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Alstins Antiques

Alstin’s Antiques is situated opposite the botanical gardens in a lovely Tudor style property known as “The Gables”. Doris and Dennis Alstin have been dealing in antiques for the past 50 years. Alstin’s is established as one of the finest antique galleries in Western Victoria. Supplying the top dealers in the trade as well as connoisseurs from around the world, specialising in furniture from the eighteen and nineteenth century’s, and asian porcelain from the fifteenth century. Together with European paintings and decorator lines, Alstin’s is open daily between 12noon – 4pm or by appointment.

03 5572 2566
69 French Street, Hamilton

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Ansett Museum

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is based on the Ansett Company’s first aircraft hangar. The Centrepiece of the display is a Fokker Universal aircraft, similar to the one used on the first Ansett flight in 1936. Other memorabilia includes documents from the early days of the Ansett Empire. Of particular interest is the company’s first prospectus which sets out the capital required and proposed development of the company. Other items, like a Boeing 727 wheel, graphically illustrate the rapid advances in flight and road transport operations. The museum now has a complete set of flight attendant uniforms and an array of smaller items to keep the nostalgia buffs busy for quite some time. The museum is located on the shores of Lake Hamilton and within easy walking distance to the town centre, a caravan park and motels. It has toilets and barbeque facilities and ample parking for cars, coaches, and caravans. The museum is operated by an incorporated association and offers a tax deduction status for gifts and donations over $2.

03 5571 2767
21 Ballarat Road, Hamilton

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Baimbridge Antiques

Baimbridge Antiques is a family owned business trading in antique furniture, jewellery and decorative items.
Family matriach Ruth Colliton specialises in antique, estate and bespoke jewellery and enjoys sourcing diamonds and other precious stones for her customers.
Son Rhys Colliton buys, sells and restores antique furniture and takes pride in finding authentic quality pieces ranging from the 17th to the 20th century.
The Colliton family have had an antiques business in Hamilton for over 30 years and enjoy the wonderful rapport they have developed with their customers over two generations.
Baimbridge Antiques adjoins The Roxburgh which is the perfect place for coffee or a meal after a busy morning antiquing.

03 5572 2516
64 Thompson Street

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Campe's Motor Museum

Glen and Margaret Campe begun Campes Coaches 32 years ago from a concrete slab in his backyard. In 1979 saw the purchase of their local school run and eighth months later another bus was purchased to serve the school bus run during the week and charters on weekends.
The business snowballed from there; by 1999 Glen was in charge of 7 local school bus services and a fleet of 14 busses.
Glen and Margaret also run Campes Tara Travel which sees many domestic and international holiday plans for local enthusiasts, which has provided the opportunity to travel and visit the world including Africa and New Zealand.
The Museum is open for visitors by appointment. Groups most welcome.
Be sure to include this on your next visit to the Southern Grampians, and explore some history of the Campes Coaches revolution.

0419 168 400
226 Coleraine Road, Hamilton

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Grampians Highlights Tour

This drive from Hamilton brings you to picturesque Dunkeld, the gateway to the Southern Grampians. Dunkeld has an award winning historical museum, historic walks, eating houses, art galleries and a golf course complete with kangaroos and emus. A short distance along the Halls Gap Tourist Road, walking tracks lead to the summits of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt, both of which provide great views.

Lake Bellfield, on the outskirts of Halls Gap, is only 35 minutes drive from Dunkeld and has fishing and picnic facilities. Halls Gap itself has plenty to see and do. Then drive to Zumstein, with spectacular viewing along the way, including Boroka Lookout, MacKenzie Falls and Reeds Lookout. Zumstein has a picnic area and plenty of native animals.

The round trip back to Hamilton takes you through Wartook, Cherrypool and Cavendish, a small town on the Wannon River which has historical significance and picnic facilities.

1800 807 056

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