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!


Piccaninny View


DAWN: Sunrise views

Walk to the peak of the Piccaninny with a picnic rug, cosy blanket and a hot thermos in hand ready to watch on as a new day dawns. Take it all in as the sun rises over rolling tree tops lighting up the picturesque mountain ranges and landscape that surrounds you and that special someone. As an easy-medium graded walk, taking only an hour and a half to complete, what better way could there possibly be to kick start your day?


Mount Rouse


AM: Volcanic magic

Spend some time in the regions volcanic vicinity and pay a visit to Mount Rouse, Penshurst’s resident volcano, which gives outdoor loving love birds the chance to perch themselves upon a love seat and overlook the spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounds, serving up the most perfect backdrop for that Valentines snap.


Couple Picnic


LUNCH: Peaceful picnics

Did you know that there’s actually a local business in the area that takes care of preparing a picnic and all that goes with it? Now you can sit back, relax and let the guys from Premium Picnics do their thing. So what’s their thing I hear you ask? Setting up incredibly beautiful and stunning picnic layouts that create the perfect atmosphere for creating even better memories! For this very reason, why not arrange for them to bring some pizazz to your picnic? Sit amongst the native trees and flowers at the Dunkeld Arboretum, listen to the tranquil sounds of water upstream from the Wannon Falls or simply have it set up in the gorgeous Botanic Gardens. The possibilities are endless with Premium Picnics travelling pretty much anywhere within an hour of Hamilton!



AFTERNOON: Cellar Door comforts

Journey to a space fit for those who love the great outdoors, but rather than hiking or exploring it, enjoy it most when it’s accompanied by a comfortable place to sit, an exquisite white wine or two and incredibly scrumptious cheese boards. Pierrepoint Wines offers an opportunity to enjoy a game of Giant Jenga, koits or Finska, or to relax and see the afternoon drift by in the company of that special someone. With many other spectacular wineries in the Henty Wine Region, cellar door tastings are available at Hermann Wines, Bochara Wines and Suffoir Winery. Taste some south west wine region magic and experience the romantic atmosphere of the cellar doors for yourself, followed by a walk through the picturesque vineyards. Bliss!



PM: Dinner for two

Certain to put the cherry on top of anyone’s day is a delightful dinner for two at one of Greater Hamilton’s many restaurants or eateries. Kick back with a traditional pub feed at one of the regions local pubs, peruse the specials at one of our exquisite restaurants, or order something to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, on the couch, with your favourite rom-com! The hardest part is picking the movie!


📷 Border Collie ‘Bear’ from Pierrepoint Wines

With so much on offer you can’t go wrong when choosing Greater Hamilton for a romantic day out and about.  Be sure to check out our blog “Valentine’s Retreats in Southern Grampians” for some accommodation inspiration – why wouldn’t you make a night of it?

Love, Team Visit Greater Hamilton ❤️️