While much of rural Australia struggles through drought, silo art is making a big difference in Victoria's Wimmera region.
It's just what you need at the end of a long day's trekking in the heat - cool refreshments sourced by someone else.
Scarred by bushfires, floods and landslides, the stunning Grampians National Park is now enjoying a renaissance.
Ararat is an attractive old goldmining town of about 7500 people located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, 332 metres above sea-level.
Balmoral is a small country service town.
Red gums and relaxation are the modi operandi of this getaway, writes Melanie Ball.
The good times roll in the Grampians when former Olympic track cyclist Shane Kelly goes to his home region for a holiday.
Richard Cornish heads west of Ballarat for a steam rally, an apple man and Old Mount Cole.