Take the wheel and discover northwest of the Grampians

December 8, 2021 BY

There’s no better place to see the sunrise than a top of world-famous Mount Arapiles.

Known for its relaxed country atmosphere, Horsham is a bustling commercial centre tucked away on the banks of the Wimmera River.

IT Is the largest township in the wheat growing and sheep grazing district, the gateway to the epic artworks found on the Silo Art Trail, and is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding natural attractions.

Horsham itself provides a host of things to do in and around the town.

Take a stroll along the banks of the picturesque Wimmera River, a beloved spot for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, as well as a stunning picnic location.

Pay a visit to the botanical gardens to experience the work of William Guilfoyle, the designer who also laid out Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens.

As a region rich in culture, Horsham provides the opportunity to see outstanding exhibitions and a fine collection of Australian art and photography at the modern Horsham Regional Art Gallery.

For those who are lovers of live music, the newly constructed performing arts centre, the Horsham Town Hall, provides 500 people with access to the region’s vibrant live music scene.

BAA 3400 is known for great food and even better service.

Additionally, Horsham’s Makers Gallery focuses on locally made art and craft items, offering visitors unique exhibitions of art works from patchwork, quilting, jewellery, woodwork, photography and oil paintings.

Take your time and indulge in some of Horsham’s amazing restaurants, including Namaskaar Indian Restaurant and BAA 3400, both known for great food and even better service.

Good wine is also easy to find as two excellent cellar doors, Norton Estate and Barangaroo, are located next door to each other just a 10-minute drive south-west of Horsham.

Golf lovers will adore Horsham’s stunning 18-hole golf course, a dynamic course situated against the charming backdrop of Horsham and rated in the top 100 golf courses in Australia.

Horsham’s stunning 18-hole golf course is rated one of the top 100 in Australia.

For those seeking excitement in outdoor activities, Green Lake at Bungalally offers a variety of recreational opportunities including paddle and sailboards, swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing and jet skiing.

In the west of Horsham, you can find the picturesque township of Natimuk and the world-famous Mount Arapiles and its little sister Mitre Rock.

Here you can find your base for adventure and discover inspiration to explore your creative side, whether this be through driving, walking, cycling or climbing the summit of Mount Arapiles, or exploring the gorgeous walks in Little Desert National Park.

Located just 20 kilometres southeast of Horsham lies Dadswell Bridge, a small tourist precinct with the majestic Grampians mountains as its backdrop.

Famous for the Giant Koala, Dadswell Bridge is the ideal location to base yourself for activities in the northern part of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park.

For those seeking further escape from the hustle and bustle, the areas surrounding Horsham have endless opportunities for deeper exploration.

Hike up Mount Zero to see the Grampians from new heights or visit the popular hiking spot Mount Stapylton or Hollow Mountain to get your adrenaline pumping.

To explore the history of the region, visit the Aboriginal art sites Gulgurn Manja Shelter and Ngamadjidj Shelter, just a short drive from Horsham.

The region is rich in First National culture and heritage sites like Gulgurn Manja Shelter and Ngamadjidj Shelter.

To extend your visit to appreciate all Horsham has to offer, stay at the Comfort Inn Capital Horsham, a quiet hotel-style solution to your Horsham accommodation. For those seeking an old school family experience, the Grampians Edge Caravan Park is the place for you.

Find space to breathe while immersed in surroundings so striking that they have been immortalised by painters.

For information on Horsham please head to visitgrampians.com.au.