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Local secrets & inspiration for residents and visitors alike. 

The Ten-Step Guide to the Hamilton Art Trail

The Ten-Step Guide to the Hamilton Art Trail

We love public art here in Greater Hamilton! Art is throughout all our towns and on a stroll through Hamilton’s main street and shopping precinct, you will find colourful pieces of art from some of our region’s best artists.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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18 Things To Do in Dunkeld

18 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...

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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...

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Wintery Wonders of Greater Hamilton

Wintery Wonders of Greater Hamilton

Relish in the comforts and delights of Greater Hamilton’s wintery wonders. From gushing waterfalls to warming log fires to rich red wines. Winter is truly wonderful!

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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...

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Chasing Churches

Chasing Churches

We have created a series of local guides, taking you to the stunning churches dotted throughout our region. Enjoy!

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Calling all Bird Lovers

Calling all Bird Lovers

The Greater Hamilton region is an ideal place to base yourself for birdwatching. Finding birds here is easy; you can hear them wherever you are and...

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Laneway Art

Laneway Art

Flowering fauna, abstract expressionism, native wildlife and so many more forms of muse are vibrantly presented in Hamilton’s McGuigan Lane. 

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5 Minutes With Casey Manson of Grotti Lotti

5 Minutes With Casey Manson of Grotti Lotti

Somewhere in between painting contemporary art, stocking shops nationwide, running a successful online store, shipping art worldwide and being a spirited mum, Casey Manson of Grotti Lotti spoke with us…

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Father’s Day ISO Packs

Father’s Day ISO Packs

COVID-19 might affect the way we celebrate the important things this year, but it doesn’t have to stop us from celebrating completely!

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Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

Explore a world of waterfalls. The Greater Hamilton region is the ideal base from which to explore some of the best.

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Historic Coleraine

Historic Coleraine

With a settled history dating back 200 years and an Aboriginal history dating back thousands of years, Coleraine is a country town steeped in stories of former days. 

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Festival of Colours

Festival of Colours

A lifetime’s work, a living library, a festival of colours; The Peter Francis Points Arboretum has long been regaling visitors and locals of Coleraine with its rainbow of flora.

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An Insider’s Guide to Coleraine

An Insider’s Guide to Coleraine

From a decadent chocolate factory to a classic car collection to incredible natural wonders, Coleraine has so much to offer and we have the insider’s guide to it all.

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5 Reasons to Visit Budj Bim

5 Reasons to Visit Budj Bim

Besides being the 20th site in Australia to make the UNESCO World Heritage list, here are five more reasons to visit the spectacular Budj Bim.

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An Insider’s Guide To Penshurst

An Insider’s Guide To Penshurst

Home to beautiful bluestone buildings, a noble horse race, a never-failing spring and lush green scenery, explore Penshurst with the help of this Insider’s Guide…

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Getting Active In Greater Hamilton

Getting Active In Greater Hamilton

With a myriad of active events happening in Greater Hamilton, this mantra is not only attainable but also enjoyable.  Check out our ultimate list of active happenings in the Greater Hamilton region.

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The Byaduk Spring Flower Show

The Byaduk Spring Flower Show

For one spectacular Spring day, the Byaduk Hall is transformed into a sea of colour, a hub of people and hum of excitement for The Byaduk Spring Flower Show.

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Only Ewe

Only Ewe

Pop by and see local owner, Marg at the popular Dunkeld outlet, Only Ewe. Best known for its specialisation in woolen products, the store has an...

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