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Great Western

Great Western is a quaint and charming township located on the Western Highway between Ararat and Stawell.

First settled in the 1840s by sheep graziers, Great Western rapidly developed through the discovery of gold and then the planting of grape vines. Today, Great Western is known internationally as a historic wine region producing award-winning wines.

Local tips:

  • A region widely known for its magnificent Shiraz, stop into the internationally renowned Seppelts, Best's and Grampians Estate wineries.
  • Have a meal at the Great Western Hotel and enjoy the choice of local wines on the winelist.
  • Horse racing enthusiasts will want to hurry into town on the Australia Day long weekend for the popular Great Western Cup.
  • Taste the region with a Great Western Foodie tour with Storytowns.