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This friendly little township is located 25 minutes south of Ararat on the eastern slopes of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Willaura has a mixture of local businesses, including a wonderful local bakery, art galleries and a local candle maker.

It also has a recreation reserve with room to stretch your legs, walk the dog, and perhaps fly a kite. An outdoor pool (December to March), tennis courts, playground, shady trees, and free BBQs make this reserve a haven whatever the season.

A one-kilometre walking track nearby takes visitors around one of the district’s intriguing lignum swamps and offers an insight into the town’s history and unique environmental features.

Learn more about Willaura with the Grampians Way Podcast Tour