous backdrop to nature walks,        and a lovely welcoming atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                                       Moyston General Store
                                           vineyards visits and farm gate expeditions.

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Accommodation                                                                                                               Accommodation
 THE APARTMENT                                                 ACACIA CARAVAN PARK                                          THE BLUE HOUSE                                               GRAMPIANS POMONAL COTTAGES
                                                               & HOLIDAY UNITS




 Beautifully appointed, self-contained Apartment that                                                                       The Blue House is the perfect place to rest, relax and       Pomonal Cottages offers six 2 bedroom self-contained
 provides privacy with excellent facilities and Grampians      • Brand new cabins                                           rejuvenate. Located at Mountainside Wines, The Blue          cottages and one 3 bedroom cottage. Each cottage has a
 Mountain views over pasture land. Boasting air-conditioned    • Pet friendly with dog wash                                 House started life as the local post office. It is a self-   fully equipped kitchen, separate bedrooms, lounge area
 accommodation with outdoor BBQ area and fire pit, great       • Large drive-thru sites/dump point                          contained cottage with a queen bedroom, fully equipped       and bathroom. All cottages are airconditioned, and some
 for roasting marshmallows and looking up at the stars.        • Solar heated pool/camp kitchen                             kitchen and wood fire.                                       have wood heaters. The cottages are set on 14 acres
 The Apartment has plenty of open space, with easy access      • Owner operated & family friendly                           With its own entrance, The Blue House is secluded and        surrounded by native bushland and wildlife including lots
 to the many attractions that The Grampians has to offer,      • Walking distance to town                                  quiet. As television, mobile phone and internet access is    of kangaroos and birds. There is a lagoon pool and a large
 like Halls Gap, Great Western, Ararat and Dunkeld.            • Close to regional attractions                              not available peace and serenity is assured.                 recreation room ideal for group or family gatherings.

 1481 Ararat Halls Gap Road, Moyston                           6 Acacia Avenue, Ararat 3377                                 197 Mount Cole Road, Warrak 3377                             3445 Ararat Halls Gap Road Pomonal
 T: 03 5354 2545                                               T: 03 5352 2994                                              T: 03 5354 3279                                              T: 03 5356 6300 • M: 0466 002 140
 M: 0409 640 693                                               E: info@acaciatouristpark.com                                E: info@mountainsidewines.com.au                             E: pomonalcottagesgrampians@gmail.com
 E: caron.fraser@bigpond.com                                   www.acaciatouristpark.com.au                                 www.mountainsidewines.com.au                                 www.pomonalcottages.com.au


 WANDERLUST GLAMPING                                           PYRENEES CARAVAN PARK




 Wanderlust Glamping proudly introduced Glamping               Pyrenees Caravan Park is a family owned and operated
 to the Grampians region adding luxury to the camping          park located in a tranquil bush setting in the rural
 experience. Camping the easy way – just show up and           city of Ararat. Pyrenees Caravan Park offer cabin
 relax while full set up and pack down is provided for you.    accommodation, powered caravan sites (some with
 We can help you organise the ultimate couples getaway,        ensuite) and campsites. Pets are welcome on campsites.
 girls trip or family adventure with our range of bell tents   Enjoy the facilities, including the free barbeque area and
 & boho caravans . We set up at selected camp grounds          children’s playground. Make use of the laundry facilities,
 in the Grampians as well as Winery Glamping at Seppelt        amenities block, Wi-Fi and shaded campgrounds.
 Wines. Get outdoors and sleep under the stars!
                                                               6003 Pyrenees Highway, Ararat
 Ararat • M: 0400 899 964                                      T: 03 5352 1309
 E: bookings@wanderlustglamping.com.au                         E: pyreneescaravanpark@outlook.com
 www.wanderlustglamping.com.au                                 www.pyreneescaravanpark.com                                    Lake Bolac Eel Festival




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Attractions

              Discover Ararat’s Most Visited Attractions                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                18 Hole Golf Course
                                                                                                                                                                Bowling Green
                                                                                                                                                               Family Bistro & Bar
                                                                                                                                                               Member’s Bar & Lounge
                                                                                                                                                               Gaming Room




             ARADALE • ARARAT LUNATIC ASYLUM
         Step back into the past and explore a dark intriguing part of Ararat’s history
                                       www.jward.org.au                                                       118 Golf Links Road, Ararat, Victoria, 3377
                 GUIDED TOURS ON WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11am and 2pm                                         info@araratchalambargolf.com.au
                                                                                                              (03) 5352 4297
                 Group bookings at other times by arrangement. Phone: 5352 3357
                               Extra tours available on public holiday weekends




          J WARD • Asylum for the Criminally Insane
                                          Explore the other side ...
                                        www.jward.org.au
                         OPENING TIMES Mon – Sat: Tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
             Sunday, Public and School Holidays: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
         For enquiries and group bookings Phone: 5352 3357 Ghosts & paranormal investigations: 1300 390 119



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Attractions                                                                                                                     Food & Wine
                                                                                                                                 WIMMERA HILLS WINERY                                                   MINERS RIDGE WINES




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miners Ridge wines are nestled on the foothills of the Grampians
                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the Great Western area of Victoria. They make premium single
                                                                                                                                 • Boutique winery                                                      vineyard wines using traditional methods of hand harvesting with
                                                                                                                                 • Distillers of gin and liqueurs                                       minimal intervention. The recently opened wine tasting room on
                                                Experience and learn about the discovery                                                                                                                the property provides people an opportunity to visit where the
                                                                                                                                 • Self contained cottage available
                                                of gold by migrants of Southern China,                                                                                                                  grapes are grown, meet the owners and taste their wines.
                                                                                                                                 • Pyrenees and Grampians wine regions                                  A converted train carriage on the property operates as a Bed &
                                                their settlement of Ararat and life on the
                                                                                                                                 • Discover Glenpatrick and Nowhere Creek                              Breakfast for those wanting the whole experience and a place to
                                                Victorian goldfields.
                                                                                                                                 • Please phone ahead for wine and gin tastings                         base themselves while they explore the area.

                                                                                                                                 606 Elmhurst-Glenpatrick Road, Elmhurst 3469                           135 Westgate Rd, Armstrong
                            Interactive exhibits, activities & beautiful displays                                                T: 0418 141 685                                                        M: 0438 039 727
                                                                                                                                 E: winery@wimmerahills.com.au                                          E: minersridgewines@bigpond.com
                               Open 7 days 11:00am - 4:00pm gumsan.com.au                                                        www.wimmerahills.com.au                                                www.minersridge.com.au


 LANGI MORGALA MUSEUM                                           JAMES McMURTRIE GLASS BLOWING
                                                                STUDIO AND GALLERY




 Originally a wool and grain store, Langi Morgala Museum
 now houses a fascinating and unique collection of district
 curiosities, artefacts and memorabilia, including the          Stunning, unique and Australian made, James’ artworks are
 Mooney Collection of Aboriginal artefacts. A rare              inspired by the Grampians range that surround his
 opportunity to glimpse the everyday lives of our               glassblowing studio. With over 25 years of experience using
 earliest residents.                                            traditional techniques and tools, James skilfully creates high             Considered one of the most breathtaking vineyards in Australia, Mount Langi Ghiran is
  Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday • 10am-3pm,              quality functional and sculptural glass. If you want to enjoy                         set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great Dividing Range.
                         Saturday 1-4pm.                        the rare opportunity of seeing glassblowing in action, come         Visit our cellar door to discover our celebrated Shiraz, acknowledged by James Halliday as “the benchmark for cool climate
     Ararat & District Historical Society Inc. and volunteers   and visit James in his studio – you’ll be blown away.              Shiraz”, or to soak up the beautiful surrounds in a relaxed, picnic style setting. Simply bring along your picnic feast, select your
 50 Queen Street, Ararat                                        Open most days or by appointment.                                         favourite Langi wine and enjoy our complimentary picnic accessories, including rugs, glassware – and even bicycles.
 T: 03 5352 3117                                                                                                                                          80 Vine Rd, Bayindeen • T: 03 5354 3207 • E: info@langi.com.au
 E: langimorgala7@gmail.com                                     63 Springwood Hill Rd Pomonal
 http://sites.google.com/site/museumlangimorgala                M: 0427 949 921 • www.jamesmcmurtrie.com.au                                                 www.langi.com.au • Facebook & Instagram: @mtlangighiran



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Food & Wine
 MOUNTAINSIDE WINES




 • Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
 • Shiraz, Nebbiolo and Viognier
 • Located at the base of Mt Cole, 20 mins east of Ararat
 • Cellar door Thursday to Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm
    or by appointment
 • Cheese platters available                                                                                                                                    Breaking the mould with cutting edge blends of alternate varieties and
 •W  ine tours available in the                                                              Visit the farm gate                                                 a modern approach to traditional varieties. Join us for a tasting.
    Mountainside Wines touring car                                                            cafe now!                                                                  ATR Wines | 103 Hard Hill Road | Armstrong VIC 3377
 197 Mount Cole Road, Warrak 3377                                                                                                                                  www.atrwines.com.au | adam@atrwines.com.au | 0438 066 447
                                                                                              redrockolives.com.au
 T: 03 5354 3279                                                                              0414 887 755                                                            Open for tasting and sales 1pm-5pm Thursday-Sunday
 E: info@mountainsidewines.com.au                                                             3594 Ararat - Halls Gap Road,
 www.mountainsidewines.com.au                                                                 Pomonal, 3381                                                        Global Influence | Regional Footprint | Personal Expression


                                                                                              FORAGERS CAFE                                                     CLAYFIELD WINES                                                BARNEYS BISTRO BAR
                                          Wines




                                            EST 1970




                                                                                              The opening of Foragers Café is the final milestone of the        Clayfield Wines specialize in making premium Grampians         • 10 min drive from Halls Gap
                                                                                              multi-million dollar Ararat Arts Precinct, which was officially   Shiraz produced entirely at our compact winery near            • Affordable country style meals
                                                                                              opened in October. Foragers have an emphasis on locally           Moyston. You meet and chat with the winemakers, it’s a
          M O N TA R A W I N E S                          M O N TA R A M U S I C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Rustic renovated barn style dining
           CELLAR DOOR                                      AND EVENTS
                                                                                              sourced produce and being environmentally friendly                simple affair at the tasting table with the current releases
                                                                                              wherever possible. There is both inside and outside dining        to taste and occasionally a bottle of older Shiraz is          • Picturesque views
         Enjoy wine tasting and                        Montara Music & Events is a unique
     gourmet platters overlooking the                    venue which is earthy, warm          options available. Modern Australian cuisine. Fresh baked         opened. We craft elegant and exotically spiced Shiraz of       • Indoor and outdoor seating
     vineyard and the spectacular view                 and inviting. With a capacity 30 to    goods, cakes and slices. Seven seeds coffee, hot chocolates,      considerable finesse and longevity made using traditional      • Family owned business
         out to Mt Langi Ghiran at                       100 guests events are intimate &
                                                        relaxed with a strong focus towards   a range of Love Tea official herbal teas, iced chocolates and     methods and basket pressing.                                   • Open Wednesday to Sunday
         MONTARA WINES CELLAR DOOR                     fine estate wines and casual gourmet
                                                                      dining.
                                                                                              coffees, milkshakes. Open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
              FRIDAY - MONDAY
                                                        Book your next function               and 10am-3pm on weekends.                                         25 Wilde Lane, Moyston                                         3447 Ararat Halls Gap Road
               12 NOON - 5 PM                                                                 .                                                                 T: 03 5254 2689                                                Pomonal
                                                           with Montara Wines!
       For more information contact                       For more information email          82 Vincent Street Ararat                                          E: clayfieldwines@bigpond.com                                  T: 03 5356 6337
     cellardoor@montarawines.com.au                       info@montarawines.com.au            M: 0490 340 314                                                   www.clayfieldwines.com                                         www.barneysbistrobar.com.au
                          W W W. M O N TA R AW I N E S . C O M . AU




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Your NORTHERN    GRAMPIANS holiday             HALLS GAP
                                               ST ARNAUD
                                                STAWELL
                                             GREAT WESTERN

                                     Full of beauty and charm, this area is
                                     central to the region and possesses
                                     some of the world’s most spectacular
                                     natural scenery and a rich heritage,
                                     with the picture‑perfect township
                                     of Halls Gap at its centre. Exploring
                                     the north, you will find the stunning
                                     Grampians National Park, beautiful
                                     nature reserves, quaint towns and
                                     villages and sublime food and wine
                                     experiences.
                                     The Grampians northern region is a
                                     great place for outdoor adventure and
                                     offers some of the most iconic natural
                                     attractions from The Pinnacle, to Boroka
                                     Lookout, to Mackenzie Falls and the
                                     famous Reeds Lookout and the Balconies.
                                     Some of the prettiest towns and villages
                                     sit in the northern Grampians, each
                                     with their own unique attractions and
                                     atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of the
                                     Grampians National Park, Halls Gap is
                                     a delightful small village and the area
                                     is renowned for spectacular hiking,
                                     stunning views and inquisitive wildlife.
                                     Halls Gap is also home to Halls Gap Zoo
                                     the largest regional zoo in Victoria.
                                     St Arnaud, settled in 1855 is a former gold
                                     mining town with a rich heritage and a
                                     feeling of nostalgic whimsy.
                                     The township of Stawell is a mere 20
                                     minutes drive from Halls Gap and plays
                                     host to the annual Stawell Gift, Australia’s
                                     richest foot race and first run in 1878.
                                     There’s a wealth of stories here too, with
                                     a significant Aboriginal rock art site
                                     nearby, art galleries, and a rich wine-
                                     making history playing home to Great
                                     Western, in the heart of the Grampians
                                     Wine Region with some of the world’s
                                     oldest vines. Discover vineyards, boutique
                                     wineries, great cellar doors, underground
                                     drives and the winemakers that, well,
                                     make it happen!
                                     However you choose to explore the North,
                                     there’s no shortage of places to stay, eat
Boroka Lookout                       and enjoy yourself.

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The Pinnacle




                   BUCKET LIST         HALLS GAP                                        STAWELL
                                       Nestled in the heart of the Grampians            Only 20 minutes drive from Halls Gap, the
                                       National Park, Halls Gap is a delightful small   historic gold mining town of Stawell is the
     ■ Halls Gap Zoo                   village with varied accommodation on offer       closest major commercial centre to the
     ■ Mackenzie Falls                 and activities at your doorstep. The area is     Grampians National Park. Stawell is famous
                                       renowned for spectacular hiking, stunning        for hosting the annual Stawell Gift, first
     ■ The Pinnacle                    views and inquisitive wildlife including         run in 1878. Check out the track at Central
                                       kangaroos, emus, wallabies and birds. If         Park from the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
     ■ Fallen Giants Vineyard          you prefer to canoe, fish or birdwatch, Lakes    which also showcases memorabilia of the
     ■ St Arnaud Range National Park   Bellfield, Lonsdale, Fyans and Wartook           most prestigious footrace in Australia. The
                                       are all within a short drive of town. For the    120 metre handicap race is held annually
     ■ Picnic at Stawell’s Cato Park   more adventurous, opportunities abound           over the Easter long weekend. Travel to the
                                       with rock-climbing, abseiling, canoeing          nearby Black Range State Park and take
     ■ Brambuk Cultural Centre         and 4 x 4 driving adventures close by.           the walk to Bunjil’s Shelter — a huge rock
     ■ Big Hill Lookout                                                                 overhang with ancient rock art depicting
                                                                                        Bunjil, an Aboriginal spirit figure.
     ■ Best’s Wines                    ST ARNAUD
     ■ Seppelt’s Winery                More than just a pitstop destination enroute
                                       to Mildura, St Arnaud is well worth lingering    GREAT WESTERN
     ■ Grampians Estate Winery         in for a while. Pull up a stool at one of the    Great Western is a quaint and charming
     ■ Bunjil’s Shelter                lively historic pubs, then work off your pub     township located on the Western Highway
                                       meal with a wander through town. Take a          between Ararat and Stawell. First settled
     ■ Grampians Adventure Golf        stroll through the manicured gardens of          in the 1840s by sheep graziers, Great
                                       Pioneer Park and the Queen Mary Gardens,         Western rapidly developed through the
     ■ Lake Fyans                      and admire the town’s cast-iron lace work        discovery of gold and then the planting
     ■ Grampians Helicopter Flight     verandas. Spot native wildlife, venture          of grape vines. Today, Great Western is
                                       down to the Teddington Reservoir to camp         known internationally as an historic wine
     ■ Visit Great Western             out or fish in the nearby lakes and rivers.      region producing award-winning wines.

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Accommodation
 GRAMPIANS ECO YHA                                                      HI-WAY EIGHT MOTOR INN                    HALLS GAP LAKESIDE TOURIST PARK                                      DULC Cabins




                                                                                                                    Offering spacious sites, modern cabins and now,
 Located on the edge of Grampians National Park, this                                                                                                                                  DULC single and two storey cabins are architect-designed
                                                                                                                                 even . . . GLAMPING!
 stylish eco-hostel has all the amenities you need to unwind                                                                                                                           to blend into the bushland environment. With a definite
                                                                                                                  For good reason Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park is rated
 after a day exploring the Grampians. Complete with a                                                                                                                                  ‘sense of place’, the rough-sawn timbers, polished
                                                                                                                  the No 1 park in Halls Gap on trip advisor and wiki camps.
 large kitchen and dining area, two spacious lounge rooms,                                                                                                                             concrete, wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows
                                                                                                                  The fully renovated, owner operated park, is located next
 peaceful outdoor spaces, fresh eggs from the hostel                                                              to peaceful Lake Bellfield, has an outdoor wood fire heated          have been designed with environmental sensitivity, with
 chickens and herbs from the garden, plus a variety of                       ★★★★ AAA Rating • Renovated Rooms                                                                         each cabin linked by raised walkway or footpath.
                                                                                                                  pool, private amenities, abundance of Australian wildlife and
 room types, Grampians Eco YHA is the perfect base for                         Free Wifi • Free Light Breakfast   campfires! Offering spacious sites and modern cabins. We love        Explore our treehouse and mountain view one bedroom
 your next Grampians adventure.                                                   Foxtel• Solar Heated Pool       sharing our local knowledge to guide you in the right direction.     and twin cabins.
 Cnr Grampians and Buckler Roads, Halls Gap                             28 Longfield St (Western Hway), Stawell   23-27 Tymna Dve, Halls Gap                                           9 Thryptomene Crt, Halls Gap
 T: 03 5356 4544                                                        T: 03 5358 2411                           T: 03 5356 4281                                                      T: 03 5356 4711
 E: grampians@yha.com.au                                                E: hiway8@bigpond.net.au                  E: bookings@hallsgaplakeside.com                                     E: info@dulc.com.au
 www.yha.com.au/hostels/vic/regional-victoria/grampians-halls-gap       www.hiway8.com.au                         www.hallsgaplakeside.com                                             www.dulc.com.au


                               HALLS GAP
                               LOG CABINS
                                                                                                                    Luxury accommodation in the heart of Halls Gap
                               • 12 fully self contained log cabins
                               • Wood fires
                                                                                                                         Modern self-contained 3 bedroom,
                                                                                                                       2 bathroom accommodation • Sleeps 8 HEMLEY HOUSE
                               • Salt water swimming pool
                               • Undercover BBQs                                                                  • The perfect house for families and large groups to explore
                               • Spectacular valley and                                                            the beauty of the Grampians
                                  mountain views
                               • Kangaroos at your door                                                           • Centrally located 41/2 star house on large block of land
                                                                                                                  • Uninterrupted mountain views
 245–247 Grampians Road, Halls Gap                                                                                • Heated Jacuzzi • Deluxe linen and towels supplied
 T: 03 5356 4256
 E: hallsgaplogcabin@bigpond.com
 www.hallsgaplogcabins.com.au
                                                                                                                    HEATH HOUSE
                               HALLS HAVEN                                                                          Heath Street, Halls Gap • T: 0432 900 530
                               RESORT                                                                                     E: info@heathhouse.com.au                                                Hemley Court, Halls Gap • T: 0432 900 530
                               • For business or pleasure, families,                                                       www.heathhouse.com.au                                                       E: info@hemleyhouse.com.au
                                  couples, singles or small groups                                                                                                                                        www.hemleyhouse.com.au
                               • Self cont. holiday units & cottages
                               • Gorgeous views, mountains and
                                  gardens • Free WiFi to all units
                               • BBQs, pool, tennis, games room
                               • Abundant wildlife & farm animals
                                                                                                                                                                                           Spacious self-contained 3 bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                         2 bathroom accommodation • Sleeps 8
 2103 Grampians Road Halls Gap
 T: 03 5356 4304                                                                                                                                                              • Amazing views are just the beginning • Heated Jacuzzi
 E: info@hallshaven.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                               • Close proximity to cafes, restaurants and Grampians attractions
 www.hallshaven.com.au



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Accommodation
 GRAMPIANS PIONEER COTTAGES                                                 COUNTRY PLAZA HALLS GAP
                                                                            & DARCY’S RESTAURANT                                                                                                                  The most centrally-located accommodation in Halls Gap.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Situated on four acres of native gardens, we are only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  metres away from the Stony Creek shops, cafés, bakery,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ice-creamery and restaurants. Enjoy the magnificent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scenery of the Grampians all around.



                                                                                                                                                     » One and two bedroom self-contained units
                                                                                                                                                     » Deluxe and Executive motel spa units
                                                                                                                                                     » Units with wheelchair accessibility
 The Grampians Pioneer Cottages takes you back to a time
 when life was just simpler. Set in 60 acres of tranquil bush-
                                                                            Comfortable accommodation with a range of rooms to suit                  » Guest laundries
                                                                            all travellers. Arguably the best beds in the region and all non-        » Indoor heated pool
 land, the four unique hand-built cottages offer an escape                  smoking rooms. Facilities include 3 conference rooms, licensed
 from the pace of modern life. With open fireplaces and                                                                                              » Free electric barbecues
                                                                            restaurant, gym, pool, sauna, guest laundry, games room and
 fully equipped kitchens our child friendly cottages sleep up               playground. Short walk to town centre makes this a great base for
                                                                                                                                                     » Tennis court and basketball ring
 to eight. Spectacular mountain views, stunning sunsets and                 any activity in the park. Specialists in conferencing, weddings, coach   » Gift vouchers available
 peaceful surroundings truly take you back to nature.                       tours with the facilities to match. Whether you stay 1 night or 7        » Check our website for special deals
                                                                            nights, this is the place to stay and unwind after a day’s activities.
                                                                                                                                                     21 Heath St, Halls Gap
 58 Pioneer Lane, Halls Gap 3381                                            141–149 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap                                          T: 03 5356 4249
 T: 03 5356 4402                                                            T: 03 5356 4344                                                          E: info@pinnacleholiday.com.au
 E: info@grampianspioneercottages.com.au                                    E: enquiries@countryplazahallsgap.com.au
 www.grampianspioneercottages.com.au
                                                                                                                                                     www.pinnacleholiday.com.au
                                                                            www.countryplazahallsgap.com.au


                                                                            GOLTON IN THE GAP                                                                                     GRAMPIANS MOTEL                                                     HALLS GAP GARDENS
                                                                                                                                                                                  & VIEWS RESTAURANT                                                  CARAVAN PARK
          The best kept secret                                                                                                                                                    • Set on 12 acres of parkland
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Stunning views, abundant wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tranquil location not far from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the town centre

            in the Grampians                                                                                                                                                      • Spacious Rooms/Family Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Deluxe Spa Rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Variety of cabin options for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         budget types
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Swimming Pool                                                     • Large campsites with fireplaces
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Conference Facilities, Free WiFi                                 • Jumping pillow, playground,
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Onsite restaurant open 7 days                                        swimming pool and free WiFi
                                                                                                                                                     394–404 Grampians Road, Halls Gap                                   2223 Grampians Road, Halls Gap
                                                                                                                                                     T: 03 5356 4248                                                     T: 03 5356 4244
                                                                                                                                                     E: info@grampiansmotel.com                                          E: stay@hallsgapgardenscaravanpark.com.au
                                                                                                                                                     www.grampiansmotel.com.au                                           www.hallsgapgardenscaravanpark.com.au
                                                                              Gold Award 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
                                                                                      Self Contained Accommodation                                                                HALLS GAP                                                          KOOKABURRA
 Whether you’re a camper, a glamper, caravaner or like to stay in           A modern, architecturally designed home with three spacious                                           CARAVAN PARK                                                       MOTOR LODGE
 Whether    you’re
 self-contained    a camper, aLake
                accommodation,   glamper,    caravaner
                                     Fyans Holiday   Park has it all.                                                                                                             • Spacious campsites                                              Clean, comfortable, affordable motel
                                                                            bedrooms accommodating up to eight people. This beautifully
 or like
  Kick   to and
       back  stayenjoy
                   in self-contained
                       the natural beautyaccommodation,
                                          and magnificent views from the    appointed home has a large living area opening onto a spacious                                        • Affordable self-contained cabins                                units in a quiet central location in
 Lake
  shoresFyans
         of one Holiday    Park
                of Victoria’s    hasrecreational
                              premier it all.    lakes. Swim, kayak, fish   deck, perfect for alfresco dining and relaxation, surrounded by                                       • Dog friendly                                                     Halls Gap surrounded by the
     or water ski - there’s something for all ages.
                                                                            spectacular views of the Grampians. Ideally located just a short                                      • Free Wifi                                                        Grampians National Park and native
 Enjoy one of Victoria’s premier
  Book at lakefyansholidaypark.com.au
 recreatinal lakes. Swim, kayak, fish or or call us 03 53566230.             stroll from the centre of Halls Gap.                                                                  • Family friendly                                                  wildlife. Five minute walk to cafes,
 water ski — there’s something for all ages.                                                                                                                                      • Camp kitchen & BBQ’s                                             restaurants and shops. Free WiFi.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Children’s playground                                            BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE.
 Book your getaway today.                                                   186 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap
                                                                                                                                                     26 School Rd, Halls Gap                                             26-28 Heath Street, Halls Gap
 www.lakefyansholidaypark.com.au                                            T: 0408 957 832                                                          T: 03 5356 4251                                                     T: 03 5356 4395
 or call 03 5356 6230                                                       E: info@goltoninthegap.com.au                                            E: stay@hallsgapcaravanpark.com.au                                  E: bookings@kookaburralodge.com.au
                                                                            www.goltoninthegap.com.au                                                www.hallsgapcaravanpark.com.au                                      www.kookaburralodge.com.au



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Attractions

                                                                                                                                                                                                COME AND EXPLORE THE
                                                                                You never know what you might find!
                                                                                                                                                                              NORTHERN GRAMPIANS
                          A little piece of paradise
                          nestled in the Gap
                          The World’s Best Adventure Golf,
                          challenging and fun, enveloped in
                                                                        The Pickers Market Stawell accommodates more than 30
                          nature, stunning tree canopies offer
                          shelter for the 18 unique holes,
                                                                         different site holders all under the one roof. With stock                                                                                                                            ST ARNAUD
                                                                        changing weekly, it's an indoor market with a difference!
                          6 waterfalls, 5 ponds …                                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Bible Museum
                                                                       62 Longfield Street (opposite McDonald's on the Western Highway)                                                                                                                       •   Pebble Church
                          Enjoy a coffee with some native
                          produce (wattleseed pizza, kangaroo,
                          vegan) in the Adventure Cafe.
                                                                                             STAWELL VIC 3380
                                                                            Phone: (03) 5358 5075    www.thepickersmarket.com.au
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                                                                                                                                                                          • Grampians National Park
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pioneer Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Queen Mary Gardens
                                                                        Open 7 days - 10am-5pm                                                                              walks                                                                             •   Heritage Trail
                          Enjoy a wine wandering around                Closed Good Friday and Christmas, Boxing and NY days
                                                                                                                                                                          • Scenic drives, waterfalls                                                         •   Wax Gardens
                          MOCO Gallery showcasing local              Air conditioned | Free tea and coffee | Free off-street parking | Toilets                              and lookouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   Historical Society
                          artists and artisans.                                                                                                                           • Brambuk — The National
                                                                                                                                                                            Park & Cultural Centre
           475–481 Grampians Road, Halls Gap                                                                                                                              • Halls Gap Zoo
                   T: 03 5356 4664                                                                                                                                        • Grampians Adventure Golf                                       GREAT WESTERN
 grampiansadventuregolf.com.aumocogallery.com                                                                                                                            • Art Galleries                                                  • Seppelt Winery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Best’s Winery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Grampians Estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Winery
 BRAMBUK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Toll Gate Studio & Gallery
 The National Park and Cultural Centre




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                                                                                                         grampianswinetours.com.au                                                                      •   Old Courthouse Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Railway Station Art Gallery
                                                                                                                              HANGIN’ OUT                                                               •   Stawell Leisure Complex
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Heritage Trail
       • National Park Information Centre & Maps                                                                              • Certified, safe, and friendly Guides
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Sisters Rocks
          • Bushfoods Café • Internet Access                                                                                  • Local business, operating since 2002
                                                                                                                              • Excellent reviews – Facebook and
     • Aboriginal Rock Art Tours • Cultural Activities                                                                           Trip Advisor
          • Gift Shop • Art Gallery & Displays                                                                                • S pectacular views, close to Halls Gap
           • Open daily 9am-5pm Free Entry                                                                                    • Family friendly (kids from 3yrs)
                                                                                                                              • 4, 6, 8hr sessions and private courses
                                                                                                                              • Group specials – Schools, Social Clubs
 277 Grampians Road, Halls Gap
 T: 03 5361 4000                                                    Grampians National Park
 E: info@brambuk.com.au
 www.brambuk.com.au
                                                                    M: 0407 684 831
                                                                    E: hanginoutearl@gmail.com                                                                            www.ngshire.vic.gov.au
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Attractions                                                                                        Food & Wine                         Food & Wine
                                                                          HALLS GAP HOTEL
                                                                                                                                               DISC O V ER OU R B ES T
                                                                                                                                               K E PT W INE S EC R ETS …


                                                                                                                                          *   Historic vineyards and
                                                                                                                                              cellar door
                                                                                                                                          *   Wine tasting and sales
                                                                                                                                          *   Free self-guided
                                                                                                                                              underground cellar walk

                                                                          Situated in the main tourist hub of Halls Gap, the Halls        *   Picnic and BBQ facilities
                                                                          Gap Hotel is the perfect place to visit during your next        *   Group tastings by request
                                                                          trip through the Grampians region. During the warmer
                                                                          months take in the spectacular views of the ranges from
                                                                          one of our three alfresco areas. In the colder months our        V I S IT B E S T ’ S W I N E S 111 Best’s Road
                                                                          warm log fires will keep you comfortable over an intimate        Great Western, Victoria, 3374
                                                                          meal in the bistro. Quality meals, local wines and friendly      C A L L (03) 5356 2250
                                                                          service are always on offer here at the Halls Gap Hotel.         W E B S IT E www.bestswines.com

                                                                          2262 Grampians Road, Halls Gap                                         Present this ad when visiting our Cellar Door to
                                                                          T: 03 5356 4566                                                         receive a 10% discount on any wine purchase
                                                                          E: ede@hallsgaphotel.com.au
                                                                          www.hallsgaphotel.com.au
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                             GRAMPIANS                                    KOOKABURRA HOTEL                                              GRAMPIANS ESTATE                                            HARVEST HALLS GAP
                             HORSE RIDING                                 The only pub in the centre of Halls Gap!                      GREAT WESTERN WINE CENTRE
                             • 2hr ride departs 10am or 2pm daily
                             • All levels are catered for. Ages 10-55
                             • A scenic tour includes lesson as you go
                             • Helmets, chaps, boots supplied
                             • 2hr ride $100pp 4hr pub ride $150pp
                             • Open 7 days. Bookings are essential
 430 Schmidt Road, Brimpaen
 T: 03 5383 9255
 www.grampianshorseriding.com.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harvest Halls Gap is a cafe, provedore and accommodation
                             TRACKSIDE                                                                                                                                                              business who shine a light on the amazing produce within
                             BAR & BISTRO                                 With a comfy bar and dining room our extensive                • Family owned boutique winery                              the Grampians. Join us at Harvest Halls Gap café for fresh
                             Offering quality bistro meals in a           menu provides flavours and a quality that we have             • Halliday ‘5 red star’ winery                              and delicious breakfast, lunch and grazing options alongside
                             family environment. Full bar service.        become renowned for. See our full menu on our                                                                             coffee, tea, sweet treats, local wine and beer.
                                                                          website.                                                      • Open every day 10–5                                       Don’t forget to drop into our provedore, stocked with an
                             Kids corner (DVD, Playstation).
                                                                          To avoid disappointment phone us on 03 5356 4222              • Vineyard established 1878                                 array of local produce, beer, wines and Heat at Home meals.
                             Large function centre for weddings,
                             parties, functions.                          to make your booking and to check trading hours.                                                                          Open 7 days a week.
                                                                                                                                        • Cheese platters • Espresso coffee
                             Open Wednesday to Sunday 6-8.30pm                                                                                                                                      Self contained accommodation is also available on site.
                                                                                    125–127 Grampians Road, Halls Gap 3381              1477 Western Highway, Great Western                         2 Heath Street, Halls Gap
 78 Patrick Street, Stawell
 T: 03 5358 1237                                                                    T: 03 5356 4222                                     T: 03 5356 2400                                             T: 03 5356 4782
 E: stawharn@vic.chariot.com.au                                                     www.kookaburrahotel.com.au                          E: info@grampiansestate.com.au                              E: info@harvesthg.com.au
 www.stawellharnessracing.com.au                                                    Find us on Facebook and Instagram                   www.grampiansestate.com.au                                  www.harvesthg.com.au



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Your SOUTHERN            GRAMPIANS holiday                HAMILTON
                                                          DUNKELD
                                                         PENSHURST
                                                         COLERAINE


                                             If your ultimate holiday
                                             destination “must haves” include
                                             easy access to Victoria’s much
                                             loved Grampians National Park
                                             and the internationally renowned
                                             Great Ocean Road then holidaying
                                             in the Southern Grampians
                                             delivers on the promise.
                                             Inspirational landscapes, rich cultural
                                             heritage, an abundance of creative
                                             talent and strong community pride
                                             has helped shape Greater Hamilton’s
                                             reputation as a must visit destination.
                                             Immerse yourself in Heritage and
                                             History and the Arts and Culture of the
                                             stylish city of Hamilton, along with
                                             the surrounding villages including
                                             Dunkeld, with its majestic mountains,
                                             Penshurst with its volcanic plains and
                                             Coleraine’s colonial artists and national
                                             collections.
                                             The ultimate way to combine the great
                                             outdoors with life’s pleasures is in
                                             Dunkeld. Experience chef-hatted dining
                                             at award winning Wickens @ Royal
                                             Mail Hotel and the region’s most sought
                                             after sourdough at Dunkeld Old Bakery.
                                             The majestic views from nearby Mt
                                             Sturgeon, Mt Abrupt and Mt Piccanniny
                                             are sure to inspire.
                                             When visiting nearby Penshurst a drive
                                             to the top of the dormant volcano Mt
                                             Rouse, offers 360 degree views that take
                                             in Victoria’s youngest volcano, through
                                             to ancient landscapes of the Great
                                             Dividing Range. A visit to the Penshurst
                                             Volcanoes Discovery Centre will
                                             immerse you further into the wonders
                                             of this unique environment.




View to Mt Abrupt
Photo by Julian Kingma


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Nucleus Art Sculpture




         Mt Sturgeon

                                                                                                                                               Penshurst Wetlands Garden


                   BUCKET LIST          HAMILTON                                        DUNKELD
                                        This provincial city offers easy access         At the foot of Mount Sturgeon, the southern tip
                                        to the Great Ocean Road, the Henty Wine         of the Grampians National Park and the Great
     ■ Pierrepoint Winery               Region and the Grampians National Park.         Dividing Range, is the village of Dunkeld. The
                                        The regional city retains the feel of a grand   charming main street features shops, cafes and
     ■ Wannon & Nigretta Falls                                                          the Royal Mail Hotel which is regularly voted
                                        old country town. Picturesque church
     ■	Sir Reginald Ansett Transport   spires, parks and gardens and historic stone    one of the best dining destinations in Australia.
                                        buildings reflect a proud and prosperous wool   The Dunkeld Heritage Trail will connect
          Museum                        growing heritage. A vibrant art scene, retail   you to learn about Dunkeld’s fascinating
                                        shopping precinct, gourmet food and wine,       history while enjoying a pleasant
     ■ Lake Hamilton                    and stylish accommodation add modern            stroll through the beautiful town.
     ■ Penshurst Wetlands Gardens       day appeal. The area’s magnificent outdoors     Beyond the main street, you will discover
                                        with its ancient volcanoes, tranquil lakes      the region’s best sourdough bread at the
                                                                                        Dunkeld Old Bakery and unique furniture                       Dunkeld Arboretum
     ■ Dunkeld Arboretum                and waterfalls showcase nature at its best.
                                                                                        and giftware at Gerard Murphy’s Gallery.
     ■ Dunkeld Heritage Trail
                                        PENSHURST
     ■ Volcanoes Discovery Centre
                                        Penshurst, located at the foot of Mt Rouse,     COLERAINE
     ■ Hamilton Gallery                 is steeped in volcanic history. The dormant     There is history around every corner in
                                        volcano Mt Rouse rises 100 meters above         Coleraine, an amazing journey for those willing
     ■ Ros McArthur Studio              the surrounding plains at Penshurst, 20         to take the time to learn of the fascinating past
                                        minutes east of Hamilton. The road access       of the town.
     ■ Gerard Murphy Furniture          to the summit provides panoramic views          With a settled history dating back almost 200
                                        of the lava plain. A visit to the Penshurst     years, Coleraine is one of the oldest country
     ■ MUD Gallery                      Volcanoes Discovery Centre will reveal the      towns in Victoria.
                                        unique story of the formation of the lava       The Coleraine Tourist & Exhibition Centre
     ■ Hamilton Botanical Gardens       flows known as the Kanawinka Geotrail.          located at the historic railway station, Glenelg
                                        Nature lovers will be rewarded with a           Fine Chocolates, the ultimate native garden
     ■ Mount Rouse                      visit to the Penshurst Wetland Gardens          and vintage cars are just a few of the intriguing            Coleraine Landscape
                                        and the Yatermerone Wildlife Reserve.           prospects that await you.

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