Ararat & Surrounds, the doorstep to your next adventure.

Ararat is the centrepiece in a region of tranquil and inspiring natural attractions, including the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount Cole, Mount Buangor, Ararat Hills Regional Park, and the Pyrenees Ranges.

Ararat is also in the Grampians Wine Region, a historic and expanding wine district renowned for high quality wines and scenic vineyards.

Apart from trail walking, bush hiking and other active pursuits, Ararat and neighbouring townships have a lot to offer. Experience the abundance of diverse cultural and historical attractions, including the chilling J-Ward Gaol, unique institutions that will captivate all who walk through their ghostly steel doors.

Delve into Ararat’s heritage at the Langi Morgala Museum and Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, learn about trains and railways at the Railway Heritage Museum, or amble through the beautiful Alexandra Gardens, a botanical haven with a tranquil lake, walk-in fernery, barbecues and gardens.

Then see diverse exhibitions of national significance at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery, or take in the ambience of Green Hill Lake on the outskirts of Ararat.

Take a drive up One Tree Hill for a 360-degree view of the eastern edge of the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran and Ararat Township.

Enjoy the region’s finest foods and local produce at a variety of award-winning cafes, wine bars, bistros, country pubs, restaurants and take away outlets. Wander down Barkly Street and enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine under the grapevines.