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Armstrong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Seppelt Great Western


For more than 150 years, Seppelt Great Western has been a leader in Australian Winemaking. From the early days in the Barossa Valley in 1851, through to the purchase of the Great Western winery in 1918 and to the present. Seppelt has been an engine driving the Australian wine industry forward with a spirit of innovation and dedication to quality.

Seppelt Great Western proudly presents one of the most versatile portfolios of any winery. A complete showcase of wines spanning sparkling and table styles, combining an old world pedigree with the new world vision of our winemakers. Great Western, and its world famous "Drives", are the home of sparkling and table wine production.

This diverse range of classics includes such iconic wines as Seppelt Great Western "Salinger" Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Great Western Show Sparkling Shiraz and "St Peters" Great Western Shiraz.

Great Western Winery was established in 1865, and in 1868 more than one and a half kilometres of underground tunnels were dug by miners for sparkling wine maturation, known as "Drives". Once completed in 1932 the "Drives" reached three kilometres in length.

These unique underground cellars are home to some iconic wines produced throughout the years at Seppelt Great Western. Amongst these wines guests can enjoy a dinner to remember or maybe say "I do" for that ultimate Wedding Experience.

'The original vineyard was established in 1865, and in the last century more than three kilometres of underground tunnels were dug by miners for Sparkling wine maturation. Two real jewels here are the complex and intriguing Show Sparkling Shiraz and the polished and integrated St Peter's Shiraz. Both from 'St Peter's Vineyard', they proudly and loudly proclaim their Great Western origin.' Ben Canaider





36 Cemetery Road
Great Western, VIC, 3377

Located 6.4K from Armstrong

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre


The world-class Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre tells the story of the Chinese miners and their arduous journey from Southern China to Australia where they dreamed of finding gold.

Imagine the excitement of the travel weary Chinese prospectors who had just discovered one of the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfields, the Canton Lead.

Relive their great trek on foot from Robe in South Australia to the goldfields upon which Ararat now stands and learn how life was for these resilient explorers in a strange land.

Designed in the traditional Southern Chinese architectural style and incorporating the principles of Feng Shui, the dramatic two-storey building with its authentic Chinese tiled roof houses a fascinating selection of interactive displays and fun and interest for people of all ages.

Dress in Chinese Costume or fossick for gold, see the tea house or the Fancy Goods Store that is a feast for your eyes. Learn about Chinese herbs and Chinese language.

See the wonderful textiles, embroideries and relics of this rich culture. Discover the fun and delight of gold panning, try your hand at calligraphy, learn about the Chinese language and play traditional Chinese games.

Become engrossed in the courthouse stories and see the original Canton Lead Mine tunnel uncovered during the construction of the Centre; and learn about the birth place of Ararat.

The Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre provides an authentic snapshot of the Chinese culture from the 1800s through to the modern day. A truly interactive experience for visitors of all ages.

Did you know that Ararat is the only city in Australia founded by the Chinese?




31-33 Lambert Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 8.5K from Armstrong

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 9.1K from Armstrong

Ararat Regional Art Gallery


Located in the heart of Ararat in the landmark Town Hall, Ararat Regional Art Gallery offers a varied program encompassing national touring exhibitions, aspects of the permanent collection and exhibitions by visiting textile fibre and regional artists.

The Gallery was established in 1968 and has a unique place amongst Australia's public galleries through its longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting textile and fibre art - a curatorial and collection focus that began in the early 1970s.

While the permanent collection is not always on display, the Gallery maintains its dedication to highlighting excellence, innovation and diversity in contemporary textile fibre art practice through an annual exhibition program that features visiting artists and touring exhibitions.




Vincent Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 9.1K from Armstrong

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. The levers are painted red for signals, blue for lock bars and black for points to operate the movement of trains at the Melbourne end of the Yard and were interlocked to prevent unsafe and conflicting train movements, thus ensuring the impossibility of trains colliding.

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 & Birdwood Avenue
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 9.2K from Armstrong

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 17.1K from Armstrong

The Pickers Market Stawell


The Pickers Market Stawell is a shop with the lot offering something for everyone.

Do not be misled by the shop front entry, continue through to find two extensive warehouses and over 30 sites, with a long list of stock and retro styling's.

Including antiques, collectables, garagenalia, homewares, kitchenalia, local produce and art, garden furniture, household, vintage clothing, furniture, heirloom items and much, much more. You never know what you might find!

Located in the Grampians region of Victoria, renowned as a travel and road trip destination, with beautiful mountains and National Parks, hiking tracks, and local food and wine producers.

The Pickers Market is conveniently located on the Western Highway in Stawell (opposite McDonald's). Free off-street parking.

For more information call, email or visit their website.




62 Longfield Street
Stawell West, VIC, 3380

Located 19.3K from Armstrong

Armstrong: Events

Educating Rita - A Production by Christine Harris and HIT


Educating Rita - Starring Colin Moody and Francesca Bianchi

Frank is a cynical, burnt-?out English professor who drinks far too much whiskey. Rita is a hairdresser and a bit naive. She has, however, a wonderful and indeed desperate thirst for knowledge and she chooses Frank of all people to introduce her to culture.

Friday, 1 July - 7.30 pm

Duration: Two hours and 15 minutes including interval

Audience: MA15+

Please call, email or visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Jul


Corner Barkly & Vincent Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 9.2K from Armstrong

Wine Down Fridays at Montara Cellar Door


Kick off your weekend at Montara Cellar Door. Enjoy breathtaking views, Montara Estate range, Red Duck beers, local tasting platters and live music. This relaxed and intimate environment is the perfect way to wind down into the weekend.

The last Friday of every month.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Jul
      26th Aug
      30th Sep
      28th Oct
      25th Nov
      30th Dec
2017
      27th Jan
      24th Feb
      31st Mar
      28th Apr
      26th May


76 Chalambar Road,
76 Chalambar Road
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 11.8K from Armstrong

Armstrong: Travel Tips

Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre


Open seven days a week, Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre is situated on the Western Highway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Located just 40 minutes from the Grampians and surrounded by picturesque tranquil surprises and inspiring natural attractions.

Immerse yourself in the serene environment of the neighbouring Pyrenees Ranges, Mount Cole, Mount Buangor and Ararat Hills Regional Park.

Accredited though Tourism Victoria, the centre offers a range of services including detailed information on the region and it's attractions, quality publications, then browse the souvenirs and range of local produce on display.

Ararat and surrounding townships provide and abundance of diverse cultural and historical attractions, including the chilling dark side of the J-Ward Gaol, an institution that will captivate all who walk through its ghostly doors. Delve into Ararat's heritage at the Langi Morgala Museum and the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre not to mention the Aradale Lunatic Asylum that operated for 1867 and closed in 1993, tours run every Wednesday and Sunday.

Learn more about the importance of the railways at the Railway Heritage Museum or amble through the beautiful Alexandra Gardens, a botanical haven with a tranquil lake, walk, barbecues an the Orchid House.

Visit the Ararat Regional Art Gallery presenting diverse exhibitions of national significance. Or take in the ambience of Green Hill Lake located on the outskirts of the town.

Ararat Rural City hosts a full calendar of events and festivals including the combined farmers market and Trash and Treasure, Jailhouse Rock Festival and the Ararat Cup.




91 High Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 8.9K from Armstrong

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