Welcome to Dunkeld & Around
The southern point of access for the Grampians, Dunkeld (population 508) is a sleepy little town with a very big-name restaurant. The setting is superb, with Mt Abrupt and Mt Sturgeon rising up to the north, while the Grampians Tourist Rd to Halls Gap gives you a glorious passage into the park, with cliffs and sky opening up as you pass between the Serra and Mt William Ranges. Fit hikers can walk to the summit of Mt Abrupt and Mt Sturgeon for panoramic views of the ranges. Both walks leave from signposted car parks off the Grampians Tourist Rd.
The Djab Wurrung and Gunditjmara are the traditional custodians of this region, and it was a meeting point for these two warring clans.