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GLENTHOMPSON

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For a town of just a couple of hundred residents, Glenthompson has a great heart beat.

Its foundations are as solid as the Glenthompson bricks that have built much of the town. The deep duplex clay has fed the local brickworks in Glenthompson for well over a century, although no longer operational the works was one of the very few in Australia that produced solid clay bricks and the view into the enormous pit at Glenthompson is quite a sight in itself.

Arguably the best view of the entire southern range of the Grampians can be seen from Menzies Lane, at Robson’s Lookout, south of Glenthompson along the Caramut Road. Don’t forget to bring a camera. Locals have dubbed it “lovers lane,” with a significant proportion of the local population conceived along this not-so-lonely stretch of country road.

Back along the Glenelg Highway towards Dunkeld you will find a gourmet gem; the Grampians Pure Sheep Dairy. This innovative diversification away from the traditional wool and meat pursuits of most farmers in the district has yielded some of the finest boutique yoghurts and cheeses in Australia. All products are made on the farm in a small factory, where tourists are welcome to learn how the products are made. A visit to the sheep dairy gives a rare opportunity into the daily life of a working sheep property. For gardeners the Toora West garden near Glenthompson is well worth a look.

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