Unexpected Discoveries

There’s something about Greater Hamilton.
The space, the freshest of air, the people, the delightful surprises.

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So many possibilities in Greater Hamilton

Indulge in the delicacies of Dunkeld, meander through yesteryear in Byaduk, or immerse yourself in the charm of Balmoral. Or catch the feels of our other 7 charming townships – all vastly different – and share in their stories.  From volcanic plains to rivers and waterways, small batch wineries and vibrant acclaimed artworks our region is steeped in history, passion and full of unexpected discoveries.

Re-discover what is feels like to have space. And time. Re-discover what it feels like to have fresh country air filter through your lungs.  Re-discover what it feels like to truly connect with the people in the places.  Re-discover rural hospitality, that feels warm, comfortable and just like home. 

There’s people to meet, places to see, and many many possibilities on your next visit to Greater Hamilton.

Inspired By Locals

Let your next visit to Greater Hamilton, be inspired by those who know it best.
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What’s On

Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel - Winter Lunch Series

Saturday, 27 April 2024,  Dunkeld

Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market

Saturday, 27 April 2024,  Hamilton

Pom Pom Crafternoon

Sunday, 28 April 2024,  Hamilton

Penshurst Farmers Market

Sunday, 28 April 2024,  Penshurst

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Uncover the Cosmos at the ASV Messier Star Party

Uncover the Cosmos at the ASV Messier Star Party

The Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) is bringing its highly anticipated Messier Star Party to Greater Hamilton this March long weekend. As the largest astronomy club in Australia, the ASV has a rich history stretching back over 100 years dedicated to connecting communities with the night sky.

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Emerging From Darkness – Don’t Miss Your Chance…

Emerging From Darkness – Don’t Miss Your Chance…

The highly anticipated Emerging From Darkness: Faith, Emotion & The Baroque exhibition has opened to immense support at Hamilton Gallery, but there’s not long left to experience this once-in-a-lifetime collection of baroque masterpieces! Featuring important works seldom seen outside of major institutions, Emerging From Darkness offers a rare opportunity for audiences right here in Greater Hamilton.

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Fishing in Greater Hamilton

Fishing in Greater Hamilton

Well, it’s oh-fish-al, Greater Hamilton is an angler’s haven.  With an overwhelming pool of inland creeks, lakes and reservoirs, you’ll be hooked (line and sinker) on Greater Hamilton’s freshwater fishing experiences.  Enlisting the expert advice...

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In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

Catching your eye as you drive along the Main Street of Tarrington is a gorgeously upcycled flower stand. Cleverly crafted from two reconditioned apple boxes (sourced from a nearby organic apple farm) and roofed with an old, recycled copper range hood, the ‘Willow, Violet & Flora’ roadside shop is picturesquely placed at the gates of a weatherboard homestead and sprawling farm.

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Inspo for your Next Visit

Infused with every inspiring aspect of our region - the Greater Hamilton e-mag is a real page-turner. It’s never been easier to embark upon your next getaway.  Be inspired.

Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners

We acknowledge Greater Hamilton is in Gunditjmara, Djab Wurrung and Bunganditj Country.  We acknowledge this land that has been cared for by the traditional owners, past and present. Traditional Owners sharing the beauty and joy of these lands and waterways is a privilege, one we repay with respect for their country, Elders and people.