Ararat in Grampians has a population of some 8,000 people.
Melbourne, the state capital, is located about 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of Ararat, while Victoria is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the east.
There’s no excuse to neglect your swing when travelling in Ararat; visit Chalambar Golf Club, home to the fastest greens, nastiest bunkers and friendliest clubhouse in the area. Rent a set of clubs from the pro shop, see if you can hit a hole in one, then enjoy re-living your best moments with fellow golfers in the clubhouse bar.
One of the more interesting heritage sites in the area is the Ararat Former Town Hall. Atmospheric and educational, it is well worth a trip. Most visitors explore this site and other preserved old buildings to obtain an understanding of the people and events that shaped this area.
Travel through time with a visit to the Gum San Chinese Heritage Center, one of the more popular history museums. Admire the collection’s interesting exhibits and view the ancient relics that are on show.
Alexandra Gardens Park is among the most loved parks and gardens around the city. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy this park for its charm and pretty garden beds and trees.