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Glorious views whichever
track you take
ONE of Victoria's most
famous tourist attractions, the
Grampians, is renowned for
its amazing scenery, great camping
grounds and award-winning hospital-
ity. The area is back in business after
the reopening of many of the roads
closed due to flood damage earlier
LOCATED at the southern tip of
the Grampians National Park,
Dunkeld is the perfect place for a
The surrounding landscape is domi-
nated by Mount Abrupt (827 metres)
and Mount Sturgeon (548 metres), both
named by Major Mitchell, the first
known European in the area.
The area offers fantastic bush
walking and the reopening in August
of the Grampians Road between
Dunkeld and Halls Gap restored
access to many areas.
The setting has drawn a number of
artists over the years, including Louis
Buvelot, Eugene von Guerard and
Nicholas Chevalier, who all created
paintings of the district.
In Dunkeld, the historical mu-
seum in an old bluestone church on
Templeton Street offers opportunities
to learn about local heritage, or to
take the historic town walk.
The centre is open Sundays and
public holidays from 1pm to 5pm.
Dunkeld draws big crowds to its
race meet each November.
The small town is also famous for
the Royal Mail Hotel, which offers
visitors an experience as spectacular
as its extraordinary backdrop. Apart
from the award-winning restaurant
and wine cellar, it offers accommoda-
tion, conference facilities and the
historic Mount Sturgeon Estate.
The restaurant's unique, nature-
based cuisine focuses on modern
culinary techniques using the highest
quality organic and heirloom produce.
Its menus follow the seasons and
are designed around the vegetables,
fruit and herbs collected daily from
the restaurant's kitchen garden.
The restaurant is also home to the
award-winning Royal Mail Cellar,
which houses one of the most compre-
hensive and varied wine collections in
A range of accommodation is
located both at the Royal Mail Hotel
itself and on the Mount Sturgeon
BRAMBUK CULTURAL CENTRE
TOWN CENTRE HALLS GAP. Ph: 03 5356 4232 W: www.mountaingrand.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For an Enchanting Getaway in the Grampians
...if you have a longing for the way
Stunning Value Getaway includes
• Devonshire Teas • 3 Course Dinners
• Breakfasts • Picnic Lunches
Delightful Dining in Halls Gap
"The Balconies" Restaurant & Cafe Grand
Exquisite live entertainment Saturday nights
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