Horsham: A Creative and Culinary Treat
Horsham is a thriving township located in the Wimmera of Western Victoria. With the Grampians to the east and Little Desert National Park to the west, it’s surrounded by some of the most striking country in the State. You’ll also find creative riches and culinary delights in this lively destination.
Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan are just two of thousands of artists who have been inspired by the stunning natural beauty of the region. View the wonderful selection of art and photography at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, housed in a lovely art deco building. Visit in March to experience the Art Is Festival, an annual bustling festival showcasing the best from the local arts community.
Horsham sits within a food bowl region, so you’ll discover a rich variety of produce including local specialties: olive oil, lentils, chickpeas, honey and grains. Sample them at any number of great restaurants, cafes or bakeries in town. There are several wineries in the Grampians region, with Barangaroo Boutique Wines and Norton Estate Wines both located nearby.
Also in town you can relax in the Botanic Gardens that sit aside the Wimmera River. Pack a picnic or try rowing, kayaking or canoeing. There’s a fabulous golf course in Horsham too – one of Victoria’s finest.
Horsham, of course, is a nature-lovers best friend. Don’t miss the stunning Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park, the Little Desert National Park and the spectacular Northern Grampians. The region is ideal for trekkers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts and rock climbers. However, less adventurous activities are also encouraged, with the area being known for its striking wildflower displays and a wide variety of birdlife.
With ample accommodation, shops and facilities, Horsham is an ideal destination to discover creativity, culinary treats and natural attractions.