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The rugged mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park mark the centre of this region and rise out of the rural plains of the Wimmera in north-west Victoria. The impressive ranges are renowned for their unspoilt natural beauty and feature lookouts with stunning panoramic views, picturesque waterfalls, ancient Aboriginal rock art, colourful wildflower displays and abundant native wildlife. The region also offers some of the finest walking in Victoria and is one of the main centres for rock climbing and abseiling, offering both challenging and easier climbs on various rock faces, including the famed Mt Arapiles. Other popular activities include fishing and canoeing in the region's system of inland lakes and rivers. Wine buffs are spoiled for choice on the Great Grape Road, where renowned wineries such as Seppelt, Best's, Mt Langi Ghiran and Montara offer tastings at cellar doors. There's also an abundance of local produce from ewe's milk, cheese and olives to locally sourced beef and lamb which features on menus throughout the region. The town of Halls Gap is picturesquely situated in the heart of the Grampians National Park with wonderful views of the Wonderland Range and Mt William Range, while other tempting locations are dotted around the edge of the park. Explore historic gold rush town such as Ararat known for its Gum San Museum that reveals the history of Chinese gold miners, or Stawell, home of the prestigious annual Stawell Gift foot race. The friendly agricultural towns of Horsham and Hamilton are known for their gardens, galleries and museums, and there are many smaller villages to explore including Dunkeld, Pomonal, Wartook Valley and Great Western.

Grampians: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ros McArthur Art Studio


Ros McArthur Art Studio is located in the large garden of "Woollahra" sheep farm in the Victoria Valley, an area known for its production of ultra-fine merino wool. The property is circled by the Grampians mountain ranges and National Park that are a never-ending source of beauty and inspiration.

The garden, a mixture of native and exotic plantings, supplies the material for still life paintings. Visitors are invited to wander and enjoy the garden. It has been designed to incorporate and blend with the natural surroundings and picturesque farming land.

Many travellers tour the Great Ocean Road and then head north to the majesty of the mountains, a round trip from Melbourne. The studio is conveniently located to the north of Dunkeld and to the south of Halls Gap. There are prominent road signs from both directions.

For Ros, painting is a passion and form of expression in which to escape and explore visually and mentally. Ros' aim is to create images that please and challenge the senses.

Oil paintings are available on canvas, stretched canvas and board, both framed and unframed. There is also a limited range of prints of popular works. Ros is happy to discuss commissions.




225 Mirranatwa Road
Mirranatwa, VIC, 3294

Located 11.7K from Grampians

James McMurtrie's Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery


James McMurtrie, Glass Artist.

Stunning, unique and Australian made.

James McMurtrie's artworks are inspired by the Grampians mountains that surround his glass blowing studio.

With 25 years of experience using traditional techniques and tools, James skilfully creates high quality functional and sculptural glass.

If you want to enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing glassblowing in action, come and visit James in his studio - you will be blown away.

James' studio and gallery is located approximately 15 kilometres from Halls gap, on the Ararat, Halls Gap Road, approximately three kilometres South of Pomonal.




63 Springwood Hill Road
Pomonal, VIC, 3381

Located 16.7K from Grampians

Manja Shelter - Hamilton


Manja (pronounced Manya) , has some of the best examples of hand stencils in Victoria. A total of 90 stencils have been recorded in these two shelters. We believe hand stencils were used to record a visit to a site, and to renew the ties a person had to a particular place.

At this site there are also animal tracks and many human stick figures. Manja is located in an impressive sandstone outcrop. Have a walk around and try to imagine what it would have been like to live here before Europeans arrived.




Goat Track,
PO Box 81
Glenisla, VIC, 3314

Located 17.3K from Grampians

Billimina Rock Art Site - Wartook Valley


Billimina shelter is an impressive rock overhang where Jardwadjali camped from time to time and left many red paintings. Archaeologists who excavated this site in 1976 found stone tools and the remains of plant and animal foods. These materials demonstrated that groups camped here from late winter to early summer and caught kangaroos and small mammals such as bandicoots, possums and bettongs. They also collected emu eggs and freshwater mussels.

The most interesting aspect of the paintings at Billimina is the many bars arranged in horizontal rows. We believe these marks were used to count events in retelling stories or to record the number of days spent at a place.

While they are sometimes difficult to see, there are also emus, kangaroo and emu tracks, and 55 human stick figures painted here. Some of the human figures found in the middle panel are illustrated above, see if you can find them.




Goat Track,
PO Box 81
Glenisla, VIC, 3314

Located 17.3K from Grampians

Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre


Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre is a special place. Situated in Halls Gap within the natural oasis that is Grampians Gariwerd, it is the perfect place to experience Australia's native flora and fauna and Aboriginal culture.

The site incorporates the National Park information and Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural centres.

Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre is 100 per cent owned and operated by Aboriginal people and is the longest running Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Australia.

Its multi award winning architecture interprets the traditional stories of the local Aboriginal people. Discover the culture of the Aboriginal communities of Western Victoria through multimedia shows, art exhibitions, artefact displays, cultural talks and lots of great activities such as didgeridoo music, traditional dance, basket weaving, boomerang throwing and painting.

Discover the unique six seasons of Gariwerd through the displays or join the Aboriginal guides on tours to ancient rock art sites and experience the secrets of the natural world. Brambuk Gift Shop offers art and crafts, ceramics, paintings, boomerangs and music. The Bush Tucker Caf? is licensed and serves delicious bush tucker and contemporary food.




277 Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 18.1K from Grampians

Steve Morvell Wildlife Art


Steve Morvell Wildlife Art Studio is located at Halls Gap in the picturesque Grampians National Park.

Steve Morvell is an internationally acclaimed environmental artist, dedicated to raising human awareness of the beauty and fragility of wildlife and the habitats in which are co-existed. A deep need to understand animals on their own terms takes Steve to many wild places such as Western China, Africa, Nepal and Outback Australia researching his art. His powerful and evocative work is exhibited around the world winning many major art awards and hangs in private, public and corporate collections globally. He works tirelessly for the conservation of our natural world.

Steve, a former park ranger, spends long hours observing animals in their natural habitat. He only paints animals he has met in person since his life's passion is learning ever more about real nature. Steve's artworks capture delightfully intimate encounters with often shy and elusive species. His recognition of the spirit of the bush and its creatures leaves a lasting impression on the viewer.

In the field of wildlife art he has a reputation as an innovator and his works are aimed squarely at one thing. Giving the viewer a real sense of being there.




159 Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 19.4K from Grampians

Grampians: Events

Pomonal Native Flower Show


Pomonal Native Flower Show is presented by the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group, the show is created over two days by an enthusiastic band of members with flowers picked from private gardens in Pomonal, Ararat and Stawell.

Over 300 beautiful native flowers will be on display and the featured plant family this year will be the Rutaceae family so lots of popular genera like Correas, Boronias, Philothecas, native citrus and Diplolaenas will take centre stage.

There will also be thousands of native plants for sale, botany, gardening and natural history books for sale and refreshments available. Several lovely local native gardens will be open and entry will be free to these with a show entry ticket. Maps will be available at the hall.

As Pomonal is only ten minutes from Halls Gap, the beautiful sights and features of the Grampians National Park will be close at hand.

Visitors will be able to visit the Halls Gap Wildflower display on the same weekend.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Oct
      8th Oct


Ararat Halls Gap Road
Pomonal, VIC, 3381

Located 17.2K from Grampians

Halls Gap Jazz Blues Festival


The Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival is giving Halls Gap a new beginning. Held in the beautiful springtime when the weather is more inviting, this festival will be an intimate affair - spread over seven venues with more than 50 bands registered to perform for the weekend.

Jazz and blues followers from far and wide are encouraged to come and experience this inaugural festival. Enjoy the fun and variety of great jazz and the newly added blues music and help create a very special weekend.

Please visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct


Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 18.8K from Grampians

Run The Gap


Halls Gap in the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park, one of Victoria's most stunning natural features, will play host to the event on the weekend of May 27, 2018.

Participants choose to compete in either a six kilometre walk or run along the Fyans Creek trail; go the distance in the 12 kilometre Run with a lap across the wall at the stunning Lake Bellfield; or, for the experienced trail runner test yourself in the challenging and scenic 21 kilometre trail run.

Halls Gap Village is the perfect place to finish with breathtaking views of Mt William and the Serra Ranges. A complimentary barbecue brunch is offered in parkland with q gold coin donation for family and friends. There is a 'Mini Run the Gap' for the little ones running through the Oz Timing Gantry like the bigger runners.


Event Dates
2018
      27th May


Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 18.8K from Grampians

Grampians Brushes


A great opportunity to work with wonderful and inspiring tutors in a beautiful location at Grampians Brushes.

Twenty fantastic tutors presenting two and four day workshops, including oils, charcoal, watercolours, drawing, life drawing, portraiture, mixed media, printmaking, acrylics, pastel, botanical, landscape, contemporary and traditional.

Arists and tutors are Rosalind Atkins - print, Julian Bruere - watercolour, Katherine Cooper - wildlife, Julie Goldspink - watercolour, Peter Griffen - acrylic, Mandy Gunn - print and Gabriella Hegyes - mixed media.

You will also have the opportunity to work with Terry Jarvis - watercolour, Robert Knight - charcoal and oil, John Mathieson - pen and wash, Mali Moir - natural history, Kate Nolan - botanical, Vivi Palegeorge - acrylic, Herman Pekel - watercolour, William Rhodes - drawing, Suzie Riley - pastel, Heather Shimmen - print, Anne Spudvilas - illustration, Lars Stenberg - acrylic and
Samantha Tidbeck - oil.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep
      12th Sep
      13th Sep
      14th Sep


Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 18.8K from Grampians

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