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Discover a vibrant town surrounded by inspiring natural attractions and rolling wineries. From the Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions to the Grampians and Mount Langi Ghiran, the local region is a wonderland for nature lovers, foodies and adventurers alike.
Ararat was the only town in Australia founded and developed by Chinese migrants. Learn about the experiences of Chinese miners during Australia's gold rush at the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre.
Tread the halls of J Ward, an imposing bluestone jail that was once home to Victoria's criminally insane or take a ghost tour of Aradale, Australia's largest abandoned lunatic asylum.
Step back into modern times with a visit to the Ararat Regional Art Gallery, which houses one of regional Australia's two major contemporary fibre and textile art collections.