In the heart of the Kanawinka Volcanic Plain, one hour from the coast and half an hour from the Grampians National Park, Pierrepoint Cellar Door is in the midst of an adventurers wonderland ….. so stay awhile!
Grampians Peaks Trail
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 experiences 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 finest volcanic plains in the world. Covering more than 19,000 sq kms from Melbourne in the east to Mt Gambier in the west, the Kanawinka Geopark takes the tourist on a journey through the far South west of Victoria and over the border to the far south east of South Australia.
Within the borders of Kanawinka 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.
Henty Wine Region
The Henty region climate is characterised by cold, wet winters and warm, dry summers followed by a long cool autumn ripening period. Grapes ripen later here than in many other wine regions, resulting in superb intense varietal flavours.
Henty region wines are generally elegant, long-lived and well balanced with fine natural acidity. The area has become renowned for its aromatic white wines, luscious sweet dessert wines and intense, finely structured reds.
Great Southern Touring Route
Australia’s finest road trip, an adventure full of experiences that will delight and inspire every traveller
Great Southern Touring Route has a diverse mix of natural attractions within a compact region close to Melbourne. Witness wild seascapes, mountain vistas and Victoria’s best waterfalls. Nature in this part of Australia provides any visitor the opportunity to immerse themselves or to simply observe and be in the moment.
Whether you are spotting a whale in the Great Southern Ocean or snapping a selfie with a kangaroo in the Grampians National Park you will have many opportunities to say g’day to the locals.
Food & Wine
Australia’s most famous road trip will reward you with many culinary treats to experience along the way. Take time to explore at a pace that will allow you to visit the wineries, call in at the farm gates and to chat to the local producers and farmers all along your journey.
Be invigorated by the fresh ocean breezes and revel in the rugged coastal landscapes of the Great Ocean Road all year round. Paddle, swim or surf in the waves, take a stroll along pristine white beaches and gaze out to sea from towering limestone cliffs.