Horsham, known as the Capital of the Wimmera, is a bustling commercial centre located on the banks of the Wimmera River. The beautiful Grampians National Park and the Wartook Valley region are only 30 minutes south-east of Horsham.

If you head north-west of Horsham, youll find the picturesque town of Natimuk and the striking Mount Arapiles which is regarded as one of the top rock climbing areas in Australia.

Take your time and indulge in some amazing breakfasts and beautifully prepared lunches at one of the many new cafes in Horsham. Good food and wine is easy to find with fresh, local produce being used in the restaurants and bars around town.

Horsham is stating its claim as a dynamic regional arts community. Be sure to stop into the Horsham Regional Art Gallery to see its newest exhibitions. 

Fast becoming the adventure capital of the Grampians region, Horsham is the official host city of the 2018 World Junior Motocross Championships.

Local tips:

  • Visit the Zumsteins Picnic Area in the Grampians National Park on the banks of the MacKenzie river. Explore the site of an historic settlement, enjoy a barbecue and take in the wildlife.
  • Discover the Mudadgadjin walk in the Black Range State Park. Take the short walk from the Mudadgadjin picnic ground through the forest to the base of this very significant aboriginal artsite, nestled in an ancient rock shelter.
  • Re-define spectacular views on the Flat Rock Walk in the Northern Grampians. Start at the Mt Zero carpark and take a short but steep walk up Flat Rock; enjoy rock pools after rain and marvel at the sheer cliffs of Hollow Mountain and Mt Stapylton.
  • Mt Arapiles State Park, located 30 minutes west of Horsham, has a stunning drive to the top of the "mount" for spectacular views. Sunrise and sunset are well worth the effort. Try something different and be at the top of the mount on a clear night to view the stars. 

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