Family’s Big Day Out in Greater Hamilton

Family’s Big Day Out in Greater Hamilton

Looking for a little inspo to get your family out, about and enjoying the greatness of Greater Hamilton.  Well, look no further.  We have compiled an exceptional list of family-friendly activities, all located within this fantastic region.  Here are 20 of Greater...

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An Insider’s Guide to Cavendish

An Insider’s Guide to Cavendish

Culinary mastery, country hospitality, historical exploration, exceptional events, serene stays, proximity to the Grampians National Park and sweeping views of the Western District, that is the Cavendish experience.   Eat An exceptional dining experience awaits...

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Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Rocklands Reservoir – 3 Reasons To Go Today

Situated 13kms east of Balmoral is Rocklands Reservoir; the largest water reservoir in Victoria.  Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a whopping 67.5 square kilometres, stretching across a spectacular landscape and generating a region ripe with exceptional...

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Wintery Wonders of Greater Hamilton

Wintery Wonders of Greater Hamilton

Cover image photo credit @cameracorp_aus (via Insta).   Winter is an enigmatic and captivating season in Greater Hamilton; frosty trees line the streets, sparkling rivers flow through the townships, gushing waterfalls plunge to their pools, warming log fires heat...

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The Ten Most Instagrammable Spots In Dunkeld

The Ten Most Instagrammable Spots In Dunkeld

Cover image photo credit @discoverdunkeld (via Insta).   Drop a pin or use a hashtag for these ten Instagram-worthy settings and scenes of spectacular Dunkeld.  This is #Dunkeld and it is #awesome.   #MountAbrupt A steep climb to a sharp peak, Mount Abrupt...

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Four Reasons To Stretch Your Legs In Penshurst

Four Reasons To Stretch Your Legs In Penshurst

Cover Image photo credit @vincentvalstar (via Insta).  As you travel along the Great Southern Touring Route, be sure to park yourself in Penshurst, stretch your legs and discover these three local delights.  Yatmerone Reserve With over 30 species of birds living at...

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Talking Henty Wines With Martin From Bochara

Talking Henty Wines With Martin From Bochara

The Southern Grampians is renowned for its rich, fertile soils which in turn gives rise to not only a delectable array of produce but also a reserve of refined wines.  The cool climatic conditions and sufficiently suitable sun exposure means that this region (also...

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Glenthompson’s Insta Style

Glenthompson’s Insta Style

Hero Image credit @tracey_kruger (via Insta)   Glorious Glenthompson, its natural beauty is seen every which way you turn.  From firey sunsets to vibrant canola fields to life on the farm.  Glenthompson has Insta style and they have it in bucket loads.  Laying it...

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5 Minutes With Casey Manson of Grotti Lotti

5 Minutes With Casey Manson of Grotti Lotti

A creative virtuoso and proud local of the Greater Hamilton region, Grotti Lotti (aka Casey Manson). Making an impact on the art world, Grotti Lotti paints vibrant and contemporary nature-inspired art, stocks shops and markets nationwide, runs a successful online...

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Stretch Your Legs At Cavendish

Stretch Your Legs At Cavendish

You’re travelling to the Grampians National Park and the kids are getting a little restless in the back.  Save your sanity and expel their energy with a stopover at the charming town of Cavendish.  Located on the Henty Highway with the Grampians on your...

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Glenelg River Rosemary

Glenelg River Rosemary

Glenelg River Rosemary Located just out of Balmoral, Glenelg River Herbs is a specialist field grower of fresh and dried herbs including Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Oregano, and Bay leaves. With an excess of 150,000 rosemary bushes, it is Australia’s largest grower of...

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The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery Historical Bakery circa 1887, one of a few in Victoria with fully operational wood fired scotch oven. The Bakery is located in a quiet area of Dunkeld in a close vicinity of the the town centre. The Bakery specialises in handcrafted sourdough bread,...

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Mount Rouse

Mount Rouse

Mount Rouse Penshurst’s own resident volcano, Mount Rouse is responsible for the rocky landscape surrounding Penshurst and which dominates much of the landscape from Penshurst to Port Fairy. A part of Kanawinka alongside Mt Napier and Budj Bim (Mt Eccles), Mount Rouse...

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Tarrington Vineyards

Tarrington Vineyards

Tarrington Vineyards Tarrington Vineyards is a small family owned business producing wine from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown and made on the premises. The vineyard is gently managed using biodynamic farming practices and the wine is made using natural...

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Pierrepoint Wines

Pierrepoint Wines

Pierrepoint Wines Pierrepoint Wines is a five-hectare vineyard established in 1998 growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. The property boasts magnificent views across a charming valley, an established sugar gum plantation and a picturesque lake. To the...

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Hochkirch Wines

Hochkirch Wines

Hochkirch Wines Located on the Hamilton Highway 15km south east of Hamilton at Tarrington, Hochkirch operate on 20 acres of vineyard. Cellar door sales by arrangement. CONTACT phone. 03 5571 2088facebook. Hochkirch Winesinstagram. Hochkirch Wines Visit Website7389...

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The Roxburgh

The Roxburgh

The Roxburgh Founded in 2007 in a beautiful two-storey bluestone building sits this family run business with a passion for coffee and spirit for their community.  Although this may be an impressive looking building from the outside, the inside is where the magic...

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Izzys Tavern

Izzys Tavern

Izzys Tavern A family owned and operated business providing catering to a diverse range of clientele throughout the Western District.  Izzy’s group was established in 2004 and comprises of Izzy’s Mt View Café Dunkeld, Izzy’s Tavern Hamilton, and Izzy’s Restaurant Bar...

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The Hamilton Hamper

The Hamilton Hamper

The Hamilton Hamper The Hamilton Hamper is a truly unique and impressive business set up, comprising a retail store specialising in quality gourmet foods, a full delicatessen providing fresh seafood, cheeses, smallgoods and more, unique gifts and The Hamilton Hamper...

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Cafe Gray

Cafe Gray

Cafe Gray Cafe Gray is situated right in the heart of Gray Street at 109 Gray. Serving hearty breakfasts, yummy morning and afternoon teas and delicious lunches, teamed up with a refreshing juice bar and organic Red Star coffee. Homemade food served by fun and...

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Botanical Restaurant & Bar

Botanical Restaurant & Bar

Botanical Restaurant & Bar The Botanical dining experience is available 6 days a week. The dinning room and bar offers the perfect place to relax, enjoy a meal from the ever changing menu, a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, including the pick of local...

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Bandicoot Motor Inn Restaurant

Bandicoot Motor Inn Restaurant

Bandicoot Motor Inn Restaurant The Bandicoot Motor Inn is situated on approximately 2 acres of parklands. It is ideally placed as a base for day journeys to the Grampians National Park, Portland, Port Fairy and many other Western District locations or tours. Within...

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Alexandra House

Alexandra House

Alexandra House Alexandra house caters for any function from weddings, 21st, 50th, 80th or to those just coming in for a great value meal. Alexandra House supporting sport and the local community. CONTACT phone. 03 5571...

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Western Speedway

Western Speedway

Hamilton’s Western Speedway is owned and operated by the Hamilton Speedway Drivers Inc, a not-for-profit organisation, whose aim is to provide a controlled environment for motorsport fans and competitors to enjoy the thrills and excitement of speedway racing. ...

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Hamilton Miniature Railway

Hamilton Miniature Railway

Hamilton Miniature Railway The Hamilton Model Railway Group Inc. was formed by a group of friends with an interest in Australian Model Railways. On display in the clubroom is a model display of the layout ‘Kilmore East’ as well as a range of railway...

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Henty Estate

Henty Estate

Henty Estate Henty Estate produces exceptional cool climate wines of great finesse. Attention to detail in the vineyard combined with traditional winemaking techniques including hand plunging, basket pressing and the exclusive use of French oak enable the wines to...

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Hamilton Golf Club

Hamilton Golf Club

Hamilton Golf Club The Hamilton Golf Club offers a relaxing, peaceful environment for the golf enthusiast. The tree-lined fairways and well-bunkered greens offer a realistic challenge to all golfers. Hamilton Golf Course are proud of the standard to which they have...

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Hamilton Cinema

Hamilton Cinema

Hamilton Cinema The Hamilton Cinema has seating capacity for 121 as well as disability access and hearing loops. It has a kiosk with freshly made popcorn, refreshments and sweets. Sit back and enjoy the movies on offer in this comfortable setting. CONTACT phone. 03...

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