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Overview

Dunkeld

Discover the immense sights and inspiring flavours of picturesque Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians. Enjoy striking views of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt whichever way turn, explore the popular Arboretum and cap things off with an impeccable meal at the 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. A destination in itself, the restaurant sources fresh produce locally and from its expansive organic kitchen garden. The onsite accommodation comes with sweeping views of the Southern Grampians.

Pinch-yourself views

Hike up Mount Sturgeon, Mount Abrupt or the Piccaninny and be rewarded with stunning panoramic 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 3 Peaks 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 against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Abrupt.

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

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Things to do

Dunkeld

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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.

Walking & hiking

The Picaninny (Bainggug) Walk

This walk gives excellent views of Mt Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) and the nearby town of Dunkeld with its surrounding pastoral landscape.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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