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Be inspired like many early Australian painters by picturesque Dunkeld and the imposing mounts Sturgeon and Abrupt at the southern entrance to the Grampians. Set off for long walks through one of Australia's finest national parks and discover unusual local wildlife and flora.

For fine mountain views and award-winning food to boot, book a table at the Dunkeld Royal Mail Hotel. Taste the flavours of the Grampians through the creative menu incorporating fresh, locally grown produce and signature regional wines.

For more local treats, stop off at the Grampians Pure Sheep Dairy and sample some of the delicious sheep milk yoghurts and cheeses.

Walk off your indulgences by following one of the Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt walking tracks for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take the Piccaninny Walk for a brisk workout and alternative views of Mount Abrupt.

Dunkeld was settled after Major Thomas Mitchell issued glowing reports of the region following his 1836 visit. Nostalgic settlers named it after a Scottish town and impressions by early Australian painters plus Louis Buvelot, Eugene von Guerard and Nicholas Chevalier can be found in paintings throughout regional Victorian galleries.

Dunkeld's arts community continues to flourish. Visit one of the numerous local galleries or the museum and get along to the annual Dunkeld Open Gardens and Galleries weekend for behind the scene peeks at studios and green spaces.

Head beyond Dunkeld into the Grampians National Park with a scenic drive along the Victoria Valley Road through the park's untouched southern section. Look out for emus, kangaroos and spring wildflowers.

Get along to the Dunkeld Cup in November and enjoy a great day of country horse racing.

Dunkeld is 253 kilometres west of Melbourne, or around three hours by car via the Glenelg Highway.

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Only Ewe


At Only Ewe, they specialise in Merino and Possum knitwear, Australian-made socks and unique Glengara woollen polo tops, which have been manufactured in the Western District for 20 years.

If you need a gift for a baby, a friend's birthday or a special event, Only Ewe have you covered. They have an interesting range of stationery, cards, and homewares, and gift wrapping is part of their friendly service.

Make sure you visit their shop when staying or passing through the beautiful village of Dunkeld, which is situated at the southern end of the majestic Grampians National Park.




91 Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.3K from Dunkeld

Dunkeld: Events

Three Peaks Festival


The Three Peaks Festival on the third weekend in October will offer a fresh take on the well known market in Memorial Park. Organisers are excited to announce live music from Phil Holmes, Since Tuesday, The McIntyre Brothers and Nancie Schipper.

The Markets are sure to impress, showcasing some of the best products and produce the Grampians region has to offer. Children will be entertained with a large range of activities for all ages, including jumping castles, author's story time, bubble play and pirate hidden treasure sandpit just to name a few.

Plus Baimbridge College will perform some classic children's songs from 10am. Boutique wine and craft beer, plus a large selection of quality food options will also be on offer. Look forward to meeting you in the park.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


Stirling Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.3K from Dunkeld

Great Victorian Bike Ride - Dunkeld


You are invited to visit the best of both worlds - Grampians to Great Ocean Road on Great Victorian Bike Ride.

The 2016 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be discovering two iconic regions in Victoria and riders will get to experience the Best of Both Worlds. Go on a journey from the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road, through some of popular coastal and inland towns in Victoria. Heading into its 33rd year, the 2016 ride is sure to be a memorable event.

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It is the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where you join the canvas community while exploring the beautiful Victorian countryside by bike.

General ride entires as well as schools entries will open in May 2016.


Event Dates
2016
      27th Nov


Racecourse Road
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.3K from Dunkeld

Royal Mail Gourmet Trail


Wander along a trail of private walking tracks around the Royal Mail Hotel, their Mount Sturgeon farm property and the Southern Grampians.

Along the 10 kilometre walk, a series of pop up sites will serve you snacks and beverages from the Royal Mail Hotel.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Aug


98 Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.3K from Dunkeld

Winter Wonderland Prestige Cuvee Dinner


You are invited to join Kyla Kirkpatrick, The Champagne Dame who is collaborating with the Royal Mail Hotel to bring a very special Prestige Cuvee Champagne Dinner to Dunkeld.

This event will celebrate the best sparkling of France, with the best of Victorian produce, with the majestic background of the Grampians. This is a five course dinner matched with prestige champagnes.

Please stay for the weekend and enjoy planned special activities to take your stay to the next level on the Sunday. This will be a full weekend of indulgence.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Jun


98 Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.3K from Dunkeld

Peaks and Trails Run


Peaks and Trails are set to host the first ultra trail event in the Grampians. Join in for a weekend full of run festivities.

Saturday sees the Salt Creek Kids Dash, Mt Abrupt Six Kilometre short course challenge (Summit ascent/ descent) and the Royal Mail Gourmet Trail. On Saturday night join for dinner at Cafe 109 for a pasta night.

On Sunday the 50 kilometre Trail Ultra, 26 kilometre Sturgeon Peak Challenge, 21.5 kilometre Trail Run, 11 kilometre Trail Run and 5 kilometre Trail Run will take place.

Be sure to mark this event on your 2016 must do list.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Aug
      7th Aug


Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.5K from Dunkeld

Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup


The award winning Dunkeld Cup is the worst kept secret in country racing.

Held at the most picturesque racecourse in Victoria this race day is one not to be missed.

Dunkeld Cup is the place where friends family and colleagues gather to get their annual fix of grass roots racing.

Make sure you get track side for all the action.

There will be a Shuttle Bus services running from Hamilton.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov


Cemetery Lane
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 3.2K from Dunkeld

Dunkeld: Travel Tips

Dunkeld and Grampians Visitor Information Centre


At the foot of Mount Sturgeon, the southern tip of the Grampians and the Great Dividing Range you will find the booming little town of Dunkeld and the Dunkeld and Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

Dunkeld was named after a town in the Scottish Grampians and has enjoyed a stellar revival in the last 15 years.

Dunkeld is well and truly on the tourist map now as the starting point for many who look to spend time in the Grampians, but Dunkeld has many highlights of its own.

You will find an Arboretum at the end of a pleasant walk along the small creek through town or for the more vigorous visitor, a hike up Mount Sturgeon, Mount Abrupt or the Piccaninny will provide great views of the entire Southern Grampians Range.

Dunkeld has a fascinating history documented at the Dunkeld Museum, a must visit to anyone coming to Dunkeld.

Dunkeld is quite simply spoilt with accommodation options. From the community Caravan Park to the ultra-modern eco-Lodges, traditional Bed and Breakfast to log cabins. It is no wonder more people are choosing to stay in Dunkeld as a base for a Grampians adventure.

Activities nearby include arts and crafts, birdwatching, bush walking, dining, historic sites, museums, native animal spotting, open gardens, photography, scenic drives, wine tasting, events and festivals.

Events such as a Dunkeld Races in November, Serra Terror in June and Discover Dunkeld, 'A Mosaic of Experiences' during October.




Parker Street
Dunkeld, VIC, 3294

Located 0.2K from Dunkeld

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