Skywhales in the Grampians

Skywhales in the Grampians

The launch of Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales may have been postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions, but the Patricia Piccinini Artist Talk, Royal Mail Hotel In-Conversation Brunch and Art Steps workshops are still going ahead! The public launch event will now...

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Groke Hamilton

Groke Hamilton

Groke Hamilton Step foot into Hamilton’s No.1 Burger and Cocktail Bar, where it’s just as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the tastebuds.  With pop art murals adorning the walls outdoors and a chic décor to love indoors, you’ll be faced with a tough decision...

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Bunches of Love this Valentine’s Day

Bunches of Love this Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, Greater Hamilton will have the flowers for you… Delightful smelling and beautiful to look at, fresh florals are always a hit when it comes to Valentine’s Day gift giving. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or need some...

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Trading the Coast for the Country

Trading the Coast for the Country

If the feeling of sand in your toes (and literally everywhere else) is getting too much for you these summer months then pack a day bag and escape to the country. If you’re holidaying by the coast and find yourself needing a change of scenery, a trip through the...

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Top 5 INSTA Pics for 2021

Top 5 INSTA Pics for 2021

With any new year comes new adventures! What better way then to have Instagram remind us of some of our most liked pics, shared with you all throughout the year! Kicking things off with the Wannon Falls, an image captured by Georgie Mann Photography at her favorite...

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Wine Bars in Greater Hamilton

Wine Bars in Greater Hamilton

Sip and savour your way through our amazing region with a visit or four to Greater Hamilton’s best wine bars.  Stock full and ready to pour, these wine bars are ripe with wines from the Henty Region and beyond.     The Penny Wine Bar  ...

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CAVENDISH

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CAVENDISH

Culinary mastery, country hospitality, historical exploration and all within a close proximity to the Grampians National Park!  Cavendish is a top-notch destination, and these are our top 16 things to do in Cavendish.   1. Bridge Café A central hub for the...

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The Ten-Step Guide to the Hamilton Art Trail

The Ten-Step Guide to the Hamilton Art Trail

Step between, on and into the Hamilton Art Trail; an immersive journey through the Hamilton CBD’s spectacular public art spaces and a sure-fire way to add a pop of colour into your day (and Instagram feed)!       Step One Start your walk from Brown Street, out...

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Hamilton Gallery Celebrates 60 Years

Hamilton Gallery Celebrates 60 Years

  Distinguished for its rich, diverse, historic and significant contemporary collections featured in six modern spaces, the Hamilton Gallery is celebrating its 60th anniversary and the progressive, sophisticated and renowned gallery it has become.   📷: The...

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Wildflowers Galore

Wildflowers Galore

Everlasting Button 📷 credit Russell Scott (via tumblr)   Spring has sprung, and now is the best time to see the region pop with colour. From our rugged and majestic Grampians ranges to our unique volcanic landscapes, an abundance of wildflowers dominate views...

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Fishing in Greater Hamilton

Fishing in Greater Hamilton

Well, it’s oh-fish-al, Greater Hamilton is an angler’s haven.  With an overwhelming pool of inland creeks, lakes and reservoirs, you’ll be hooked (line and sinker) on Greater Hamilton’s freshwater fishing experiences.  Enlisting the expert advice of local angler, Ray...

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Thai Town

Thai Town

Thai Town The team at Thai Town Hamilton serve up a variety of meals of excellent quality and invite you to try their yummy food.  Operating for lunch, dinner and takeaway meals, Ing & Pang provide quality consistent food that locals love, priding themselves on...

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Racha Thai

Racha Thai

Racha Thai Discover the flavours of Thailand and the fantastic food on offer at an affordable price. Choose from a big selection of Thai dishes (modifications can be made to suit the Aussie palate).A lovely restaurant with a great Thai menu in an intimate setting. Pop...

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Little Koi

Little Koi

Little Koi Serving up breakfast, lunch, cakes and coffee daily. Dine in, online ordering, takeaway and delivery. Renowned to the locals and loved by the visitors. Serving up breakfast, brunch and lunch on a daily with consistent excellence and flair. You can match...

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Petschel House

Petschel House

Petschel House In its original bluestone glory, built around 1856 by the Rentsch and Petschel families, Petschel House is a Studio Gallery and Garden open for visitors and locals to explore. Jenni Mitchell & Mervyn Hannan offer classes and workshops where students...

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17 Things To Do in Dunkeld

17 Things To Do in Dunkeld

Located at the foot of Mount Sturgeon, Dunkeld embraces its magnificent natural environment in all different shapes and forms.  From adventurous hikes to exhilarating vistas, destination fine dining to sensational seasonal produce, remarkable resident artistry to...

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Rock n’ Soil – Volcanic Fix!

Rock n’ Soil – Volcanic Fix!

Situated within the third largest volcanic plain on earth, the Western District has plenty to offer those wanting a volcanic rock fix! Shaping much of South West Victoria’s landscape; the volcanic features include stony rises, old lava flows, numerous volcanic cones...

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Henty Wine Region

Henty Wine Region

South West Victoria, home to the outstanding Henty Wine Region covering a large area extending from the Hopkins River across to the South Australian Border. Rich in natural beauty and spectacular sights, this region is gifted with red gum scattered paddocks in the...

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The Good Food Guide to Greater Hamilton

The Good Food Guide to Greater Hamilton

Seedy flapjacks, stacked burgers, farm fresh servings, flaky pastry pies and fresh seafood…  The proof is in the pudding (and the pictures) when it comes to Greater Hamilton’s moreish menu.  Tuck your serviette into your top and prepare your belly because here...

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A Greater Hamilton Easter Camping Guide

A Greater Hamilton Easter Camping Guide

A four-day weekend and camping go together like chocolate and Easter.  With Easter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning and prepping your long weekend camping getaway.  And boy, do we have some egg-cellent Easter getaway tips for you… From...

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MUD Gallery

MUD Gallery

MUD Gallery This not-for-profit gallery operated by the community of artists and volunteers who display and sell magnificent pieces of art all made by the local makers and creators. The gallery has a collection of paintings, drawings, photography, jewellery, cards,...

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Valentine’s Day in Greater Hamilton

Valentine’s Day in Greater Hamilton

  Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re searching the web looking for something to do to make the day extra special, then look no further! We have a whole romantic day planned for you right here in Greater Hamilton. Enjoy!     DAWN: Sunrise...

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Summer in Greater Hamilton

Summer in Greater Hamilton

With the sun shining and the weather warming, summer is one of the best times to get out and about exploring. We’ve pooled our local insights to collate for you a quick guide to spending summertime in Greater Hamilton. Enjoy!  1. A Day out at Rocklands Reservoir The...

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Chasing Churches

Chasing Churches

With a strong religious background, churches were amongst the first buildings created in Hamilton as well as each of the villages throughout the Shire with the stunning architecture providing a glimpse into the past. We have created a series of guides, taking you to...

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Herrmann Wines

Herrmann Wines

Herrmann Wines The family owned and operated Herrmann Wines was established in 2005 by John and Dorothy Herrmann with the planting of 5000 Pinot Noir vines on their mixed farm at Tarrington. As the next generation takes up the day to day management, son Brent now...

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12 Days of Christmas in Greater Hamilton

12 Days of Christmas in Greater Hamilton

Looking for something festive to do in the lead up to Christmas?   Here’s your local guide to the 12 Most Festive Things To Do in the last 12 days before Santa visits!        1. Shop for your Christmas tree at Tarrington Trees  Kick start the festivities by...

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Obsidian Room

Obsidian Room

Obsidian Room Wine down and settle in for a night at the Obsidian Room, Hamilton’s newest wine and cocktail bar. Relax and unwind with espresso martinis on tap, premium wines or one of their famous strawberry daiquiris. Pair your drinks with a gourmet pizza, cheese...

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St Michael’s Lutheran Church

St Michael’s Lutheran Church

St Michael’s Lutheran Church Look up to the magnificently dominated Tarrington skyline and spot the steeples of St Michael’s Lutheran Church in the heart of Tarrington, a gothic-revival-inspired church that was built in 1927. During the day the church is a...

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Tarrington Cottage Eclectica

Tarrington Cottage Eclectica

Tarrington Cottage Eclectica Discover hidden treasures as you explore the treasures sourced by your host Liz. Be it an Art Deco office cabinet with draws that still slide like butter, a vintage brass fighting rooster or old crockery that reminds you of Sundays at...

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Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe Owners, Nick and Vicki, bake fresh daily and stock the menu themselves, all breakfasts and lunches are made with precision and are packed full with flavour. Their service is always of the highest standard, which is why so many return as “Customers...

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