Ararat is the centrepiece in a region of tranquil and inspiring natural attractions, including the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount Cole, Mount Buangor, Ararat Hills Regional Park, and the Pyrenees Ranges. One can spend many weeks exploring this area, if one only had the time. Ararat is home to Montara Wines, which has magnificent views over the valley looking towards the Pyrenees Ranges, it’s a must visit and whilst there, why not try their magnificent wines? (Visitor comments:)   “Such a Beautiful Place” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile Thank you Montara Winery Cellar Door for a fabulous visit. Wine is outstanding. View is amazing. The cafe apas is  awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and meeting the wine maker. Lovely choice of goodies to purchase to accompany your favourite bottle. A must visit in your itinerary. Delve into Ararat’s heritage at the Langi Morgala Museum and Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, learn about trains and railways at the Railway Heritage Museum, or amble through the beautiful Alexandra Gardens, a botanical haven with a tranquil lake, walk-in fernery, barbecues and gardens.
Apart from trail walking, bush hiking and other active pursuits, Ararat and neighbouring townships have a lot to offer. Experience the abundance of diverse cultural and historical attractions, including the chilling J-Ward Gaol, Aradale or unique institutions that will captivate all who walk through their ghostly steel doors. There is more information on J Ward and Aradale on this web site, please check it out.
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