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Grampians Town – Ararat

Nestled towards the eastern side of the breathtaking Grampians, the beautiful town of Ararat is a quaint countryside location perfect for a day trip or a fun-filled weekend getaway.

Renowned for its rich farmland and abundant grape growing regions, Ararat welcomes visitors to indulge in a peaceful setting near the gorgeous Grampians mountain range.

Ararat Attractions, Activities & Things to See & Do in the Grampians VIC




The town is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday and to visit the nearby Mount Cole Forest Range. Located in the middle of the Grampians and the Pyrenees, Ararat offers a wonderful range of outdoor opportunities for visitors to its township.

Apart from the many activities at the hill ranges, you can enjoy an array of wine tours and trails within the town. Visitors can taste some authentic wine and buy few of your favourites to take home with you as a reminder of your time in western Victoria.

Popular attractions in Ararat include a number of museums and galleries. Visitors should ensure they visit the popular Chinese Gum San Heritage museum and Langi Morgala. In addition, the town boasts a number of breathtaking gardens offering an array of wild flowering plants and serene settings which are perfect for a picnic.



Aradale Ghost Tour

Aradale Ghost Tour

Ararat, VIC
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An Aradale Ghost Tour is a fun and interesting activity to enjoy whilst in Ararat, as you will be taken on an eerie tour of a lunatic asylum and prison. The location of the tour is in the J Ward Museum Complex which...

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Mount Buangor State Park

Mount Buangor State Park

Bayindeen, VIC

For outdoor enthusiasts looking for an excellent camping site in Victoria that offers great walking tracks and sightseeing opportunities, then look no further than Mount Buangor State Park. Mount Buangor State Park...

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Ararat Town Hall

Ararat Town Hall

Ararat, VIC

The Ararat Town Hall (Ararat Performing Arts Centre) is the cultural and entertainment hub of the Grampians; serves as a multipurpose venue for a number of events. The centre hosts numerous major performances and events...

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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

Ararat, VIC

The Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre is an excellent facility which tells the story of miners travelling from South China to Australia in search of gold. A visit to Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre is as close as you can...

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Alexandra Gardens Park

Alexandra Gardens Park

Ararat, VIC

Fancy a tranquil getaway that is easily accessible in Grampians? Check out the Alexandra Gardens Park, a scenic garden in the heart of Ararat. Located on Vincent Street, the gardens are an attraction for visitors from...

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J Ward Museum Complex

J Ward Museum Complex

Ararat, VIC
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The J Ward Museum Complex houses artefacts and information dedicated to informing visitors about the history of criminals who were imprisoned here. In 1859, J Ward Prison was opened as a goldfields prison. When the gold...

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Astor Cinema Ararat

Astor Cinema Ararat

Ararat, VIC

The Astor Cinema Ararat is a historical landmark and a Heritage Listed building in Ararat. Whether you come for the cinema, the history, or both, you won’t be disappointed. Astor Cinema Ararat, Movie & Session...

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Green Hill Lake

Green Hill Lake

Ararat, VIC

Green Hill Lake is a picturesque camping reserve located off the Western Highway in Ararat. Travellers, locals, and camping enthusiasts alike all have many fun and exciting outdoor activities to enjoy here. Green Hill...

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Chalambar Golf Club

Chalambar Golf Club

Ararat, VIC

The Chalambar Golf Club is located in a quiet location just 2km from Ararat and just a short drive from the Grampians National Park. You do not have to be a member to play at this stunning golf club, so make sure to...

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Grampians Estate

Grampians Estate

Great Western, VIC

The Grampians Estate was started two decades ago by two enthusiastic winemakers and entrepreneurs. Gradually, the estate has emerged as one of the premier winemakers in the entire region. Today, the estate is what Sarah...

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Montara Winery

Montara Winery

Ararat, VIC

During the 1860s, the winery and vineyards of Montara were established; soon after the downfall of the gold rush. The owners named this 14-hectare vineyard after the famous Mount Ararat. The McRae family started their...

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Langi Ghiran State Park

Langi Ghiran State Park

Warrak, VIC

Langi Ghiran State Park is a popular attraction in Dobie, around 14kms from the town of Ararat. The park’s name is derived from the name ‘Lar-ne-jeering’ which is a local word in the Djab Wurrung...

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Ararat Racecourse

Ararat Racecourse

Ararat, VIC

Ararat Racecourse attracts visitors from all over the world. Located 200kms west of Melbourne, this racecourse is home to the annual Ararat Gold Cup. In addition to the regular race days, the Ararat Racecourse is also a...

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Ararat Hills Regional Park

Ararat Hills Regional Park

Ararat, VIC

Located north of Ararat, and approximately 200kms west of Melbourne, the Ararat Hills Regional Park offers a perfect getaway for outdoor lovers. Covering more than 2,400 acres, the park offers stunning views of the...

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Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Ararat, VIC

The Ararat Regional Art Gallery has a special place in the country’s art scene, thanks to its unwavering commitment to encourage unique works of art using both fibre and textile. The gallery was established in...

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Langi Morgala Museum

Langi Morgala Museum

Ararat, VIC

Langi Morgala Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1970 to provide a home for the diverse collections of Aboriginal works of art and artefacts that are important to the region’s history. The Ararat and...

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Kimbarra Wines

Kimbarra Wines

Ararat, VIC

Kimbarra Wines is a must-visit destination for all wine lovers who come to the Grampians. This beautiful property is nestled at the foothills of the Grampians, with scenic rolling hills as a backdrop. If you look back...

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Westgate Vineyard

Westgate Vineyard

Armstrong, VIC

The Westgate Vineyard is a historic winery and vineyard property in the Grampians. The first vines were planted in 1969, but the harvest was only used by local vignerons in order to produce wines. Later, the vineyard...

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Ararat And Grampians Visitor Information Centre

Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre

Ararat, VIC

The Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre is a one-stop-shop for visitors looking for information about the magnificent Grampians region. The centre takes pride in giving visitors a warm welcome and providing...

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