Shop & Relax


Ararat is in the Grampians Wine Region, a historic and expanding wine district renowned for high-quality wines and scenic vineyards. 

Ararat is situated in the heart of the Grampians and Pyrenees wine country and fresh produce are in abundance year-round.  There are many small, medium and large wine producers in the area including Montary, Mt Langi Ghiran and Fratin Brothers, all offering visitors the opportunity to partake in winery tours and tast testing the final products.



Ararat is a modern city offering a variety of shopping.  The central business district is home to large retail outlets as well as smaller retail shops offering something different for everyone, including fashion boutiques, restaurants and bakeries.

Stock up on your supplies at the various supermarkets and butchers, camping and outdoor specialists, or enjoy some of Ararat's alternative shopping experiences including unique collectables, bric-a-brac and clothing.


Ararat is home to a range of eateries that specialise in modern Australian, Mediterranean and other international cuisines.  There is also a broad selection of cafes on offer.


Indulge yourself with a variety of spas and health and wellbeing businesses. 


Our vibrant markets bring people together to showcase the best of our region to visitors and locals alike.  Featuring local produce, art, craft, wine, food, bric-a-brac and more. 

Ararat Trash and Treasure Market – Alexandra Hall – 2nd Sunday 

Haven Market – Haven Recreation Reserve - 1st Saturday - 

Uncle Bob’s Market – Market Square, St Arnaud – 2nd Saturday - 

Natimuk Farmers Market Plus – Natimuk Showgrounds, Natimuk - 

Dimboola Jellex Market - 

Pomonal Village Market – Last Sunday - 

Talbot Town Hall & Farmers Market - Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street, Talbot – 3rd Sunday - 

Jung Market – Jung Recreation Reserve Road, Jung - Last Saturday (3rd Saturday in December) - 

Beaufort Town Market – Memorial Gardens Havelock and Livingston streets, Beaufort -