Detailing the power of the natural and culinary attractions of the region.
In the latest instalment of our video series Your Happy Space, Wergaia woman and singer-songwriter Alice Skye takes us around The Grampians/Gariwerd to highlight the region’s must-visit attractions, what the area means to her and how it impacts her craft.
Having grown up in Horsham, Skye — like many creatives — feels it is necessary to get out of the city every now and then to refresh and give herself room to think freely.
Famous for its rugged mountains and sprawling landscapes, The Grampians/Gariwerd is an untouched slice of immeasurable beauty. Skye leads us to her favourite spot, Fish Falls — a three-tiered waterfall cascading over 60 metres — before venturing to the serene, naturally formed rock pools of Venus Baths in Halls Gap.
Not only is the area visually stunning, but it’s also drenched in cultural significance for Indigenous Australians, something Skye believes everyone can appreciate and recognise when immersing themselves in the rich history of the area at Brambuk Cultural Centre.
Amongst treading the terrain of Gariwerd, Skye shows us some of the culinary delights the area has to offer. Cooling off with a cone at Coolas Ice Creamery is a tradition when visiting Halls Gap; offering 36 flavours to fill their delectable house-made waffle cones, it’s easy to see why. If you’re craving something savoury, Harvest Halls Gap captures the flavours of the area through its cafe and provedore; each offering produce from local growers.
Situated just three hours from Melbourne, The Grampians/Gariwerd is a short road trip worth taking to explore some of regional Victoria’s most mesmerising natural and culinary wonders.
This article is presented in partnership with Visit Victoria.