Ararat is an old gold mining town in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. A rural city with magnificent views of the surrounding country Ararat is close to some of Victoria’s most significant National and State Parks, as well as a number of other reserves and lakes.
Ararat’s main street (lined with grapevines growing up the verandah posts) offers shopping and cafes with plenty to fill in a lazy afternoon.
Attractions include Alexandra Gardens with displays in the gardens and glass house between May -December, One Tree Hill Lookout giving a panorama of the countryside surrounding Ararat, J Ward – details of the prisoners and their crimes can be discovered along with and the unconsecrated graves of the three convicted murderers executed in the 1870s and 1880s can be visited.
Ararat is an attractive town with plenty to keep a visitor entertained and a great base for surrounding attractions.
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