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Now’s the time for a romantic weekend getaway – The Grampians Way

5 Feb. 2021

Imagine a weekend when it’s just you and the one you love enjoying indulgent food and wine and unforgettable experiences surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. With Valentine’s Day coming up, now’s the time for a romantic getaway -The Grampians Way.

Stay

The Grampians is home to a variety of secluded and charming bed & breakfast accommodation. Pierrepoint Wines Bed & Breakfast is within a quaint Edwardian Homestead in the Southern Grampians. With a 100 acre property to roam and nearby vineyard and cellar door, it’s an idyllic place to relax and indulge. You’ll love taking in the garden and mountain views from the verandah of Grampians View Bed and Breakfast, in Dunkeld.

Also in Dunkeld, the Royal Mail Hotel has been designed to take in the grandeur of the southern Grampians and is home to the two-hatted Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, the perfect place for a much longed-for romantic dinner.

There are a number of other luxurious accommodation options to consider. High on the list is DULC, designer cabins featuring minimalist décor, abundant natural light and treetop bathrooms, ensconced in enchanting bushland. Only five minutes from Halls Gap, award-winning Boroka Downs is a collection of five opulent boutique residences nestled against the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Settle into Icon Central Halls Gap and its huge oval spa overlooking gentle sloping woodlands. Snuggle by the wood fire, unwind in the infrared sauna and rustle up a pizza in the wood fire pizza oven. For a truly unforgettable experience glamp in the vineyards with Wanderlust Glamping at Seppelt Wines. Or choose from a number of glamping options at Halls Gap Lakeside including gorgeously styled bell tents to safari tents and renovated caravans.

Wineries

Wind your way through the Grampians, hopping from winery to winery.

Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful vineyard sites in Australia, Mount Langi Ghiran near Ararat is renowned for its Shiraz - a beautifully romantic setting for a picnic and a wander through the vines.

Nearby Montara Wines is rich with the old-world charm of the gold rush days and panoramic views. Their estate-grown wines display intense fruit characteristics and elegance.

Travel north to Seppelt Wines – Great Western, one of the region’s most historic cellar doors, home to a labyrinth of heritage-listed cellars called the Drives.

Another of the oldest wineries in the region is Best’s Wines Great Western, continuously family owned and operated since 1866. Taste their excellent reds and top-quality Riesling and Chardonnay.

Head west to discover Norton Estate Wines and Barangaroo Wines, both producing delicately hand-crafted wines not far from Horsham.

Experience

The pleasant walk to the mountain summit at Langi Ghiran State Park reveals expansive views of ancient red gums, vast plains and distant mountains, in the ‘home of the black cockatoo’.

Take in the sunset at Reed Lookout, overlooking unrivalled views of Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and Mount Difficult. Walk the easy two kilometres from the same car park to The Balconies to experience the unusual rock formations that make this spot famous.

Create everlasting memories together with a scenic helicopter ride with Grampians Helicopters. Their Love Birds tour has been specifically designed for romance.

Pack a picnic of local produce and experience the region’s majestic waterfalls. The iconic MacKenzie Falls can’t be missed. You’ll find Beehive Falls with its water tumbling 25 metres into rock pools below in the north and down south are two waterfalls fed by the Wannon River.

The romance of the Grampians awaits – leave it all behind and truly be together here.

Before visiting us, we recommend you review your travel plans in line with the latest safety guidelines: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert. And take a look at our guide to travelling the Grampians responsibly and safely.