The area was originally inhabited by the Chapwurrung Aboriginal tribe, with Europeans arriving in the first half of the 1800s. It was renamed after a town in the UK’s Scotland. The town was devastated by fire in the 1940s, so unfortunately there are very few of the original structures around the town today.Things to do
The Grampians National Park is an absolute must when staying in Dunkeld. Visitors can enjoy a number of fun activities as well as admiring the stunning views and spotting a wide variety of different wildlife. It is also a great place to see some fine examples of Aboriginal rock art. Hiking, biking, climbing, and bush walking are popular. The town itself has more than enough attractions to keep you busy. Visit the historic Royal Mail Hotel, play a game of golf in a pretty environment, watch the horse racing, wander around the arboretum, relax next to small lakes, watch the sun go down at the end of the pier, sample local tasty wines at the various wineries, and learn more about the area and its heritage at the Dunkeld Museum. For a glimpse into the past, head to Mount Sturgeon Station, where you can stroll past historic blue stone cottages and peek inside the old shearing shed. There are many small galleries to pass numerous pleasant hours. For spa and wellness options, check out the luxurious griffins Hill Retreat, where you can be pampered in style.Shopping and dining
The main street is the place to go for great shopping and dining. You can enjoy a selection of cuisines and find many interesting products.Getting here and around
As well as a great assortment of Dunkeld accommodation, you can also book your flight to Melbourne with us and continue your adventure to Dunkeld from there.
Hotels in Dunkeld start at AU$104 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.