Cover image photo credit @discoverdunkeld (via Insta).
Drop a pin or use a hashtag for these ten Instagram-worthy settings and scenes of spectacular Dunkeld. This is #Dunkeld and it is #awesome.
A steep climb to a sharp peak, Mud-Dadjug (Mount Abrupt) is set to challenge your resolve but conquer your Instagram. Climbing to the top will afford you (and your Insta feed) extraordinary views of the Serra Range, Dunkeld and far beyond.
A fine dining experience and a foodie post await you at Wickens, The Royal Mail Hotel. Their five or eight-course menus will have you in an Instagram frenzy, as will their world-class wine list showcasing bottles from their impressive 300,000 bottle wine cellar.
Amazing horsemanship with an incredible backdrop; The annual Dunkeld Polo sees teams battle it out over two days for the prestigious Dunkeld Cup, all with the stunning Grampians (Gariwerd) perfectly placed behind all the action.
A sanctuary of walking tracks, giant red gums, lakes and even a labyrinth. The picturesque Dunkeld Arboretum allows you to take in the beauty, peace and imagery of nature at its finest.
#Wurgarri (Mount Sturgeon)
Getting to the top of Wurgarri (Mount Sturgeon) may require rock hopping, water crossings and a steep climb but standing atop the summit, taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding ranges and volcanic plains are absolutely worth it, so is the Insta picture you will snap as proof of your climbing accomplishment.
There is so much to Insta when it comes to the Dunkeld Old Bakery. From the artisan bread to the decadent cakes to the flaky sausage rolls. Everything about the bakery, including the historic cottage it is housed within, exudes comfort and charm.
Much like the Melbourne Cup, The Dunkeld Races offer a fast-paced racing schedule, fashions aplenty and celebrations galore. But these races have a distinct point of difference, the breathtaking Mud-Dadjug (Mount Abrupt) overlooking the course, giving the track a stunningly unforgettable backdrop and your Insta feed an exceptional pic!
Peaks and Trails is a supreme and strenuous endurance race that tests participants fitness levels through varying course lengths in and around Wurgarri (Mount Sturgeon), Bainggug (Mount Picaninny) and Mud-Dadjug (Mount Abrupt). All distances include access to private trails normally inaccessible to the public, so make sure you have your phone handy and ready to snap some exclusive pictures for Insta.
#Bainggug (Mount Piccaninny)
An easier ascent to spectacular panoramic views is the Bainggug (Mount Piccaninny) climb. Graded toward the easy to medium level, this walk is suitable for most ages and abilities and all Instagrammers. Spectacular pictures of wildflower displays and sprawling views await.
With views in every direction, make sure to bring your camera along to Walker Swamp. Look out over the water where the stunning backdrop of the Grampians (Gariwerd) dominates the horizon and where spectacular birds such as the Brolga do their dance to the unique chorus of the Growling Grass Frogs!