Stage is Set!

Stage is Set!

The stage is set this July, August and September for sensational acts, magnificent musicals, classical concerts and colourful kids’ shows. The Hamilton Performing Arts Centre’s calendar is packed with a powerhouse of performances, ready and raring to entertain...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 see them everywhere. Photos: @kirisimagesbirds on Instagram. Australia is home to more than 800 different stunning bird...

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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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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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Father’s Day ISO Packs

Father’s Day ISO Packs

Celebrate Father’s Day the ‘ISO’ way. COVID-19 might affect the way we celebrate the important things this year, but it doesn’t have to stop us from celebrating completely!   If you can’t be with your loved one this year, show them how...

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Cycling in Greater Hamilton

Cycling in Greater Hamilton

Hamilton Tarrington Cycle Loop Distance – 20km return Grade – Easy to Medium Take the family on this easy ten-kilometre trail between Hamilton and Tarrington ideally situated on a dedicated bike/walking track . Breathe in the fresh country air as you ride...

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Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

The Greater Hamilton region is the ideal base from which to explore a whole world of waterfalls.  Here are some of our favourites…   Nigretta Falls     Whilst exploring the volcanic lakes and plains the South West of Victoria is famous for, you...

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