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.
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.