9 days in Horsham & Ararat Itinerary

9 days in Horsham & Ararat Itinerary

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9 days in Horsham & Ararat Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  5​h
1
Horsham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ararat
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, then make a trip to Boroka Lookout, and finally trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Horsham trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Horsham is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ararat.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

MacKenzie Falls, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Boroka Lookout, Pink Lake
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Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park ©
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls

6
nights
Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Step off the beaten path and head to Montara Winery and Mount Abrupt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ararat: Halls Gap (Venture, The Pinnacle, & more) and Dunkeld (Chimney Pots, Mt Sturgeon, & more). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. There's much more to do: stroll around Alexandra Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, and examine the collection at J Ward Museum Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ararat travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Horsham to Ararat takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ararat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Halls Gap, Grampians National Park, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
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Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Langi Morgala Museum ©
Langi Morgala Museum
Alexandra Gardens ©
Alexandra Gardens