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Attractions: Things To Do In Ararat and the Surrounding Region

Ararat offers a variety of facilities and attractions for visitors.

Things to see and do in Ararat:-

  • Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre tells the story of life during the beginnings of Ararat and of the Chinese immigrants who discovered gold here.
  • Visit J-Ward, the old gaol and former institution for the criminally insane. Do a tour during the day or one of their Lantern Ghost Tours at night.
  • Visit Aradale one of Victoria’s largest Asylums. Aradale operated as a Lunatic Asylum from 1867 and has been closed since 1993.
  • Other attractions include Ararat Regional Art Gallery, the Railway Heritage Museum, and Langi Morgala Museum
  • Take a stroll in Alexandra Park and Gardens and relax by the Lake.
  • One Tree Hill Lookout has panoramic views over the region.
  • Walk along the vine lined main street, browse the shops and sample the many dining options

Other attractions include:-

  • Challambar Golf Club
  • Pickers Market
  • Halls Gap Zoo
  • Silo Art Trail
  • Giant Koala
  • Grampians Helicopter Tours
  • Grampian Wine Tours
  • Historic Ararat walking and driving trails

Ararat is a perfect base for a scenic drive through the magnificent countryside and ranges of the regional natural attractions:-

  • The Grampians National Park
  • Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Ararat Regional Park
  • Mt Langi Ghiran, Mt Cole, Mt Buangor
  • Langi Ghiran State Park
  • Mount Buangor State Park
  • Pyrenees Ranges
  • The Great Dividing Trail


  • 4WDriving
  • Bush walking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Hang gliding
  • Golf


Ararat is central to the many vineyards of the area. Follow the Great Grape Touring Route winding through this spectacular region and discover the abundant wineries and cellar doors.

  • Montara
  • Seppelts
  • Bests
  • Grampians Estate
  • Mountainside Wines
  • Mount Langi Ghiran

Local Events:-

  • Australia Day Weekend
  • Labour Day
  • Easter Weekend
  • Melbourne Cup Weekend
  • Pitch Music Festival
  • Jailhouse Rock Festival
  • Horsham Country Music Festival
  • Ararat Cup
  • Golden Gateway Festival
  • Stawell Gift
  • Great Western Rodeo
  • Grampians ride to remember
  • One tree hill climb
  • Grampians grape escape

Contact Us

Acacia Caravan Park

6 Acacia Avenue
Ararat VIC 3377 Australia
Phone: 03 5352 2994

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