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Eastern barred bandicoots returned to the wild in Dunkeld

“What are those fluffy white dogs doing in that paddock?” has been a common question Hayley Glover, Dunkeld Pastoral Co Pty Ltd Conservation Manager, has received over the last few months. The answer? These cute dogs have one very important mission: To keep predators away from these critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots. Roaming a Dunkeld […]

Australian Native Illustrations by Artist Jo Murphy

Royal Mail Hotel loves to celebrate the very nature it sits amongst, bringing it indoors and closer where ever possible. The artwork added to the Deluxe Mountain View rooms, by artist Jo Murphy, perfectly capture the native flora and fauna we cherish. Jo Murphy is a Melbourne-based illustrator with an eye for detail. Her steady […]

The Best Walks and Hikes in Gariwerd (Grampians)

There is no escaping the charm of Gariwerd (Grampians National Park). As you approach Dunkeld – from any which direction – the mountains appear and so does the instant wonderment of this incredible landscape. What better way to appreciate it, than explore one of the many walks and hikes in the region? The southern edge […]

Wildflower Season in Gariwerd (Grampians National Park)

Epic mountains, stunning views, endless kangaroos and beautiful sunsets often top the list of reasons to visit Gariwerd. However, the striking elements of the region don’t stop there – come late winter the national park bursts with colourful wildflowers. Gariwerd is home to one third of Victoria’s flora, hiding within the rugged mountain range. More […]

Too many wedding disruptions? Consider eloping

It’s a frustrating time to be having a wedding. There have been endless disruptions due to COVID-19, with seemingly no end in sight. If getting married isn’t about having a big party, have you considered eloping to the Royal Mail Hotel? Whether your family is scattered all over the world and can’t travel, or belts […]

Introducing the Grampians Peaks Trail

A world-class, 160km hike based in Gariwerd (Grampians National Park), is set to be complete this December. Starting in the north, at Mura Mura (Mount Zero), near Horsham, the Grampians Peaks Trail takes hikers over the majestic Gariwerd peaks. The final ascent is  Wurgarri (Mount Sturgeon), before completing the hike at the Dunkeld trailhead, just […]