Take a detour to Stawell on your tour of the Grampians. Only 20-minutes away from Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, there is plenty to see in this old mining town.
Race to the finish
Be a part of the excitement as the country's best runners decend on Stawell for the Stawell Gift foot race, a part of the historic Easter festival since way back in 1878. Check out the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame to learn more about this iconic 120-metre dash.
Explore the Stawell Cultural Heritage Trail to see the town's striking gold rush architecture. Take a wander through the Town Hall, see gold rush artefacts and nineteenth century costumes at the Pleasant Creek Courthouse Museum, and visit the historic Stawell railway station.
Discover the Stawell Ironbarks Forest by bike or on foot. Located in the Deep Lead Nature Conservation Reserve, the forest is best seen in spring, when wild blooms are in season. Take in the natural surrounds and try to spot some of the endangered species that have made this forest one of the most important conservation sites in Victoria.
Travel to nearby Black Range and take the walk to Bunjil's Shelter – a huge rock overhang with ancient rock art depicting Bunjil, an Aboriginal spirit figure.