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Overview

Dunkeld

Discover the sights, sounds and inspiring flavours of Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians. Visit the picturesque village for views of the Great Dividing Range, explore the Arboretum and have a meal at the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel.

Royal palate

Walk down Dunkeld's main street and visit local shops and cafes before tucking into a decadent meal at the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel, winner of two chefs hats from The Age Good Food Guide. A destination in itself, the restaurant sources fresh produce locally and the onsite accommodation comes with sweeping views of the Southern Grampians.

View from above

Hike up Mount Sturgeon, Mount Abrupt or the Piccaninny and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Southern Grampians range. Opt for a self-guided tour or join Grampians Eco Tours for a half or full-day jaunt.

Wander through the Arboretum's walking track and be inspired by native flora and serene billabongs shaded by river red gum and stringy back forests. Complete your journey with a quiet moment taking in the view of Mount Abrupt at sunset.

Pencil it in

Play a round on the greens at the Grampians Golf Course or visit in time for the Discover Dunkeld Festival in October – a celebration of the town's history, culture, food and wine. The Dunkeld Cup in November is another great chance to see the town come together.

Need a time out? Rest easy with a few days at the Griffin Hill Health Retreat, a sanctuary of yoga, mediation and healthy food to feed your body, mind and soul.

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Dunkeld

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Walking & hiking

Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) Walk

This walk to the summit of Mt Sturgeon offers panoramic views of Dunkeld and the surrounding ranges and volcanic plains.

Road trips & itineraries

Southern Grampians touring route

Combine the spectacular scenery of the rugged Grampians mountain range with western Victoria's rich pastoral heritage on this inspiring touring route.

Art galleries

Ros McArthur Art Studio

Ros McArthur Art Studio is located in the large garden of "Woollahra" sheep farm in the Victoria Valley, an area known for its production of...

Parks & gardens

Dunkeld Arboretum

Stroll the 2-kilometre walking track around the waterways amongst a collection of trees and shrubs. Take in expansive views of nearby mountains at...

Walking & hiking

Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Walk

The walk to the rugged top of Mount Abrupt crosses rocky slabs surrounded by low sub-alpine vegetation to one of the park's finest lookouts.

National parks & reserves

Grampians National Park

Discover grand and rugged mountain ranges, spectacular wildflowers and a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park.

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Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Step out and explore the Grampians region's spectacular natural beauty on foot, with a short gentle stroll or a full day wilderness adventure.

Food & wine

Restaurants and cafes

Drive to Dunkeld for the main meal of deceptively simple dishes, but save room for entree and dessert at other regional restaurants and cafes.

Things to do

Nature and wildlife

See rugged mountains, vast plains, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, unique native plants and animals, majestic waterfalls and vibrant wildflowers.

Things to do

Road trips and itineraries

Throw a leg over your motorcycle or step into your car, either way a driving holiday in the Grampians comes well recommended.