As regional Victorians, right now, we're lucky.
We're lucky because we have the space, the freedom and the opportunities to discover the incredible natural attractions on offer in our own backyard - all to ourselves.
Though we feel blessed here, we are feeling for those in Melbourne currently staying at home for Lockdown 2.0, we miss them, and look forward to welcoming them back soon.
In the meantime, we're calling out to regional travellers.
Why not make the most of your freedom while our towns and villages are a bit quieter?
There are some unique and inspiring locations around the Grampians where you can embrace your freedom, support our people and take a few, much-needed days to retreat, recharge, and rediscover a new perspective.
The Grampians is the perfect place to escape the daily grind and unwind in nature.
Journey to our rugged mountains and discover a calmer, more peaceful side of yourself by embarking on an outdoor escape.
Take this opportunity to hike in the National Park, view Aboriginal rock art and learn about our Indigenous culture, discover pristine lakes and waterfalls, or simply take in the solitude and serenity at our scenic look-outs.
Whatever it might look like for you, embrace your freedom - The Grampians Way.
If the Grampians' unique natural landscapes, wildlife, fascinating history, and adrenaline-rushing adventures don't win your heart, its culinary culture will.
The Grampians are home to many historic and boutique wineries.
From an award- winning red at Clayfield Wines or Montara Wines, to a vibrant white at Seppelt Wines or Best's Wines, enjoy exploring our cellar doors.
To make it a truly relaxing experience, let Grampians Wine Tours guide you as you sit back and enjoy the ride.
Discover another iconic local crop, olives.
A visit to Red Rock Olives, Pomonal or Grampians Olive Co, Wartook Valley* is where you will find award-winning olive goods and enjoy locally grown chickpeas, capers and lentils, surrounded by sweeping mountains and natural beauty.
No foodie tour of the Grampians is complete without dropping into one of our cosy cafes, heart-warming country pubs, and classic bakeries including: Café Catalpa, Salingers Café, Great Western Hotel, Halls Gap Hotel, Dunkeld Old Bakery and Koopmans Dunkeld to name but a few.
The freedom we have here in regional Victoria offers an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and some of the best food and wine in the country, all while supporting small local businesses.
So, the next time you find yourself looking for a weekend activity, embrace the freedom we've been blessed with, and support your fellow regional Victorians in the Grampians.
- Please note Grampians Olive Co is currently closed, while the other restaurants listed are open - some may have limited hours, others are offering takeaway only and some may be reviewing their current dining services. Call ahead to find out more information and reserve your table. Before visiting, we recommend you review your travel plans in line with the latest safety guidelines: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/travel-restrictions-covid-19
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