Wildflower Season in the Grampians National Park

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

Winter Wedding Ideas for a Country Wedding

Stand out from the crowd ­– have you considered a winter wedding? Celebrations in winter carry their own unique beauty. Here is a list of winter wedding ideas that will make your special day magical, bought to you by the Royal Mail Hotel. Summer weddings have their perks, but they often occur all at once […]

5 Reasons to Visit the Grampians in 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 […]

Masterchef: Behind-the-scenes with Robin Wickens

How did you feel when you were approached to be a guest chef on season 10 of MasterChef? It was exciting and humbling to be considered for such a popular TV show and its most significant season yet. It has such a loyal following and it’s a privilege to show my passion for food and […]

A Slow Transition to Winter at the Royal Mail Hotel Kitchen Garden

An extra long summer and a very slow start to autumn, has seen the Kitchen Garden adapt to an unusual micro-climate in Dunkeld. Fortunately, the Royal Mail Hotel has a team of highly skilled gardeners – and some very helpful irrigation – who know what’s best for the crops during this time. Naturally, the hotter […]

A Destination Dining Experience at the Royal Mail Hotel

The Royal Mail Hotel offers an experience, you can’t get on the doorstep of suburbia. It’s worth every kilometre traveled to be immersed in a majestic, ancient landscape and be treated to food that travels metres not miles. Step out of the car, inhale that first breath of clean country air, stretch your legs and […]