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Western Grampians

Discover the West

Horsham is the capital of the region and is your ideal base to explore and day trip. It is 30km north-west from the northern tip of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, which boasts ancient Aboriginal rock arts sites and breathtaking peaks. Hike up Mt Zero (Mura Mura) and Hollow Mountain (Wudjub-guyan) or explore MacKenzie Falls (Mikunung wira) - Victoria’s largest waterfall.

Wartook Valley offers magnificent sunrises, sunsets and brilliant night skies. The area is famed for its mountain vistas and inspiring sandstone escarpments with panoramic views of the surrounding plains, as well as diverse wildlife and colourful wildflowers. Nearby, Laharum is known for its olive groves. The heritage trees and organic farming, combined with the Mediterranean-like climate, produces award-winning olive oils.

Celebrate the rich heritage of Victoria's Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country's biggest outdoor gallery. Horsham is the perfect gateway from which to cruise 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 a world-renowned rock climbing area that is widely regarded to be the best in Australia. If rock climbing is not your thing, you can drive, ride or walk to the summit for scenic views of the surrounding wheat plains. Be sure to stop at the picturesque township of Natimuk, with its historic buildings and a growing community arts and cultural scene.

From world-renowned rock climbing sites, wide-open spaces and delectable food and wine offerings, 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 mountains of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park as a backdrop. The Giant Koala is a great place for a photo opportunity, as well as the perfect spot for food and coffee.

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Wartook Valley

The Wartook Valley is home to spectacular sunsets, brilliant night skies, rugged mountain views, waterfalls and wildflowers. There is an abundance of scenic walks and 4WD tracks to experience. You'll also find Aboriginal rock art and some of Australia's oldest olive groves.

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Horsham

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.

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Wimmera Mallee

Discover hidden getaways waiting for you in the Wimmera Mallee. The Wimmera Mallee 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. The region is also home to Victoria's Silo Art Trail.

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Great Grampians and Little Desert touring route

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

A 3.5-hour road trip north-west of Melbourne, Horsham 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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