Ararat is located in the southwest portion of Victoria, Australia; it is 105 km away from Melbourne, one of the major cities in the country. In 1857, gold was discovered in the city that resulted in its sudden progress. Today, the city continues to awe tourists with its rich resources and beauty.
- Ararat Regional Art Gallery
- Mount Langi Ghiran
- Alexandra Gardens
- Enjoy playing golf at the Ararat Chalambar Golf Club
- Watch the Cymbidium Orchid Festivals
- Visit the Gum San Chinese Heritage Museum
The weather in Ararat is coldest from May to September with an average temperature of 3-15°C. It is warmest from October to April with a typical temperature of 5-27°C. Summer in this locale is not as hot as in other countries, while winters are on the mild side.
Getting There & Around
The Ararat Airport receives charter flights from different parts Australia, as well as outside the country. If you want to travel by air, you can secure a charter flight with a tour company. Alternatively, you can take a flight to the Melbourne Airport and then drive a car 200 km west via the Western Highway; there are train and bus services offered as well.
The easiest way to get around the city is by cycling, driving a car or walking around. There are taxis available, although they are rare, so you may need to book them in advance.