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Moorabool

Enjoy the scenery as you tour the countryside, sampling the region’s best local produce.

From picking fruit among rolling hills and strolling picturesque historic villages with charm, to medieval adventures at Kryal Castle and discovering the freshest produce direct from the farmer, there’s so much to discover in Moorabool.

To find out more, visit moorabool.vic.gov.au/visitors

Soak up fresh country air

Home to picturesque landscapes, forests, national parks, mineral springs and gorges, there’s plenty of wide open spaces just waiting to be explored.

Take a short drive and snap a photo of cascading water at Lal Lal Falls. A popular picnic spot for locals over the last 130 years, the 34-metre gorge is also one of Victoria’s most significant cultural sites. Situated on the traditional Wadawurrung/Wathaurung country, Lal Lal Falls is believed to be the earthly home of Bunjil (the All Father or creator to most Victorian Aboriginal tribes) and its name is thought to be Aboriginal for “dashing of waters”.

For anyone who likes a good hike, we highly recommend the Werribee Gorge.

Check into The Garden of St Erth and glamp in the secluded Wombat State Forest.

 

Pick your own sunflowers in Dunnstown

Towards the end of every summer, the Britt family open the gates to their Dunnstown farm for their annual Pick Your Own Sunflower weekends.

Keep an eye out for their upcoming season opening dates.

Where to eat

Pick up produce straight from the farm at The Farmgate in Elaine or pick your own fruit in Bacchus Marsh.

If you’d prefer someone cook for you, there’s plenty of country pubs to check out, including the Wallace Hotel or the Blackwood Hotel which some say is haunted.

For wine and cheese platters you can’t go past St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong and The Wine & Deli Co in Ballan.

And if beer is more your thing then you’ll love The Local Taproom in Bacchus Marsh.

Check out Kryal Castle

This award-winning attraction popular school holiday destination for families since the early 1970s.

Experience the thundering drama of the joust as knights and their magnificent mounts face each other in the Kryal Castle arena, and be inspired to learn the noble skills of knighthood at Knight School.
Then try your hand at axe throwing and archery before signing up for a photo to capture the moment you became king or queen for the day.

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.