Ararat is a city that some people say is in the Central Highlands region of Victoria and others say is in the Grampians region.

With a population of approximately 8500 people Ararat is quite a busy part of the region. Ararat is approximately 200 kilometres west of Melbourne on the Western Highway and is on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills.

Ararat is the largest residential and commercial settlement in the City of Ararat local government area and is the administrative centre. It is very popular for its range of pet friendly accommodation.

The discovery of gold in 1857 during the Victorian gold rush transformed Ararat into a boomtown.

Ararat is named after Mount Ararat 10 kilometres south west of the town.

Pet friendly accommodation in and around Ararat is varied and consists of pet friendly cottages, pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly motels, and pet friendly bed and breakfasts, whilst Ararat has a large range of pet related businesses such as pet shops, pet food outlets, dog grooming and washing businesses, pet minding and dog walking services, Ararat pet transport operators, pet training and dog obedience schools, aquarium shops, bird aviaries and cages retailers, pet friendly Ararat dining venues, horse riding opportunities with lessons, Ararat pet insurance agents, pet photography and Ararat artists studios, pet breeders, Ararat vets, farriers, horse dentists, saddleries, pet products manufacturers and the highly respected and regarded Ararat pet rescue services.

If you wish to explore the Central Highlands region then there is no better place to centre yourself than Ararat. The people of Ararat are lovely and obliging and are awaiting your Ararat visit, especially if you are staying in one of their pet friendly accommodation venues.

So, it is suggested that you go straight to your diary now and book in a pet friendly accommodation stay at Ararat very shortly.


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