Royal Mail - Award-Winning Gourmet Food and Wine Escape
A gourmet lovers’ paradise awaits in Victoria's iconic Grampians with two nights at the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel - home to one of regional Victoria’s most well-renowned degustation experiences. Enjoy daily à la carte breakfasts, a complimentary bottle of wine, cellar tour of a world-leading wine collection, complimentary tour of Australia’s largest kitchen garden, late 1pm checkout and more.
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Nestled among native gardens at the Southern tip of the famous Grampians National Park, the hotel is in the perfect location for guests to make the most of the area. Spot wildlife from your room, enjoy easy access to southern walks in the Grampians, take a walk to the Dunkeld Arboretum and lake, or hop in the car for a short drive to one of Australia’s most picturesque golf courses – Grampians Golf Course.
The hotel recently opened a brand-new restaurant, Wickens, headlined by Robin Wickens - the executive chef who has helmed the Royal Mail’s two-hatted Dining Room restaurant for years. Under Wickens’ lead the Royal Mail Kitchen Garden has increased in size and is now known as the most productive kitchen garden in Australia and re-developed the hotel’s casual diner, Parker Street Project, ensuring the hotel is still at the forefront of exciting farm-to-table regional produce.
What You’ll Love
The Hotel – Award-winning gourmet escape
The award-winning Royal Mail Hotel has put Dunkeld and The Grampians on the map as a leading Victorian food and wine destination. Awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide (2015, 2016 and 2017), Best Regional Accommodation, Best Regional Restaurant of the Year, Gold at the Victorian Tourism Awards and a 2016 TAA Award of Excellence, the hotel has become a firm Victorian favourite.
With a 1.2-hectare kitchen garden, the largest of its type in Australia, the hotel sources up to 80% of its produce from its own gardens. Paired with a world-leading wine collection that was carefully curated for over 40-years and was recently awarded Best Hotel Wine List worldwide by Fine Wine magazine (UK), the Royal Mail Hotel offers an unparalleled dining experience set beside the breathtaking Grampians National Park.
The Room – Views of The Grampians, late 1pm checkout and complimentary bottle of wine
Relax in a well-appointed Deluxe Mountain View Room where you’ll find luxurious comforts such as a plush king bed, spacious bathroom with heated floors, complimentary Wi-Fi, cosy bathrobes and slippers, minibar, a private veranda featuring an outdoor setting and beautiful views of the Grampians National Park. Sleep in and enjoy your time in this scenic part of Australia with a late 1pm checkout and the most fitting souvenir – a complimentary bottle of wine to take home with you.
The Food & Drink – Daily breakfast, cellar and kitchen garden tour
Wake up to daily à la carte breakfasts for two served at the Parker Street Project. Choose from a delicious cooked-to-order menu crafted with fresh, local ingredients like house-made sausages, eggs from the hotel’s free-range chickens and produce from the kitchen gardens.
Enjoy a cellar tour of the Royal Mail Wine Cellar led by expert sommeliers showcasing highlights of the collection and providing insight into how the collection is developed and managed. The 45-minute tour also includes a comparative ‘tasting of the day’ where local wines will be compared with internationals of the same variety and style.
Discover paddock to plate practices with a tour of the Royal Mail Kitchen Garden – featured on ABC TV's 'Gardening Australia'. The hotel chefs will teach you about the organic practices used to grow over 400 types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and nuts, and how the garden dictates what goes into the menu.
Upgrade to a 'Dining Extravaganza' package and enjoy a lavish five-course degustation dinner at the brand-new Wickens Restaurant with delightful cuisine that highlights the region’s exceptional fine produce. Plus you’ll receive a welcome drink of beer, wine or a cocktail to enjoy at the newly opened Parker Street Project. See the Wickens sample menu.
You'll also receive an Experience Passport which entitles you to the following discounts at local businesses:
Enjoy a tasting of a specially opened limited release wine, followed by 10% off any purchase of 6 or more wines. Take 20% off any chocolate purchases from Audley & Hall and save 15% on Waltanna Farms’ Australian flaxseed products.
Perfect for couples
This is the perfect opportunity to treat a special someone to an unforgettable escape – relax amongst the majestic natural beauty of the Grampians while indulging in some of Victoria’s finest produce and culinary creations.
Valid for travel until 31 October 2018 (bookings must be made before 3 September 2018).
Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel on
8 – 11 June 2018
28 – 30 September 2018
Saturday Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room applies for stays on Saturday nights, payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.
Please note, two-night dining upgrade packages are not permitted to check-in on Monday as Wickens Restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.
Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.
7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).
Packages are valid for two adults.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults. No additional guests can be accommodated.
Baby Policy: One infant (aged twelve months and under) may stay free of charge and will not count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided by the hotel free of charge.
Connecting rooms are not available.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Fine-dining restaurant
- Casual dining restaurant
- Luggage storage
- Tour desk
Dunkeld is approximately three hours’ drive west of Melbourne.
Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.
Multi-Stop Trips: If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.
- Royal Mail Hotel
- 98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294