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Western Grampians

Discover the West

The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is located 30km south-west of Horsham and boasts ancient Aboriginal rock arts sites and the breathtaking Mt Zero (Mura Mura) and Hollow Mountain (Wudjub-guyan). 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.

Towns in the West

Dadswell's Bridge

Dadswell's Bridge is located on the Western Highway with the majestic Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park as a backdrop. The town is the home of the Giant Koala precinct. This includes Grampians Edge Caravan Park, Old Dadswell Town, and takeaway food providers.

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Wartook Valley

Wartook Valley is home to spectacular sunsets, brilliant night skies, rugged mountain views, scenic walks and abundant wildlife. Located on ‘the sunset side’ of the Grampians, you can explore Aboriginal rock art, some of Australia's oldest olive groves, waterfalls and wildflowers.

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

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Natimuk & Mt Arapiles

Adventure-seekers from across the globe flock to Natimuk to experience some of the best rock climbing and abseiling in Australia at Mt Arapiles. Not a climber? Pull on your boots and walk or ride along the scenic Arapiles Big Sky Bicycle Trail, a 10-kilometre off-road recreational trail.

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Wimmera Mallee

Home to the incomparable Silo Art Trail, the Wimmera Mallee region is widely regarded as the agricultural heart of Victoria and is a stone’s throw away from some of the best rural and natural attractions in Australia.

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An Insider’s Look At Victoria’s Hidden Foodie Haven

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.

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Great Grampians and Little Desert touring route

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Silo Art Trail

Celebrate the rich heritage of Victoria's Wimmera/Mallee region
with a journey along the 200 km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country's
biggest outdoor gallery. Horsham in the west of the Grampians is the perfect
gateway to cruise 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.

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