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• Grampians National Park
• Halls Gap
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Stawell - Cities, Towns and Localities
Stawell is a bustling rural city and service centre for The Grampians National Park and is a great place to base your self when visiting the region. When gold was found in the area in 1853, people poured into the area and by 1854 there was around 5,000 more prospectors in the Pleasant Creek Goldfields seeking their fortune. Then in 1857 the discovery of rich, alluvial leads at Commercial Street and Deep Lead, saw another influx of 20,000 people. Proclaimed as Stawell in 1858, it was now well and truly on the map.

In April 1878, the Stawell Athletic club staged its first Stawell Gift. Today, it remains one of the richest, professional foot races in the world.

Check out our listing of Stawell accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Stawell & Grampians Visitor Information Centre
50-52 Western Highway
Ph: 03 5358 2314 / 03 5358 2823
Freecall: 1800 246 880 (within Australia)

Ararat Visitor Information Centre

The Grampians National Park & Halls Gap Visitors Centre

Horsham Visitor Information Centre

Stawell Attractions

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
• Lower Main St, STAWELL VIC 3380 • Ph: 03 5358 1326 • Fax: 03 5358 4335
• You can view photographs, videos, trophies etc.
Stawell Historical Society Inc
• PO Box 133, STAWELL VIC 3380 • Ph: 03 5358 2784
• The original Pleasant Creek Court House constructed  in 1860 is now the home of the Stawell Historical Society.
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Stawell Events

• Victoria Events
Lake Fyans Triathlon
• February • Annual event.
The Stawell Easter Gift Festival
• April • Held in Central Park Oval during April, there are three days of heats and finals of the world's leading professional footrace.
Stawell Hot Air Balloon Festival
• June • Held in June is the State Ballooning Championships based at Laidlaw Park.
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Stawell Distance

Distance to Stawell
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Stawell:
• Ararat 31
• Avoca 81
• Ballarat 27
• Halls Gap 27
• Horsham 68
• Melbourne 237
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Stawell Maps
Bing Maps - Stawell, Victoria
Google Maps - Stawell, VIC 3380
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Stawell Other Links

• Stawell Community/Local Government Links
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