The Grampians Tour
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The Grampians and surrounding areas offer a range of wonderful hiking experience, stunning outlooks, sparkling lakes and fun family-friendly activities. The national park is abundant in a diverse range of native Australian plants and animals from kangaroos to emus and echidnas. In spring, you’ll marvel at a sea of wildflowers spanning the mountains. Explore fascinating sandstone rock formations and enjoy the breathtaking views of nearby lakes and lush forests.
The Grampians National Park provides a wide range of lookouts and hiking tracks to suit people at all different levels of physical fitness. The hiking tracks listed in our Grampians tour itinerary below are all relatively easy.
- The Balconies
- Reed Lookout
The Pinnacle (optional)
- Hotel Transfers
- Friendly Guide
- Bottled Water
- Child Safety Chair (if required)
- Heaps of Fun
- National Park Fee
- Car Park
- Toll Fee
Our guide will greet you at the hotel on the morning of your tour. Upon return to Melbourne, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant within CBD
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The Grampians, here we come!
The Grampians National Park is located on the northwest of Victoria, approximately 260 km from Melbourne. It was included in the Australian National Heritage List from 2006. The park covers an area of 1,672 square km. Explore the natural beauty of The Grampians along hiking trails or check out the spectacular scenery over Victorian Highland region from the awe-inspiring viewing platforms, visit Mackenzie Falls and be amazed by the cascading waterfalls, or enjoy a picnic right next to it.
Reed (Reid) Lookout
Reed Lookout is located right next to the parking lot in the Grampians National Park. The platform provides panoramic views of the spectacular Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, and the surrounding mountains and verdant forests filled with native Australian trees and plants. It’s a popular spot for Instagram influencers and professional photographers alike – capturing the sunset and sunrise from this spot is a one-in-a-million sight. It is located only 20m from the carpark. The walking track leading to The Balconies starts at the same location as Reed Lookout.
The Balconies viewing platform is just a light stroll away from the carpark. It’s the perfect length to use as a warm up walk before tackling the longer tracks. The Balconies lookout overlooks Victoria Valley and surrounding mountains. Two unique rock formations jut out from the mountains, akin to a building’s balcony (hence the name), making this spot one of the most popular photo opportunities in the national park, particularly at sunset. It is located approximately 1km from the carpark and takes about 30 minutes to walk there.
Boroka Lookout boasts striking 180-degree views of Western Victoria. From the two viewing platforms, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery from all different angles. Look out over the sprawling Halls Gap plains, and the glorious Wonderland Range, Mt William Range, and Fyans Valley. Lake Bellfield can be seen lying tranquil in the distance. There is usually a nice, cool breeze at the lookout, so it is a great spot to visit after tackling one of the longer walking tracks. It is located around 70m from the carpark, about 1 minute away.
One of the largest waterfalls in Victoria, the spectacular view of the full Mackenzie Falls at the base of the valley will make every step along the trail worthwhile. Watch as crystal clear water gushes down over the steep cliff and listen as it cascades into the pool of glistening still water below. Take a break here with a picnic lunch and let the moist air cool you down or dip your feet in the crisp water. From the stairway next to Mackenzie Falls, you can often spot a gorgeous rainbow mist. The steps leading down to the bottom of Mackenzie Falls are relatively steep, so care must be taken on rainy days.
On the way back, you’ll see a second waterfall located only 50m from the carpark. Broken Falls is located upstream of Mackenzie Falls and has a wider cascade with water trickling down through the rocks. The nearby Lake Wartook is a glistening oasis within the national park. Its natural beauty and crystalline water make it popular with fishermen and canoeing enthusiasts.
You can find Mackenzie Falls around 1km from the carpark and we suggest leaving approximately 45 minutes walking time to tackle the trail. We’d class this as a “medium” level walk.
About 600m and a 15-minute walk from the Sundial carpark rests the Lakeview Lookout. En route to the lookout, you’ll witness unique sandstone boulders nestled on each side of the track. From the lookout platform, you can take in a sweeping view of Lake Bellfield, Lake Fyans and the nearby Mt William ranges. It’s less travelled by nature and provides a serene environment with unrivalled charm. Set aside around 30 minutes to traverse this gorgeous track on your tour of the Grampians and you won’t be disappointed.
ADDITIONAL TOUR OPTIONS:
With a summit height of 1,167 meters, Mount William is the highest mountain in The Grampians National Park! At its summit, it provides an impressive 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges and farmlands. The entirety of the Grampians can be seen from this awe-inspiring peak. The carpark is located at a height of 920 meters, then it follows a steep 1.8km hike to the top via Grampians Dunked Tourist Road. This walk will take at least 2 hours to complete but the view is definitely worth the hike.
Brambuk Culture Centure is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated local centre. It is the longest running Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Australia. Here you can learn about the unique natural landscape of the area and Western Victorian Aboriginal culture through multimedia shows, art exhibitions, cultural talks and other interesting, interactive activities. Join in on the traditional dance and boomerang throwing displays and pick up some authentic Aboriginal souvenirs and art works from The Brambuk Gift Shop.
After a day of hikes and amazing views, now is the time to indulge yourself in some delicious beverages at one of the historic boutique wineries in Halls Gap or Great Western. The Grampians is home to some of the oldest vines in Australia and is well-known for its Shiraz and sparkling wines. Seppelt Great Western and Best’s wineries both share a history dating back 160 years. Seppelt was the first winery in Australia to produce sparkling shiraz (a must-visit for all the sparkling lovers out there). On the first weekend of May, Halls Gap hosts its annual Grampians Grape Escape event which showcases wine and food from more than 100 local artisan producers along with live music performances. Relax, unwind and find yourself a designated driver because the wine in this region is way too good to pass up.
The Pinnacle is one of the most famous attractions in the Grampians range. The varied scenery along the walking track and the stunning views at the lookout are unmatched. Hikers will sometimes spot kangaroos, koalas and echidnas along the path to The Pinnacle. When you reach the top, you will bask in boundless views of Western Victoria and the other peaks that make up The Grampians. There are two hiking routes to The Pinnacle but we usually recommend our guests choose the track that starts at the Sundial carpark. Distance-wise, it is on par with the other trail that starts from the Wonderland carpark, but it is relatively easier to hike. It is classed as a medium level hike, in comparison to the more difficult Wonderland trail. There are handy route markers on the ground, that allow you to find your way easily along the 2.1km trail to the summit. It takes around 3 hours to complete this hike so make sure you pack your comfy walking shoes.
Halls Gap Zoo is located 7km from Halls Gap and covers an expanse of 10 hectares. It is Victoria’s largest inland regional zoo with 160 species of wild animals including mammals, reptiles, birds and a large number of Australian native animals.
Opens daily from 10am to 5pm.
Admission Tickets: Adult $38 / Child (3-17 yrs) $19
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