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Hiking the Grampians Peaks Trail? It’s worth getting off the beaten track

8 Dec. 2021

Visiting the Grampians for the incredible Grampians Peaks Trail? While you’re here, discover more of what makes the Grampians special, from spicy Shiraz and local produce to thrilling experiences and the intriguing history of our towns and villages.

A rejuvenating beverage

Find award-winning wineries and boutique breweries on roads less travelled, each with their own unique wine, beer or cider to sample.

Sip and savour with:

o Fallen Giants Vineyard Halls Gap

o Pomonal Estate Pomonal

o Mountainside Wines Warrack

o Montara Wines Ararat

o ATR Wines Armstong

o Best’s Wines Great Western

o Seppelt Wines Great Western

o Grampians Estate Great Western

o Mount Langi Ghiran Bayindeen

o Miners Ridge Armstrong

o Mount Stapylton Vineyard Mount Stapylton range

o SubRosa Wine Eversley

o Barangaroo Wines Lower Norton

o Norton Estate Lower Norton

o Clayfield Wines Moyston

o Pierrepoint Wines Hamilton

Enjoy a cool, refreshing pint at:

o Paper Scissors Rock (Halls Gap’s first award-winning brewery)

o Grampians Ale Works Stawell

Creative and historic experiences

Explore museums, galleries and the largest underground cellar in the Southern Hemisphere, The Drives at Seppelt Wines while a ghost tour of J Ward Lunatic Asylum or Aradale will ignite curiosity and get your senses tingling.

Wander in awe at our galleries:

o Hamilton Gallery Hamilton

o Horsham Town Hall & Regional Art Gallery Horsham

o Ararat Gallery (TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) Ararat

o MOCO Gallery Halls Gap

o MUD Gallery Hamilton

Be inspired by our local makers and creators:

o Ros McArthur Art Studio Southern Grampians

o Gerard Murphy Furniture Dunkeld

o James McMurtrie’s Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery Pomonal

The Grampians has the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia and is home to more than 80% of Victoria’s rock art sites. Discover six of these cultural sites at Bunjil Shelter, Billimina Rock Art Site, Gulgurn Manja Shelter, Manja Shelter and Ngamadjidj Shelter.

Refuel and discover

From quaint to quirky, the towns and villages of the region have a story to tell. With local eateries and farm gates with produce to match it’s easy to support local businesses.

Discover the culinary delights in the south:

o Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

o Parker Street Project at Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

o Dunkeld Old Bakery Dunkeld

o Roxburgh House Hamilton

o Izzy’s Café Dunkeld

Tantalise your taste buds in the north:

o Halls Gap Hotel Halls Gap

o Flame Brothers Halls Gap

o Spirit of Punjab Indian Restaurant Halls Gap

o Salingers Café Great Western

o Livefast Café Halls Gap

o Kookaburra Hotel Halls Gap

o Great Western Hotel Great Western

o SEN Restaurant Halls Gap

Take the culinary trail in the east:

o Moyston General Store Moyston

o Langi Café (Mount Langi Ghiran wines)

o Willaura Bakery Willaura

o Red Rock Olives Pomonal

o Five Ducks Farm Pomonal

Explore hidden gastronomic gems in the west:

o Grampians Olive Co Laharum

o Baa3400 Horsham

o The Wander Inn Wartook

o Rooh Indian Horsham

Fun-filled experiences

The Grampians offers fun activities and experiences suitable for all ages, from sensory animal experiences to outdoor adventures and personalised tours.

Sensory animal experiences:

o Halls Gap Zoo Halls Gap

o Rosehaven Farms Laharum

o Redbank Alpacas Redbank

Awaken your sense of adventure with:

o Absolute Outdoors Halls Gap

o Grampians Helicopters Stawell

o Grampians Trike Tours Halls Gap

Or take it easy with:

o Halls Gap e-bikes Halls Gap

o Grampians Wine Tours

o Grampians Adventure Golf Halls Gap

o Grampians Golf Club Dunkeld

o Ambush Grampians Tours

Take a detour the Grampians Way, find out more at visitgrampians.com.au