Tourism

The Ararat & Surrounds Visitor Guide has officially been launched and offers tourists and visitors to the region vast amounts of information ranging from:

- Accomodation providers
- Attractions
- Festivals
- Heritage
- Rural Towns
- Shopping
- Food & Wine
- The Grampians National Park
- Important contacts
- And much, much more...

To view the brochure click on the guide image abvove.

Ararat is a vibrant rural city at the heart of a remarkable region.

Its rich heritage and vibrant culture make it the ideal launching pad from which to explore the region’s abundant natural attractions.

Ararat is also the gateway to the Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions. Sample some of Australia’s finest wines or sate your appetite at one of the many cafes, restaurants and farm-gate produce stores.

The city and neighbouring townships offer a diverse range of cultural and historical attractions.

Find out what life was like for the criminally insane at the J-Ward Gaol, or glimpse into the past at the Langi Morgala Museum.

Ararat is the only Australian city to be founded by the Chinese, and the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre pays homage to this region’s traditional links with China – a relationship that is still nurtured today.

The Ararat Regional Art Gallery is acclaimed throughout Australia has having one of the country’s finest textile collections.