Take your eyes off the clock — you’re on Dunkeld time now. Immerse yourself in the rural rhythm with one-of-a-kind food, wine and nature experiences.

Discover the secrets of Australia’s largest Kitchen Garden, explore the depth and breadth of our world-renowned wine collection, and lose yourself in the wonders of nature. 

Treasured memories are soon to be made, with locally-crafted, hotel-exclusive experiences at your fingertips. 

All tours need to be pre-booked the evening prior at reception.

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Kitchen Garden Tour

Explore Australia’s largest kitchen garden, tasting rare varieties of produce, and learning about sustainable and organic practices from our chefs. 

If their schedule permits, Royal Mail’s resident ducks – or professional snail patrol – may even provide a lively escort. 

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The Cellar Experience

Hosted among our revered collection, discover the Royal Mail Hotel’s internationally award-winning cellar with a sommelier-led comparative tasting.

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Wildlife Conservation Education

Get acquainted with the Biodiversity Reserve locals, joining the conservation team at feeding time to encounter native and endemic species, including Eastern Quolls, Fat Tailed Dunnarts, and more.

We really enjoyed the wildlife conservation tour. It’s an experience we’ll never forget.
Guest Review | Tripadvisor
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Dunkeld & Surrounds

Activities for purposes and paces abound. Stroll through the stunning grounds of the Dunkeld Arboretum for lakeside views of the surrounding mountains, venture to the summit of Wugarri (Mount Sturgeon, 7km return), or spend the day touring wineries of the Henty and Grampians regions. 

For recommendations, ask our friendly staff at reception. 

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Grampians Peak Trail

Winding through picturesque Gariwerd (Grampians National Park) to our doorstep in Dunkeld, the Royal Mail Hotel is ideally located for keen adventurers wishing to traverse Parks Victoria’s newest multi-day hike, the 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail.

Shuttle drop-off is available for those beginning the north-bound journey, with the promise of exceptional food, wine and accommodation inspiring hikers on the final stretch south.

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Self Guided Walks

Wander our gentle and private paths on a self-guided nature walk. Our exclusive guest walking trails lead you alongside rivers, to historic red gums, blooming wildflowers and local wildlife.

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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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In the spirit of reconciliation, Royal Mail Hotel acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land we are on, the Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar Peoples and their elders past, present and future. Continue reading.