Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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Find some of Victoria's most stunning landscapes, along with fascinating history, sublime food and wine and buzzing regional centres in the Grampians region.

Rising out of the plains of western Victoria, the rugged mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park mark the centre of this region and offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor pursuits. The impressive ranges are renowned for their unspoilt natural beauty and feature lookouts with stunning panoramic views, picturesque waterfalls, ancient Aboriginal rock art, colourful wildflowers and abundant native wildlife.

Walk the region
Lace up your boots for some of the finest walking in Victoria, or set your sights on the famed rock faces of Mt Arapiles for rock climbing and abseiling experiences. Enjoy water sports including fishing and canoeing in the region's popular inland lakes and rivers.

Grampians for wine buffs
Receive hearty welcomes at the cellar doors of renowned wineries like Seppelt, Best's, Mt Langi Ghiran and Blue Pyrenees. Sample an abundance of local produce, from ewe's milk, cheese and olives to locally sourced beef and lamb, featured on menus throughout the region. Have the meal of a lifetime at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel.

Proximity to the national park
Base yourself in the town of Halls Gap, picturesquely situated in the heart of the Grampians National Park for wonderful views of the Wonderland Range and Mt William Range. Go a little further off the beaten track and make Pomonal or Dunkeld your base for exploring the park.

Gold rush past and cosmopolitan present
Explore historic gold rush towns such as Ararat, known for its Gum San Museum that reveals the history of Chinese gold miners, or Stawell, home of the prestigious annual Stawell Gift foot race.

Seek more cultural fulfillment in the friendly agricultural towns of Horsham and Hamilton, known for their galleries, gardens and museums.

Ararat Art Gallery, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Ararat

Revisit the gold rush from a different perspective in Ararat, distinctive for being the only town in Australia to be founded by Chinese miners.

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Walking through a winery at Avoca, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Avoca

Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate wine in Avoca, nestled in the base of the Pyrenees Ranges.

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Beaufort, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Beaufort

Bump into Beaufort as you make your way west of Ballarat and pull-up for fine country fare, wines from the Pyrenees, and invigorating forest walks.

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Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Dunkeld

Be inspired by fine art, fine dining, and the stunning twin peaks of mounts Sturgeon and Abrupt in Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians.

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Bests Winery, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Great Western

Do your best to avoid being designated driver as you guzzle your way through Great Western's wineries and go deep into the underground cellars.

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Halls Gap, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Halls Gap

Get right to the heart of the Grampians at Halls Gap and spend days exploring the nearby wonders and evenings tucked in front of a cosy fire.

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Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Hamilton

Admire the grandeur of Hamilton, with its imposing buildings, majestic homesteads and manicured gardens the legacy of a prosperous wool-growing heritage.

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Horsham Art Gallery, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Horsham

Roam the banks of the Wimmera River at Horsham and acquaint yourself with the striking surrounds immortalised by Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan.

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Natimuk, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Natimuk

Peer into the shadow of the legendary Mount Arapiles and discover a postcard-perfect nineteenth century heritage town with its share of creativity.

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Grass trees, Pomonal, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Pomonal

Wake up and smell the wildflowers in picturesque Pomonal, the Grampians region's garden of floral delights, on a nature walk or a stroll around town.

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Daffodils, St Arnaud, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud

Prop up the bar in one of the many historic pubs in St Arnaud and let residents chew your ear with tales tall and true about the town's history.

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Stawell Gift, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Stawell

Cheer on the fastest in the famous Stawell Gift running race, and stay around to discover more about the town's gold rush and Aboriginal histories.

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Mount Zero, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Wartook Valley

Make a dramatic entrance to the Grampians National Park via the natural amphitheatre of Wartook Valley with its mountain views and mobs of kangaroos.

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