5 Reasons to Visit the Grampians this Winter

Don’t let winter scare you off! The Grampians in winter is at its most welcoming. Venture to regional Victoria and leave the wind tunnels and busy public transport of the city behind. As you drive along the Western Highway, watch the fog roll over the hills and the skies open up into a beautiful crisp […]

Dunkeld’s 419-year-old tree

Meet the Immortal Red Gum – a heritage listed tree on the Royal Mail Hotel’s nearby Mount Sturgeon property. Estimated to be 419 years old, this River Red Gum has stood, or fallen, the test of time. At one point in its long history, this tree has fallen over and continued to grow. It has […]

Winter hits the kitchen garden

As the colder months approach at full speed, the kitchen gardeners turn to indoor jobs, including researching and planning for the year ahead. Michelle, the Kitchen Garden Specialist, has welcomed the helping hand of Cate, the new apprentice. Cate is eager to learn the ropes from Michelle, learning about the Dunkeld micro-climate and the garden […]

Wines to help you through winter

It’s the time of year where the woolly socks and slow cooking recipes books are pulled out from the back of cupboards. Add a glass of a delicious wine and you have the perfect winter combination. The Royal Mail Hotel Sommeliers – Matthew and Peter – have chosen three wines at stellar prices for large […]

A Winter Escape to the Mount Sturgeon Cottages

Don’t run away from winter – embrace it for its attractive qualities. Think, cosying up next to a toasty fire place in your very own private cottage at the base of the Grampians. Now, that is the perfect recipe for enjoying winter. That’s where the Royal Mail Hotel Mount Sturgeon Cottages come in. The cottages […]

Fat-Tailed Dunnarts Join Royal Mail Hotel Conservation Program

The Royal Mail Hotel Conservation team have added another resident to the Mount Sturgeon Biodiversity Reserve – the cute and tiny carnivorous marsupial called Fat-Tailed Dunnarts. Endemic to Australia, there are 19 known species of dunnarts living across the continent.  They are part of the Dasyuridae family, which also includes quolls and the Tasmanian devil. […]