Robert Blackburn
Victoria
DunkeldDunkeld attracts adventurers and foodies alike, situated on the edge of the Sothern Grampians it’s the perfect base to explore Mount Sturgeon and Abrupt, and stay and dine at one of Australia’s most renowned establishments.
Experience the stunning scenery and inspired cuisine of Dunkeld, a picturesque village on the edge of the southern Grampians with views of the Great Dividing Range. Marvel at the imposing mounts Sturgeon and Abrupt, explore the Arboretum, and have a meal at the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel. For fine mountain views and innovative cuisine to boot, book a table at the Dunkeld Royal Mail Hotel – winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide. Taste the flavours of the Grampians through the creative menu incorporating fresh, locally grown produce and signature regional wines. Walk off your indulgences by following one of the Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt walking tracks and take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Take the Piccaninny Walk for a brisk workout or enjoy a slow wander through the Arboretum's walking track and be inspired by the native flora and serene billabongs. Work on your swing at the Grampians Golf Course and visit during the Discover Dunkeld Festival in October to join in the celebration of the town's history, culture, food and wine. The Dunkeld Cup in November is another great chance to get together with locals and visitors for a day of horse racing, fashion and music. Soothe body and soul with a few days at the Griffin Hill Health Retreat, a sanctuary of yoga, meditation and healthy food. Dunkeld is 253 kilometres west of Melbourne or around three hours by car via the Glenelg Highway.
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Have a dining experience at the Royal Mail Hotel
Royal Mail Hotel is designed to capture the stunning beauty of the Southern Grampians. The property features sweeping views, multi-award-winning dining and cellar, bars, quality accommodation, luxury corporate retreat and wedding facilities for the ultimate destination wedding or celebration. The hotel features two restaurants, the two-hatted Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, open Wednesday to Saturday evenings and for lunch on Saturday, and Parker Street Project - casual diner, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Hotel accommodation ranges from Deluxe Mountain View rooms, apartments and shared houses. The Mount Sturgeon Station, located just five minutes from the hotel site offers alternative accommodation in eight fully restored 1840's bluestone cottages, or the Mount Sturgeon Homestead, a six-bedroom colonial homestead. with rolling lawns and stunning mountain views. Hotel activities include regular guided tours of the Royal Mail Kitchen Garden, wine cellar (including comparative tastings) and native animal enclosures. Self-guided private walking tracks are also available. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel - excluding Mt Sturgeon Cottages.
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