Situated in southwest Victoria, about 150 km north of the coast and 200 km northwest of Melbourne, is the mountainous area of Ararat. The Western and Pyrenees Highways intersect near the city’s namesake hills, while Cemetery Creek meanders through town. Notable attractions in and around Ararat include the Gum Sam Chinese Heritage Centre, the Langi Morgala Museum, and Astor Cinema. Then there are Aradale Lunatic Asylum Tours, which offer a peek into the region’s past. And by booking a room at any of the hotels in Ararat, you can experience the best of what this town has to offer.
Where to Stay in Ararat
Regardless of whether you’d rather spend your nights at one of VIC’s plush resorts, or at any of the more affordable Ararat motels, you’ll have no problem finding the ideal spot to rest your head. A variety of lodging options await your arrival in Ararat, mostly along Barkly Street near the centre of all the action. Those interested in enjoying more peace and quiet, however, can head off the main drag and find sleepier accommodation.
Many visitors to Ararat arrive by way of the airports in Melbourne and Avalon, each about 200 km away. If you plan on taking one of the Melbourne flights, you can arrange a car hire from the airport and drive into town yourself. Most travellers tend to get around by car, as the streets are organised in a grid and very easy to navigate. Otherwise, hop on any of the local bus lines that offer rides throughout the region, or take either the Ballarat or Overland train lines that pass through Ararat and head as far as Adelaide and Melbourne.
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