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Intimate weddings in the time of COVID-19

The world is looking a little different than it did a few months ago. Large gatherings and international travel are a thing of the past. But that doesn’t mean your world has to stop. Here are some tips to planning a small, intimate wedding at Royal Mail Hotel. Whether your family is scattered all over […]

A road trip worth daydreaming about

As we’ve all sat in our homes, cooped up in isolation, it’s left a lot of time for daydreaming. As the world returns to its new normal, Royal Mail Hotel is ready and waiting to turn those dreams into a reality. The freedom of driving will have a whole new meaning. We’ll feel 18-years-old again, […]

5 Reasons to Visit Gariwerd this Winter

Don’t let winter scare you off! Gariwerd (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 […]

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 […]