Art & culture
Travel through the mountain ranges, open plains, forests and flora of the Grampians and soak up the sights that have inspired generations of artistic endeavour.
Fine regional examples
Make a beeline for the standout regional galleries in Horsham, Hamilton and Ararat, with collections that rival their urban counterparts.
Gaze at contemporary Australian photography in Horsham, admire the textures of contemporary fibre and textiles in Ararat, and browse the collection of decorative arts and rich bequests in Hamilton.
Pop into smaller private galleries and art spaces as you tour the region, which has long been home to artists thanks to its imposing natural beauty.
The earliest art and culture
Reserve plenty of time for visiting Aboriginal places of interest, especially Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, with its multimedia shows, art exhibitions, artefact displays, cultural talks, and guided tours to ancient rock art sites.
The Grampians stories
Acknowledge other cultures and their contributions to the Grampians at the museums dotted around the region. Visit the purpose-built Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat that tells the story of Chinese miners coming to local goldfields more than a century ago.
Festivals and events
Celebrate the long history of artistic inspiration at the frequent arts events and festivals held throughout the region.
Roll into Halls Gap in February for the Grampians Jazz Festival – a huge weekend boasting performances by over 130 acts. For family entertainment and cultural celebrations make your way to the Discover Dunkeld festival, or visit Avoca in March for the Avoca River and Wine Festival.