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Grampians Highlights Tour

This drive from Hamilton brings you to picturesque Dunkeld, the gateway to the Southern Grampians. Dunkeld has an award winning historical museum, historic walks, eating houses, art galleries and a golf course complete with kangaroos and emus. A short distance along the Halls Gap Tourist Road, walking tracks lead to the summits of Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt, both of which provide great views.

Lake Bellfield, on the outskirts of Halls Gap, is only 35 minutes drive from Dunkeld and has fishing and picnic facilities. Halls Gap itself has plenty to see and do. Then drive to Zumstein, with spectacular viewing along the way, including Boroka Lookout, MacKenzie Falls and Reeds Lookout. Zumstein has a picnic area and plenty of native animals.

The round trip back to Hamilton takes you through Wartook, Cherrypool and Cavendish, a small town on the Wannon River which has historical significance and picnic facilities.

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Grampians Scenic Drive

A continuous view of the Southern Grampians can be enjoyed as you experience the Southern Grampians of the Great Dividing Range. From Hamilton take the Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld. Home to art galleries, gardens, wineries, local produce and for the more adventurous the option of bushwalking time spent in Dunkeld is worthwhile.
Enjoy the views of the Southern Grampians as you follow the C217, Grampians Tourist Road from Dunkeld through to the Mirranatwa Gap lookout. This viewing point overlooking the Southern Grampians ranges captures stunning vista of the pastoral heritage of the area.
Travelling further west to Cavendish enjoy time walking on the Settlers walk on the banks of the Wannon River, before returning home to Hamilton.
Driving Time - Return 1.5 Hours, 102km.

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Hamilton Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery is famous for its outstanding collections of fine and decorative arts including the fabulous Shaw Bequest. Silver, glass and porcelain, oriental ceramic, furniture, paintings and prints, including Australian art, are featured in six modern galleries.
The Gallery’s rare collection of 18th century paintings by Paul Sandby, known as ‘The Father of English Watercolour’ is unrivalled in Australia and beautifully displayed in a recreation of an English drawing room. The other major Sandby collection is owned by the Queen and housed at Windsor Castle.
The Gallery’s permanent collection of 8000 artworks is complemented with a program that features some of the finest temporary exhibitions touring Australia.

03 5573 0460
107 Brown Street, Hamilton

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Hamilton Arteffects & David Edwards Framing

The Hamilton Arteffects Gallery stocks a range of original paintings and limited edition prints by David Edwards, Leighton Edwards and Lyn Lyons. There is also sporting and collectable memorabilia for sale.
Almost anything is able to be framed at David Edwards Framing, including art, 3D objects and war medals. There is also a large format printing service on canvas, photo paper and high quality art paper, digital repairs of old and damaged photos and documents, scanning and printing available.
With 20 years of experience, no job is too big or too small.

03 5571 1852
52 Brown Street, Hamilton 3300

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Hamilton Botanic Gardens

The site for the gardens was set aside in 1853 and first planted out in 1870, making the gardens amongst the earliest provincial botanic gardens set aside in Australia.
From 1881 the Council at the time employed William Guilfoyle, curator of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, to draw up plans and design the layout of the gardens. His design approach was to introduce sweeping lawns, curved paths, lakes and islands, rockeries with cacti and succulents, colourful plants and contrasting foliage into the Hamilton Botanic Gardens. Guilfoyle’s first list of sketch plans and suggested plantings, now more than 100 years old, are held in the Hamilton Art Gallery. His creative ability has created a unique landscape style and his gardens today are considered a vital part of Victoria’s heritage.
Set in four hectares, the Gardens as a complete entity were classified by the National Trust of Victoria in 1990 and contain eight tree species listed in the Register of Significant Trees. The Gardens have areas of scientific interest, fountains, decorative fences and gates, animal and bird enclosures and are built in a manner of merging surrounding streetscapes to give pleasing vistas both inwards and outwards.

1800 807 056
Cnr Thompson and French Street

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