Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems
Author Nikki Bruce for Inspiring Journeys
Date 2 Dec 2019
Famous for the world-class coastline of The Great Ocean Road and artistic laneways - Victoria certainly has plenty of ‘must do’s’ as a destination. Although, sometimes it’s nice to find places which are less-discovered, where the locals go, those special spots that you’ll tell your friends about.
From the healing waters of Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa where you can recline and relax on an underwater spa couch, to the historic town of Clunes and its beautifully preserved Victorian architecture; there are so many hidden gems to discover. Here are two of our favourites, experience which will have you inspired to discover more of regional Victoria.
Destination Dining at its Best -
Locally known for its award-winning dining, accommodation, wine cellar and beautifully landscaped gardens, The Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld sets the scene for you to simply relax. You'll embark on a truly unique food experience joining the grounds gardener who will share their passion on a guided walk through Australia's largest restaurant kitchen garden.
After dinner, you can explore the southern area of the Grampians National Park or stroll into the Dunkeld township. Dunkeld Arboretum, a short walking track loops around a picturesque lake and is locally known for its abundance of wildlife.
“From the garden to the kitchen, we love showcasing our organic and sustainable produce just how nature intended it to be. Inspiring Journeys guest are eager to learn more, sharing our passion for fresh seasonal food.” - Executive Chef Robin Wickens
The Six Seasons of Gariwerd
In the heart of Grampians National Park, connect to the land and understand the traditional six seasons recognised in the Gariwerd (Grampians).