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Grampians Town – Hamilton

Regarded as the Wool capital of Australia, Hamilton is a charming town near the popular Grampians region in Victoria.

Located almost 295km west of Melbourne, Hamilton is a major commercial centre for south-west Victoria.

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




Hamilton is also known for its many scenic attractions on the gorgeous volcanic landscape and is often used as a convenient stop off point for those travelling from Melbourne through to Mount Gambier or Adelaide.

The major tourist draw is the popular Lake Hamilton. Located towards the eastern side of town, Lake Hamilton is one the most popular outdoor spots venue in the area for boating and fishing.

Come here for a leisurely walk or a fun-filled hiking across the breathtaking volcanic landscape. The lake area boasts a number of walking tracks heading to the small swimming beach. Visitors can swim, play and picnic at the lake area.

Those looking for historic attractions should visit Hamilton’s local museums. Hamilton houses an array of heritage museums and art galleries which are worth exploring. The Ansett transport museum and the Hamilton Art Gallery are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Hamilton.

Visitors to Hamilton can also explore the Hamilton Botanical Gardens and indulge in an array of fun-filled activities with their family. Whether you want to relax, play or picnic, the garden is a perfect venue for you.

Don’t forget to enjoy a home-cooked meal at any of the local eateries after a few hours of activities and touring.



Lake Hamilton

Lake Hamilton

Hamilton, VIC

Lake Hamilton is a beautiful lake located in West Hamilton. The calm waters of the lake offer picture-perfect opportunities for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. A picnic by the lakeside creates a...

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Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum

Hamilton, VIC

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is located near Lake Hamilton, and was built in honour of Sir Reginald Ansett, the founder of the Australian transport empire formerly known as Ansett. The Museum is dedicated to...

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Hamilton Botanic Gardens

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Botanic Gardens is a beautiful park set on four hectares with fountains, rare trees, animal and bird enclosures. The Hamilton Botanic Gardens is very special as it has artistic, historical and botanical...

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Lakes Edge Adventure Playground

Lakes Edge Adventure Playground

Hamilton, VIC

Lakes Edge Adventure Playground is a spacious playground where families can spend hours playing in a safe environment. It was built in 2013 thanks to the help of the Commonwealth Government, and today is one of the most...

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Hamilton Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Art Gallery is one of the most popular tourist spots within the Grampians region. It has many exclusive collections of fine and decorative items from all over the world. The Gallery features over 8000...

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Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton Racecourse, located between the scenic coastline and the Grampians, offers race goers an enthralling opportunity to savour track events. The richness of the land on which the racecourse is located offers a...

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Western Speedway

Western Speedway

Hamilton, VIC

The Western Speedway is a popular attraction in the township of Hamilton which hosts a number of car racing events throughout the year. The Speedway is owned and managed by a non-profit organisation known as the...

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Hamilton Pastoral Museum

Hamilton Pastoral Museum

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Pastoral Museum is a unique attraction in Hamilton, and one of many must-visit destinations for anyone who is fascinated by local history. The museum was founded in 1968 when a group of enthusiasts found a...

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Wannon Falls

Wannon Falls

Hamilton, VIC

Wannon Falls is an exceptional phenomenon of nature which lies just 20kms from Hamilton. The formation of the waterfalls resulted from the directional flow of lava to Wannon River, resulting in the spectacular display...

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Nigretta Falls

Nigretta Falls

Hamilton, VIC

Nigretta Falls, formerly the Upper Wannon Falls, are located within the Grampians region about 16kms from Hamilton. Nigretta Falls’ water comes from Wannon River and plunges over numerous rocky structures to...

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Melville Oval

Melville Oval

Hamilton, VIC

Melville Oval is a popular sporting venue in Hamilton, with the greens typically used for hosting cricket matches. The oval has historical significance because it was used as the main recreational reserve of Hamilton...

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Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park

Hamilton, VIC

Mitchell Park is one of Hamilton’s top parks and recreation reserves. It features a dual-purpose oval that is used for both football and cricket, as well as athletic facilities. Mitchell Park, Playground, Ovals...

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Hamilton Cinema

Hamilton Cinema

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton Cinema is a must-visit attraction in The Grampians for movie enthusiasts looking forward to the latest releases on the big screen. A thriving destination for movie buffs, this cinema is an iconic part of the...

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Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

Hamilton, VIC

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church is the main place of worship for Catholics in Hamilton. It is renowned for its architecture and many fascinating design aspects. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church Service & Sunday...

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Hamilton Showgrounds

Hamilton Showgrounds

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Showgrounds is a 12-hectare venue that hosts a variety of community events throughout the year. Located less than a kilometre away from the Hamilton CBD, some of the popular events that take place here...

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Hamilton Golf Club

Hamilton Golf Club

Hamilton, VIC

The small township of Hamilton is a frequently visited destination for those who come to the famous Grampians National Park. This scenic township is loaded with a range of lodging and recreational facilities. Golfers...

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Pierrepoint Wines

Pierrepoint Wines

Tarrington, VIC

Pierrepoint Wines is located in the Henty Wine Region, one of Australia’s most popular wine destinations. Located at the foot of the spectacular Mount Pierrepoint in the Western district, this family-owned...

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Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Performing Arts Centre is the primary venue for exciting performances, as well as business events, in the Southern Grampians region. Located in the heart of Hamilton, the centre is equipped with state-of...

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Hamilton Parkrun

Hamilton Parkrun

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Parkrun is a free community event held weekly, where participants go on a 5-kilometre run, walk, or jog around Lake Hamilton. People of all ages and abilities can join and use the walk as part of their...

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St Andrews Presbyterian Church

St Andrews Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, VIC

St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Hamilton was built all the back in 1857; serving the local Presbyterian community with Sunday Mass and Sunday School services. The Presbyterian Church of Victoria is a constituent of...

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Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Gallery is a treasure collection whose pieces can be traced back over 50 years, making this a delightful space for art lovers in Hamilton. With a diverse collection and numerous events held throughout the...

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Campes Motor Museum

Campes Motor Museum

Hamilton, VIC

Campes Motor Museum is every motor enthusiast’s dream come true. Founded more than three decades ago, the museum is home to vintage cars and an array of motor memorabilia. You will find Campes Motor Museum, just...

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Christ Church Anglican Church

Christ Church Anglican Church

Hamilton, VIC

The Christ Church Anglican Church in Hamilton welcomes everyone to join in for worship. Throughout the week there are various liturgies, prayers, and Eucharist that take place, open to all including the young and old...

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Hamilton History Centre

Hamilton History Centre

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton History Centre is a research facility located in Hamilton, and whose main purpose is to collect, preserve and catalogue the region’s records. Additionally, the centre allows people to research their...

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Parklands Golf Club

Parklands Golf Club

Hamilton, VIC

The Parklands Golf Club is a premier golfing venue in Hamilton. This public golf club was established in 1972 and is now maintained by a group of hardworking volunteers. Golfers of all abilities and ages are welcome to...

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Hamilton Indoor Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Hamilton Indoor Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Indoor Leisure & Aquatic Centre is a state of the art facility that provides access to an array of sports and leisure facility to the residents of Hamilton. The centre opened in 2006 and some of the...

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Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange

Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange

Hamilton, VIC

The Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange is a sale yard known for being one of the busiest in the country. With over 50,000 cattle and a million sheep sold each year, the Livestock Exchange is held in high regard in...

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Hamilton Reservoir

Hamilton Reservoir

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton Reservoir, one of the many attractions in the Grampians, has a scenic and serene environment that makes it ideal for a weekend getaway for those visiting the Grampians region. Locals and visitors all enjoy the...

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Mud Gallery

MUD Gallery

Hamilton, VIC

The MUD Gallery, formerly known as the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, is a popular community gallery in Hamilton. This non-profit gallery is entirely run by volunteers and local artists who sell beautiful works...

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Hirl Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure

HIRL Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure

Hamilton, VIC

HIRL Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure is a popular attraction that allows visitors to see beautiful Australian bandicoots up close. HIRL (Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning) established the enclosure especially for...

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Kennedy Oval

Kennedy Oval

Hamilton, VIC

Kennedy Oval is one of the leading recreation reserves of Hamilton in the Southern Grampians. It’s best known for being the main venue for cricket matches in the area. Kennedy Oval, Cricket Club, Clubrooms &...

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Pedrina Park

Pedrina Park

Hamilton, VIC

Pedrina Park is an oval and playground with numerous facilities for adults and kids to enjoy an active day. It serves as a major sporting venue, with three dual-purpose ovals, soccer field, synthetic hockey pitch, and 8...

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