Stawell is an old gold mining town, and still has historic buildings from that era. Gold is still mined here, and the town is now Victoria’s largest producer of gold.
It is a small rural town in the Grampians region that has still retained its country feel, and is an ideal place to explore many natural attractions in the area.
The town is better known for the Stawell Gift, one of the world’s richest professional footraces that has run since 1878, and also for being the closest large town to the Grampians National Park (below) and the park’s town of Hall’s Gap. The Grampians is renowned for rugged mountain ranges, creeks, lakes, and waterfalls. There are over 50 walking tracks, many spectacular lookouts, and camping locations deep within the park.
Deep Lead Nature Reserve is located just north of the township, and has a rich collection of native wildlife and plants, with a spectacular wildflower display in the spring.
Rural health students in Stawell have access to accommodation managed by the Stawell Hospital.
Please contact the hospital for details.
Other options include:
Stawell Caravan Park Cabins & on-site vans – www.travelvictoria.com.au/stawell/stawellpark/
Hi-Way Eight Motor Inn – www.travelvictoria.com.au/stawell/hiway8/
London Motor Inn – www.travelvictoria.com.au/stawell/londonmotorinn/r.
For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.
Tourist information: www.travelvictoria.com.au/stawell/
Stawell Council Information: www.ngshire.vic.gov.au/Homeand search for Stawell under Townships.
More links have been provided in the information pack.
Thanks to Mattinbgn, Talexbikes & Jjron at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.