In the regions West, you will discover world renowned rock climbing sites, wide open spaces and delectable food and wine offerings. Rising from the Wimmera plains, you will find Horsham, a lively city with excellent opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Base yourself here and explore the attractions of the west, all within easy reach of the beautiful Grampians National Park.
The Grampians National Park is located 30km south-west of Horsham and boasts ancient Aboriginal rock arts sites and the breathtaking Mt Zero and Hollow Mountain. Meander your way on to MacKenzie Falls, Victoria’s largest waterfall that proudly flows all year round.
Wartook Valley offers magnificent sunrises, sunsets and brilliant night skies. The area is famed for its mountain views and inspiring sandstone escarpments with panoramic views of the surrounding plains, ancient rock art shelters, diverse wildlife and colourful wildflowers. The Laharum area is known for its olive groves, with heritage trees and organic farming, the Mediterranean-like climate produces award-winning olive oils. Horsham is the capital of the region and is your ideal base to explore and day trip.
The west is the perfect gateway to the Silo Art Trail, one of Australia's biggest outdoor galleries. Cruise the 200km journey from town to town and witness this innovative art project that sees renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat silos into giant works of art.
Mt Arapiles is widely regarded as the top rock climbing area in Australia and is world renowned. If rock climbing is not your thing, drive, ride or walk to the summit and take in the scenic views of the surrounding wheat plains.
Be sure to stop at the nearby picturesque township of Natimuk, with its historic buildings and a growing community arts and cultural scene.
From boutique wineries to outdoor adventures and everything in between, the west is ready for you to discover.
A short road trip west of Melbourne (around three and a half hours), Horsham is nestled in the Western Grampians and boasts a vibrant combination of culture, art, food, shopping and nature. So if you’re itching to get out of the concrete jungle, here are all the reasons Horsham should be next on your regional hit list.READ MORE
Situated only 15 minutes south west of Horsham, Norton Estate Wines produces some of Australia's finest quality boutique wines, with many gold medals to their name. Norton Estates Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines all display a great depth of flavour and complexity. Their flagship wine, the Arapiles Run Shiraz, has gained some wonderful accolades and is one wine that you must try. Visit their cellar door and sample these lovely wines today.Learn More