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Koorayn Dunkelds peaceful hideaway
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Koorayn Dunkelds peaceful hideawayKoorayn is a 15 acre property located 3.1km (or a 4min drive) from Dunkeld, the ”Gateway to the Grampians". The house has a retro and individualized charm. This is the perfect place for you to enjoy the calming landscape and abundant wildlife. The living area and bedroom have generous windows facing the mountains with ample opportunities to watch grazing kangaroos and birds. The deck is equipped with a BBQ and outdoor furniture, facing the stunning Grampians. Hope to see you there. Claudia
Heathvale Heights Cottage
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Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Heathvale Heights CottageRelax, Unwind, De-stress, Breathe Heathvale Heights Cottage is newly listed self-contained accommodation for couples on quiet farmland near Dunkeld. Awake in a queen size bed relaxed and listen to kookaburras in the trees. A luxurious, spacious bathroom with clawfoot bath, walk-in shower and twin basins is adjacent the bedroom. An open plan kitchen/dining/living area has views of Mt Abrupt through the double glazed picture window. Rock in the arm chair and gaze at the night sky. (Limit 2)
A nostalgic outpost at the foot of the Grampians
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
A nostalgic outpost at the foot of the GrampiansA nostalgic outpost at the southern gateway to Victoria's glorious Grampians mountain wilderness, Salt Creek Cottage is nestled in the heart of the historic township of Dunkeld, a gentle walk from the main street, shops, cafe's and the iconic Royal Mail Hotel. Our charismatic colonial-style cottage fondly known as 'Salty', is the perfect base camp for the epic walks of the Grampians National Park, her moody interior sets the scene for the perfect intimate getaway.

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Camino Cottage
$156 AUD per night
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LEW. Apartment - modern comfort in central Dunkeld
$208 AUD per night
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  1. Private room
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Grampians View Bed & Breakfast
$160 AUD per night
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Netanya Cottage Farm Stay
$180 AUD per night
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Aquila Eco Lodges - Lofthouse
$345 AUD per night
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Klem's Cottage
$182 AUD per night
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Mereweather Accommodation
$240 AUD per night
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  1. Entire cabin
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Stunning Timber Cottage
$150 AUD per night
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Grapefruit Cottage - self contained
$110 AUD per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Dunkeld
Green Door Cottage
$145 AUD per night
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Grampians Retreat Cabin 12
$99 AUD per night
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Mount View
$140 AUD per night

Your guide to Dunkeld

Welcome to Dunkeld

Nestled at the foot of Mount Sturgeon (Wurgarri), the southern tip of the Grampians mountains in southwestern Victoria, the charming rural town of Dunkeld makes a fine base for exploring the spectacular Grampians National Park, which draws walkers from all over the world for its dramatic scenery and Aboriginal heritage. Yet Dunkeld has draws of its own, including a fascinating historical museum set in a bluestone Presbyterian church built by the town’s predominantly Scottish settlers.

Dotted with cafes and boutiques, Dunkeld is also home to one of regional Victoria’s top fine-dining restaurants, set in a historic pub. Burn off a memorable meal with a vigorous hike up Mount Sturgeon (Wurgarri), which affords panoramic views of the surrounding ranges (allow three hours for the seven-kilometre round trip), or travel deeper into the national park to explore stunning hiking trails, breathtaking lookout points, and well-preserved Aboriginal rock art sites. Dunkeld also sits on the Grampians Way, a scenic driving trail encircling the national park that takes in a handful of country towns and wineries.


How do I get around Dunkeld?

Dunkeld is 270 kilometres or around 3.5 hours’ drive west of Melbourne. While there are no direct buses to Dunkeld from Melbourne, regular daily services run from Victoria’s capital to Ballarat, from where you can connect with Mount Gambier-bound buses that stop in Dunkeld. A small, relatively compact town, Dunkeld’s business district hugs the main drag, Parker Street, making it easy to get around on foot. But unless you’re only visiting Dunkeld to shop and eat, you’re likely to want a car for ease of exploring Grampians National Park and local driving trails, with vehicle hire best arranged in Melbourne.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Dunkeld?

The Grampians’ busy season runs from the September school holidays until after Easter, when the weather is warm and the skies are generally clear. Spring is the best time to see wildflowers in all their glory, both in the national park and at the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden at Halls Gap, a 45-minute drive north of Dunkeld, which sets the stage for the Grampians Wildflower Show, typically held in late September. Also in spring, Dunkeld hosts the 3 Peaks Festival, an outdoor market showcasing local crafts, food, drinks, music, and kids’ activities. In March, the Australian String Quartet comes to town for the three-day Dunkeld Festival of Music. While the winter months can be chilly in the Grampians, it’s a great time to escape the crowds in Grampians National Park, and relax by a cosy log fire.


What are the top things to do in Dunkeld?

Grampians Peaks Trail

Fully opened in 2021, the Grampians Peaks Trail is a 160-kilometre, 13-day hiking route through the rugged interior of Grampians National Park, with campsites at the end of each leg. The hike can also be broken up into more manageable chunks for those who are unable to or prefer not to carry provisions for the full 13-day adventure.

Wineries

Particularly well known for its sparkling wines and Shiraz, the Grampians has been a quality wine-producing region for more than 150 years. The largest concentration of wineries lies in the eastern Grampians, but there are also two cellar doors near Hamilton, just 30 minutes southwest of Dunkeld, which are well worth seeking out.

Dunkeld Arboretum

Arguably Dunkeld’s best-kept secret, Dunkeld Arboretum is a tranquil spot to take a stroll in nature, with walking tracks and interpretative signage. Visit at sunset for beautiful photography opportunities looking across the ponds towards Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug).