Awaken your sense of adventure in Wartook Valley, the sunset side of the Grampians

November 27, 2021 BY

This region is where visitors will find Laharum, Wartook, Roses Gap and Brimpaen, and is only a 30-minute drive from Horsham.

Renowned for spectacular sunsets, stunning night skies, rugged ranges, waterfalls and wildflowers, Wartook Valley encompasses a wealth of history surrounding some of the largest olive groves in Victoria.

You can venture into the dense scenery on a picturesque walk or get your adrenaline pumping with one of the region’s many 4WD tracks. You can also experience the region’s rich culture by discovering Aboriginal rock art and some of Australia’s oldest olive groves.

Adventure seekers can enjoy year-round horse riding, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, quad bike tours and wildlife watching, making Wartook Valley the ideal place to escape your day-to-day.

There’s so much to do on, and off, the water at Lake Wartook.

Gather with loved ones in the peaceful setting of Zumsteins on the MacKenzie River, a secluded spot surrounded by bush and native animals where families have gathered for over one hundred years.

Once a thriving tourist resort, Zumsteins is now a place of historic ruin where you can explore where beekeeper Walter Zumstein played host to hundreds of holidaymakers in the 1930s.

You can also take a stroll along the beautiful boardwalks and simply enjoy the space to breathe.

Less than an hour from Horsham lies Lake Wartook, the home of adventures that keen fisher folk and canoeing enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

This peaceful and secluded lake is the perfect spot for a morning cast, a quiet kayaki and a picturesque picnic against the backdrop of the Grampian’s (Gariwerd) National Park.

For those wanting to get up close and personal with furry friends of a different kind, Rosehaven Farms offer a sensory experience for visitors of all ages.

As a farm that adores animals, you can experience the unique opportunity to share moments with them, including cuddling, brushing and patting donkeys, feeding alpacas and sheep, and experiencing what farm life is like.

Refuel after a day of adventure at the Wander Inn, the perfect location to take a relaxing break from the everyday.

Or if you’re looking to tap into the region’s history, visit Grampians Olive Co to experience one of Australia’s oldest olive groves.

Established in 1943 and 100 per cent family owned and operated, the Grampians Olive Co is home to the historic Toscana Olives, the perfect stop for a lunch platter, or to shop dukkas, honey and farmgate exclusive seasonal preserves on your Grampians getaway.

Grampians Olive Co is the perfect stop for a lunch platter.

For those wanting to relax after an adventure filled day and watch kangaroos as the sun sets over the horizon can snuggle up by the stone fireplace at Kangaroos in the Top Paddock, a secluded rammed earth cottage nestled into a high ridge.

Couples seeking a romantic and luxury oasis, Meringa Springs is the spot for you, combining the rugged natural beauty of the Grampians with five-star luxury.

Or those who love a spot of shopping, along with great cafes and restaurants should check out the Comfort Inn Capital in Horsham.

Discover roads less travelled and experience the stunning region of Wartook Valley.

To book your escape, go to visitgrampians.com.au.