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.