Dunkeld is a small regional town, located 3 hours west of Melbourne, at the southern end of the Grampians National Park.

The Grampians National Park is renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking views. And it’s on our doorstep. The Grampians boasts a healthy population of kangaroos, wallabies, emus, reptiles, birds and more than a third of Victoria’s endemic flora, with over 1000 species of wildflowers blooming in spring.

Additionally, Dunkeld is also close to the townships of Hamilton (25 minutes), Port Fairy (1 hour), Halls Gap (45 minutes) and Ballarat (1 hour 40 minutes).


Porch Sessions Dunkeld

Porch Sessions in Dunkeld

Royal Mail Hotel's Mt Sturgeon Homestead in Dunkeld welcomes Adelaide's award-winning traveling backyard music festival; The Porch Sessions, for one memorable night of live music and great vibes.

The stellar line-up includes three incredible acts yet to be announced.

The lawns of the Homestead will be adorned with Persian rugs, festoon lights and bunting for a summer night of accessible, family-friendly entertainment. Pack a picnic of sunset snacks and enjoy refreshments from the Royal Mail Hotel's pop-up bar.

Get tickets here.

Note: There is no parking on site, but there's a free shuttle bus from the Visitor Information Centres in Dunkeld and Hamilton straight to the event. People of all ages, abilities and demographics are welcome - email if you have an accessibility requirements they can assist with.

Hotel guests will receive a drink coupon to redeem at the pop up bar. Book your stay now.