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Mount Cole: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Buangor State Park


Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments at Mount Buangor State Park. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a 15 kilometre network of walking tracks in the park; many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest.

The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters.

Before you go:
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Ferntree Gully Road
Middle Creek, VIC, 3375

Located 16.0K from Mount Cole

Langi Ghiran State Park


Rugged granite peaks and gentle sloping woodlands are the dominant features of this park. A pleasant walk to the mountain summit presents a view of ancient red gums on the surrounding plains skirted by Mount Buangor in the east and the Grampians in the distant west. Lar-ne-jeering (Langi Ghiran) is from the Djab Wurrung language meaning 'home of the black cockatoo'.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Western Highway
Dobie, VIC, 3377

Located 16.4K from Mount Cole

Aradale Asylum


Aradale Asylum was an Australian psychiatric hospital, located in Ararat, a rural city in Victoria. Aradale was opened in 1867 and served as an asylum for psychiatric and intellectually handicapped patients until 1993. At its peak it housed almost 1,000 patients. J Ward became an annexe of Aradale in 1887 to house the criminally insane in a more secure facility.

Aradale was once known as the Ararat Lunatic Asylum. Aradale and its two sister asylums at Kew and Beechworth were commissioned to accommodate the growing number of 'lunatics' in the colony of Victoria. Construction began in 1860 and was opened for patients in 1865. It was closed as an asylum in 1998. At its height, Aradale had up to 900 patients yearly and is a large complex with up to 70 interesting historic abandoned buildings.

Walk through the cavernous wards and halls of the institution that treated and housed the mentally ill of Victoria for over 140 years.

Tours run each Sunday and Wednesday at 11am and 2pm, 90 to 120 minutes in duration. Group bookings can be arranged, limited to 25 people per group.

Purchase tickets at the Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre or contact the number provided.




Grano Street,
P.O. Box 113
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 21.9K from Mount Cole

Ararat Railway Museum


The Ararat Railway Museum is managed by the Ararat Railway Heritage Association, who formed in 1995 to preserve some of the history of the railways from the region.

The Museum contains two historically significant signal boxes. Signal Box 'A' was one of two signal boxes at the Ararat Station which were commissioned on 26 October 1891. The Box was located at the Melbourne end of the Ararat Yard (east end).

The other 'B' Box stood at the Stawell end of the Yard (west end). 'B' Box remained until 10 November 1984 when alterations in the Ararat Yard forced its closure and demolition. 'B' Box was originally built with 65 levers in February 1921, a further seven levers were added, bringing the total to its present number of 72.

Ararat Signal Box 'A' was decommissioned May 1995. The Historic Buildings Council has determined Signal Box 'A' and signal posts Ararat Railway Complex are of special significance to the State of Victoria. They were included on the Historic Buildings Council Register on 14 day of September 1995.

New members to the Ararat Railway Heritage Association are welcomed.




Corner of King Street and Birdwood Avenue
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.4K from Mount Cole

Langi Morgala Museum


The large eclectic collection covers a wide variety of themes of local importance and includes objects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some of the individual collections are comprehensive and have been gathered with intent to demonstrate the history of a movement or an organisation over time.

The museum artefact, photographic and document collection is made up largely of donations by individuals within the Ararat district. Some domestic items are on open display in six themed 'rooms'. Large pieces of machinery are displayed outside, along with the refurbished blacksmiths shop.

The collection is strong in aspects of the nineteenth and early twentieth century history of the town and district. Some more contemporary items, such as those relating to local World Champion and Olympic Cyclist Shane Kelly OAM and other local identities are also in the collection.

The museum also houses the largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts in Victoria, (the Mooney and Best collections), items with provenance to the Ararat goldfields, objects from the large squatters estates in the district, items relating to farming, commerce, war, social, domestic and community life. The surviving collection of an earlier Ararat Borough Museum set up around 1900 also form part of the collection.




48 Queen Street,
551
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.6K from Mount Cole

Bluewhippet Art


Fine art gallery, art supplies and art studio of Geoff Todd and Janette Lucas.

Bluewhippet Art showcases internationally acclaimed artists based in the Grampians.

Discover paintings, prints, etchings, ceramics, drawings, sculptural glass and homewares in the intimate Bluewhippet gallery.

Get creative on your holiday with artist quality sketch pads, pencils, colouring books and other art materials.

Internationally acclaimed artists showcased:

I n a l u x e
Geoff Todd
John Eagle
James McMurtrie
Rosemary Eagle
Janette Lucas
Zooblast Knits

Located in the historic Terminus hotel (1877) opposite KFC in Ararat, just off the Western Highway.

Custom framing also available.





65 Queen street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.7K from Mount Cole

Mount Cole: Events

Boobling Art Competition


Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is dedicated to supporting Australians affected by breast cancer and making sure they receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. They are the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer and have at their heart the goals of supporting, informing, advocating and connecting those personally affected and all those around them.

To support BCNA and the work they do Mountainside Wines is holding an at competition with a portion of the funds raised through the sale of tickets going to BCNA.

The competition is being held on Saturday 18th February, 2017 at Mountainside Wines and entrants will be given a doodle in the shape of a breast and given one hour to create a piece of art. Artworks will be judged in three categories; landscape, portrait and fun. There will also be an overall winner whose artwork best represents the mission of BCNA; support, information, advocacy and connection.

Bring your paints, pastels, crayon, pencils, or use the materials provided and help support the wonderful work of Breast Cancer Network Australia.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Feb


197 Mount Cole Road,
197 Mount Cole
Warrak, VIC, 3377

Located 2.7K from Mount Cole

Cave Hill Creek Summer Camp 2017


Are you looking for something to do in the summer holidays? Looking for adventure and the opportunity to have fun and make new friends? Then Summer Camp at Cave Hill Creek is for you.

Summer Camp is a four day, five night residential school holiday program for kids aged eight to 14. Have a go at awesome outdoor activities: go canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, shoot some archery, build bush huts, balance on the low ropes, boulder and build rafts. Hang out around the campfire at night, pitch a tent, go on a night walk or take part in the talent show.

Cave Hill Creek are an ATAP accredited and award winning venue with over 28 years experience running fun and safe camps.

Price includes a free t-shirt and camp magazine, fully catered, experienced and qualified staff. Accompanied transport from Melbourne available.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Jan
      10th Jan
      11th Jan
      12th Jan
      13th Jan


110 The Glut Road
Raglan, VIC, 3373

Located 9.2K from Mount Cole

Grampians Ride to Remember


Grampians Ride to Remember is expected to attract over 350 riders and pillions from right across Victoria in addition to a number from interstate.

The 195km Ride is a green corridor event and will be open to all licensed motorcycle enthusiasts and conducted under police escort to maximise safety and to minimise disruption to other road users.

The 2017 Ride will start from Ararat and travel through the rural countryside to the fringes of the magnificent Grampians National Park including the townships of Moyston, Pomonal to Halls Gap for morning tea. The ride then travels on through the Grampians National Park and back Ararat for a relaxing barbecue in the Alexandra Gardens.

The event is open to all registered, roadworthy motorcycles and licensed riders with Clubs, Group Bookings, Pillion Passengers most welcome to participate.


Event Dates
2017
      5th Feb


Barkly Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.4K from Mount Cole

The Capsule Collection of Beautiful Beasts an new ink drawings from the Faith series, by Geoff Todd.


The exhibition is on show in the beautiful new 'long gallery' space
with extended trading hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00am to 7:00pm right up until Christmas.

Also showing is the annual Bluewhippet little Christmas exhibition
with New work by Janette Lucas, Jade Kahle, Rosemary Eagle, James McMurtrie Glass, John Eagle Ceramics, Bluewhippet homeware, and the silk-screen print 'Z'.

Beautiful Beasts - the catalogue of the full series of works is available to purchase.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Dec
      16th Dec
      22nd Dec
      23rd Dec


65 Queen Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.6K from Mount Cole

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