Ararat - VIC



DEG: -37.282599 142.931792
DMS: 37º 16' 57.36" S 142º 55' 54.46" E
UTM: 54 H 5872028mN 671254mE
Altitude: 326.87m


Place Type

Population - City


189.24kms West of Melbourne - Driving 205 km (2 hours 16 mins)
469.27kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 522 km (5 hours 32 mins)
725.99kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 932 km (1 day 2 hours)

Address & Contact

5 Banksia St
Ararat VIC 3377
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Ararat is a city in the South West of the state on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley. Once a gold rush boomtown, it also became a city of asylums, and is now the site of the Hopkins Correctional Facility. This is an agricultural production area with wool, beef, and wine driving the local economy.The Grampians National Park and local wine industry is the drawcard for local tourism with attractions including Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Mount Langi Ghiran winery, tours through Aradale (Australia's largest abandoned 1800's lunatic asylum) and the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre. The city's main community festival is known as the Golden Gateway Festival and has run since 1958 when it was set up to commemorate the city's centenary. The Jailhouse Rock Festival (since 1994 a retro 1950s themed festival) are two major festival events in Ararat.Excellent free camping is available at the nearby Green Hills Lake.
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Closest Weather Station

Ben Nevis at 17/11:30pm EST
Distance from Ararat 24.53km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Stawell Aerodrome
Distance from Ararat 29.21km NW
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2

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