Food, Wine, People & Place

Embrace regional luxury in charming Dunkeld, where rolling pastures meet soaring peaks

Award-winning fine dining, evolving in harmony with the daily harvest.

Our cuisine takes cues from the micro-seasons of Dunkeld. A bountiful Kitchen Garden and rolling green pastures form our larder, where chefs roll up their sleeves each morning to gather the day’s ingredients for both Parker St Project and Wickens at the Royal Mail Hotel.

Our wine cellar spans two generations and more than 30,000 bottles.

We’re proud to have amassed the largest private collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the Southern Hemisphere — though we also enjoy a cold beer after a long day.

Imbuing each moment with familial warmth, it’s the people that make the place.

Welcome to the Dunkeld community. You may only be with us for a short while, but our team will draw you into the fold with warmth and hospitality, guiding you through everything our town has to offer. 

Wake to eternal landscapes and serene stillness just steps from Mount Sturgeon.

Located at the southern tip of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, bucolic pastoral scenes sway to the gentle sounds of rustling gums, with roaming kangaroos, wallabies, and even the odd emu, popping by to say g’day.

“Our approach is a true expression of Dunkeld’s soil and seasons — flavour is cultivated on the land, and finessed in the kitchen.”

Robin Wickens, head chef

While you’re here
Unearth the story behind the plate
Explore Australia’s largest kitchen garden, discover the considered varieties of produce we grow, and learn about sustainable and organic practices from our chefs. If their schedule permits, Royal Mail’s resident ducks – or professional snail patrol – may even provide a lively escort.
work with us

Live a balanced life, supported by a nurturing, inspiring workplace.

The Royal Mail Hotel is seeking passionate hospitality professionals to join our teams, with roles available across all areas including the garden, cellar, housekeeping, restaurants and reception. 

Whether you’re a green-thumb, knowledge-hungry chef or simply looking for a tree change, we would love to hear from you.

A fulfilling place to work in an idyllic setting, we’d say your current ‘office’ doesn’t have views quite like ours.

Work with us
Live a balanced life, supported by a nurturing, inspiring workplace.
Express your interest

Open Wednesday to Sunday – our phone lines are often busy, if your enquiry is not urgent please email us at relax@royalmail.com.au

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Royal Mail Hotel acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land we are on, the Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar Peoples and their elders past, present and future. Continue reading.