The local indigenous traditional people of Gariwerd (The Grampians) have recognised six distinct seasons and weather patterns in the region for thousands of years. These periods are defined by the climatic features of the environment, including the season ‘Petyan’, or the ‘Season of Wildflowers’.
This Father’s Day weekend coincides with the first few days of Spring; a glorious time to get out and about in the crisp Grampians air and experience some of the incredible natural and cultural attractions in our region – so don’t do brekky in bed for Dad this year, treat the whole family to brunch done the Grampians Way! Here are 6 of the best:
Only a 2-hour drive from Melbourne, Great Western is situated at the foothills of the stunning Grampians National park and is easily found on the Western Highway between Ararat & Stawell. Currently boasting not one, but three James Halliday 5-star rated wineries, the town has long been considered a wine destination and with over 160 years of Australian wine history there has never been a shortage of opportunities to discover the regions fascinating pioneering viticultural and gold-mining past. Now in the process of a modern renaissance, the well-established wine village is looking to add ‘regional foodie mecca’ to its reputation with the recent changing-of-hands of historic Salinger’s Café and a new generation of up-and-coming, chef prodigies in town. Here’s what you need to tick off your list on a trip to Great Western!