The East Grampians Scenic Route provides magnificent views along the eastern edge of the Grampians National Park pausing along the way to explore the towns of Ararat, Moyston, Pomonal, Halls Gap, Stawell and Great Western.The East Grampians Scenic Route adds up to a great area to stay sample and savour!
Whilst in Ararat take a short drive to One Tree Hill scenic lookout and experience its 360 degree views of the Grampians and Pyrenees ranges. Resume travelling along the Ararat-Halls Gap Road.
At Moyston, the monument to Thomas Wills, co-founder and captain of the Melbourne Football Club (1859), commemorates the birthplace of Australian Rules Football
A short drive and you will arrive in Pomonal, a pretty rural village on the eastern slopes of the mount William Range. Pomonal was once famous for its apples, then tobacco and now noted for its native wildflowers and orchids with several commercial nurseries.
If you have spare time on your hand why not Stretch your legs on the Pomonal Tunnel Walking Track.
Next stop is Halls Gap, where you can choose from Halls Gap Zoo, Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre, and Halls Gap Estate. After visiting Halls Gap and the National Park make your return journey through Stawell for a different perspective.
Enjoy a historic tour of the town and visit the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame. Next stop is Great Western, a charming village that is home to local iconic wineries, Seppelt and Best’s. New wineries, galleries and cafés have since developed.