Stop to smell the wildflowers at Pomonal, a village on the eastern slopes of the Mount William Range. Famous for its native flowers and orchids, the area's rolling green hills make a gorgeous backdrop to nature walks, vineyards visits and farm gate expeditions.
Got a green thumb? Explore the lush wildflower gardens and nurseries on Wildflower Drive. Come in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom and check the date to make sure you're there for the Pomonal Native Flower Show.
Trails and tunnels
Explore the Pomonal Tunnel Walking Track, climbing to the top of the Mt William Range, where you will be rewarded with views of the Serra Range. On the descent, stop by the historic water tunnel that goes through the Mt William Range to supply water from Fyans Creek to Pomonal and Stawell.
Take the short drive out of Pomonal to get to Halls Gap Zoo. Pack a picnic for lunch and see native wildlife including wombats, emus, dingoes and possums in a native bushland setting.
Stop by farm gates to fill up the boot with local produce including olives, herbs and fresh fruit from the orchard on Lake Fyans Tourist Road. Need a last minute foodie gift? Pick up a few bottles to take back home from the cellar door at Gap Winery or grab some of the award-winning olive oil from Red Rock Olives.