Dunkeld Writers Festival 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Dunkeld Writers Festival.

The second annual Dunkeld Writers Festival from August 17-20, featuring Australia’s best-known literary personalities and a diverse program of themed sessions. Discover inspiring stories and explore the charm of Southern Grampians. Tickets from $30 or immerse yourself in the magic of the Dunkeld Writers Festival while enjoying unparalleled comfort and hospitality at the Royal Mail Hotel.

Writers Festival Stay Package

Writers Festival Stay Package

Experience the perfect blend of luxury and literary immersion with our exclusive Writers Festival Stay Package.

This package includes a three-day Gold pass to the festival, granting you access to an enriching lineup of events and activities (see Program page for Gold pass inclusions).


  • Three Day Gold Pass to the Festival (see Program page for Gold Pass inclusions)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in your choice of either a Mountain View Room, Deluxe One Bedroom Cottage or Deluxe Mountain View Room
  • *Includes a light in-room breakfast daily, drinks & canapes on Thursday and Friday evenings, morning tea on Saturday & Sunday, boxed lunch and cheese platter on Saturday
  • Attendance at the festival dinner at Parker St Project on Saturday evening with three-course dinner

Price (with gold pass ticket): from $1750


Open Wednesday to Sunday – our phone lines are often busy, if your enquiry is not urgent please email us at relax@royalmail.com.au

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