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Grampians Retreat is a secluded bush sanctuary near Dunkeld, so close, yet a world away from everyday hassles. It offers the perfect getaway for family or friends reunions, corporate seminars and special interest groups.

Grampians Retreat specialise in hosting environmental groups, school camps and international visitors.

Guests laze by the pool in summer, watch wallabies graze, listen to a myriad of birds and enjoy campfire nights under starry skies. Recreation camps provide thrills on the giant swing, while archery and mountain bike riding are among other adventures to be sampled. Overnight or longer expeditions take adventurers further afield. enjoy generous country style meals or choose self catering. Cabins are affordable and cosy, alongside facilities well placed for celebrations, Christmas gatherings or end of year functions.

Grampians Retreat, also known as Base Camp, Mt. Abrupt, has hectares of bushland and river flats. The new Grampians Peaks Trail, a wilderness hiking adventure is there at the doorstep. Grampians National Park is our playground, a richly bio-diverse environment, with spectacular scenery and Aboriginal art sites.

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Price & booking


$36.30 - $99.00

Wurgarri Block

Two spacious cabins each with nine single beds and ensuite facilities. Separate access to the shower, bathroom and toilet facilities. Pathways lead to the communal areas. A wide veranda with outdoor bench seating completes the building. Heating provided.

Murdadjoog Block

The building consists of three cabins, each with seven single beds, mostly in bunk style formation. Pathways lead to the communal areas. A large veranda fronts the rooms with bench style seating. Heating is provided.

Baingugg Block - Seven bed cabins

The building consists of four cabins. Two rooms have seven single beds, one rooms has four beds and the fourth room has three beds. Beds are predominantly in bunk style formation. Pathways lead to the communal areas. A large veranda fronts the rooms with bench style seating. Heating is provided.

Tassie Block

The building consists of two cabins, one with twelve beds and the second with six single beds, mostly in bunk style formation. Pathways lead to the communal areas. Verandas are at both entrances. Heating is provided.

Bunjil Centre

This is the main dining room for the complex. Also called 'The Centre', there is seating for over 80 guests. This building houses the fully equipped kitchen, large cool room, dining room, ablution blocks (with laundry) and one bunk room (6 beds) with en-suite facilities. It offers a spectacular view of Mt Abrupt and opens to the outdoor eating and leisure area and pool surrounds. Being well lit and heated, with public telephone, television/DVD player and stereo, groups enjoy the ambience of this area.

Gariwerd Function Room

This large multi purpose/function room becomes a wedding venue, conference centre or indoor recreational facility. Seating and tables provide for over 120 guests or alternatively the large space can be used for whatever purpose e g yoga studio, patchwork work space, line dancing class. A fully equipped kitchen provides for overnight visitors or is used as a servery and bar for celebrations and special occasions. There are two table tennis tables, television, piano, organ, DVD player, stereo system and a cinema complex. A quiet lounge area sits in one area. The room is well lit and heated. It can also be sectioned into two areas.

Gariwerd Getaway

This room is purpose built for wheelchair and disability access but can equally be used as a twin share motel room. Guests have a large entrance hall to the room, spacious single bed space which leads to a very large en suite facility. Heating and television complete this well appointed accommodation option. A covered veranda adjoining the room leads to the function / recreation room with a fully equipped kitchen for the use of guests.

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  • BBQ facilities
  • Camp kitchen
  • Communal lounge
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Games/recreation room
  • Laundry
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tour desk
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Self guided
  • Hiking/trekking