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The Grampians region is popular for outdoor activities offering a diverse array of wildlife, walking tracks and breathtaking scenery. The Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions are home to a number of leading winemakers including Seppelt.

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.

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.


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

Lake Bellfield


Lake Bellfield is located five kilometres from the main shops in Halls Gap. It is known to be a popular tourist spot with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and reflective waters.

The lake is used for recreational activities such as swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. The lake serves as the local water supply, therefore only electric motors are permitted.




Grampians Road,
PO Box 81
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 15.8K 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

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, Dunkeld and Stawell.

Over 300 beautiful native flowers will be on display and this year the theme of the show is 'Threatened Ecosystems: Rainforests and Grasslands'

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.


Event Dates
2018
      6th Oct
      7th Oct


Ararat Halls Gap Road
Pomonal, VIC, 3381

Located 17.2K from Grampians

Pomonal Village Market


Held on the last Sunday of the month, the Pomonal Village Market is a great community event that includes stall holders such as native plants, second-hand goods, books, jewellery, antiques, fresh produce, a coffee van, and home-baked goods.

Morning and afternoon tea as well as tasty lunches are also on offer. All proceeds go to the Pomonal Progress Association.


Event Dates
2018
      29th Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun
      29th Jul
      26th Aug
      30th Sep
      28th Oct
      25th Nov


Ararat-Halls Gap Road
Pomonal, VIC, 3381

Located 17.5K from Grampians

Grampians Brushes Traders


Grampians Brushes Traders market offers lots of supplies for artists, art books and materials, hand dyed yarns and lots more.

Seniors' Art Supplies, Red Rock Books and FibreWorks will be all selling as part of the Grampians Brushes week in Halls Gap.

An opportunity to stock up on lots of art supplies


Event Dates
2018
      8th Sep
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep
      11th Sep
      12th Sep
      12th Sep
      13th Sep


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.


Event Dates
2018
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep
      12th Sep
      13th Sep


Grampians Road
Halls Gap, VIC, 3381

Located 18.8K from Grampians

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