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General information

Dunkeld is a small picturesque town located at the southern end of the Grampians National Park, on the Glenelg Highway between Hamilton and Lake Bolac

The commercial centre of Dunkeld includes several cafes, the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel, a general store and visitor information centre. Memorial Park is located in the heart of town and features a war memorial, extensive lawns, swimming pool, playground, bowling green and tennis courts.

The 18 hectare Dunkeld Arboretum is located off MacArthur Street and consists of hundreds of trees and a large lake. Visitors can see majestic red gums end enjoy picturesque views of the Grampians. There is a 2 kilometre walking track around the lake, a sandstone labyrinth and an old sawmill which stands as a testament to the major role the timber industry played in Dunkeld's history.

Dunkeld is the southern gateway to the Grampians and is located close to the iconic rock formations of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt. Excellent views of these mountains can be enjoyed from the scenic viewing area on the Glenelg Highway, just 2 kilometres west of the town centre. Otherwise, energetic walkers may wish to hike the several kilometres to the summit of these peaks and be rewarded with panoramic views of the national park and its surroundings.

The most direct route to get to the Grampians central village of Halls Gap is along Grampians Road. However, an interesting detour is the along Victoria Valley Road which skirts along the base of the scenic Serra Range and through rich pastoral land.