In the heart of the Kanawinka Volcanic Plain, one hour from the coast and one hour from the heart of the Grampians National Park, Pierrepoint Cellar Door is in the heart of a Tourist’s wonderland. Two pieces of news are worth relating to encourage new visitors to our wonderful region:
The Grampians Peaks Trail – a multi-night trekking experience linking the Grampians northern reaches with Dunkeld in the south – is poised to become one of Victoria’s most significant nature-based tourism exper4iences after confirmation of $10 million of Federal Government and $19 million of State Government funding.
Journalist Don Fuchs & retired Geomorphologist Peter Dixon met at Pierrepoint Cellar Door at the foot of Mt Pierrepoint, and produced a fascinating description of one of the best volcanic plains in the world. More than 19,000 sq kms from Melbourne to Mt Gambier in the west, the Kanawinka Volcanic Plain compliments the tourist’s journey through the far South west of Victoria and over the border to the far south east of South Australia
The 57th Volcanic Plain, Kanawinka is located in the South East of Australia, stretching from Beachport in South Australia to Colac in Victoria. Within its borders are 58 significant geosites, including the Blue Lake, Tower Hill, Red Rock, Mt Noorat, Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Wannon Falls, the Petrified Forest and the Coonawarra. In total, the area covers 26,910 square kilometers, making it the largest Volcanic Plain in the world.