The Coorrabin Motor Inn is situated in Stawell, only 20 minutes from Halls Gap and the Grampians National Park. Offering a tidy, affordable accommodation in close range to Stawell’s historic gold rush township, it also provides an ideal base for investigating all natural attractions locally and in the surrounding district.
The motel features five different room combinations. Single Room for the solo guest has one queen bed, the Double Room features one queen bed (sleeps 2). The Twin Room has one queen and one single bed (accommodates 3 people), or a Family Room with one queen bed, two single beds and one sofa bed (sleeping up to 5 guests). Disabled rooms are also available including one queen bed and one single bed (sleeps 3).
Proud winners of the Hotels Combined Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Award (2015)
Pleasing additional features include a range of DVD’s to hire, chargeback options available for the local Goldfields Restaurant and a shuttle bus service from Stawell train station on request.
Summerfield Winery is a highly recommended 5 Red Star Winery located on Stawell-Avoca Road in Moonambel. Sample some of the vineyard’s most delicious wine accomplishments, made by self-professed passionate and committed wine lovers. The Summerfield Cellar Door has introduced a new Gourmet Deli replete with mouth-watering local and international produce.
Stawell’s Coorrabin Motor Inn provides the perfect opportunity to explore the neighbouring townships of Ararat, Halls Gap, Hamilton and Horsham. Consider Ararat’s picturesque gardens and prosperous wine and farming regions, Halls Gap’s astonishing beauty and rich indigenous heritage, Hamilton’s thriving wool industry and breathtaking extinct volcanic landscapes or the wheat and livestock farming town of Horsham on the banks of the Wimmera River, a great visit for fishing, recreational activities and adventure sports.
Stawell is the most established town in proximity to the Grampians National Park. Whilst the mining of Victoria’s Gold Rush Era has since concluded in the region, the Magdala Mine opened in the 1980’s and is today operating as one of the state’s largest gold mines.
The Stawell Cultural Heritage trail is a recommended self-guided walking or driving tour and a nostalgic invitation into the townships colourful gold rush heritage. This event is hosted by the Northern Grampians Shire Council with brochures and information available at the Stawell & Grampians Visitor Information Centre.
In accordance with Aboriginal Australian mythology, Bunjil the eagle is a creator, mythological hero and ancestral being. It is believed by the Kulin nation and other indigenous Australian’s that, Bunjil took shelter in a cave located in an area now known as Black Range Scenic Reserve near Stawell. Bunjil’s Shelter and its accompanying legend is a well – known tourist attraction and an Aboriginal rock art site of utmost importance to the region.
Discover the Ironbark Forest in Stawell, located within the Deep Lead Conservation Reserve, once the site of a prosperous mining investment in the late 19th century. Few signs of the location’s mining past exist though there are several kilometres of tunnel beneath the surface of the reserve. Presently the area is alive with native flora and fauna and home to a vast network of tracks for walking or cycling through the parklands.
A much adored tradition in Stawell is the ‘Stawell Gift’, known to be Australia’s oldest and most prestigious foot race. The short distance race has been held every year (but four) since its introduction in 1878. This iconic event is televised around the nation and attracts participants from interstate and also internationally. Visit the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame for a fun insight into the local community’s history.
Discover the rustic angular mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park, and its awe-inspiring panoramic views and captivating waterfalls. The park presents an opportunity to pursue your own interests with many bushwalking trails, rock climbing or abseiling activities, fishing, canoeing or overnight treks. Those interested in the national parks cultural features will find many examples of Aboriginal rock art preserved throughout the area.
More information and experiences can be sought from the Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre with Rock Art Tours, Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre, Bushfoods Café and Gift Shop.