Hike to Reeds Lookout and the Balconies

Hike to Reeds Lookout and the Balconies

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/25/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Reeds Lookout and the Balconies offer incredible views across the Grampians National Park.

Located in Grampians National Park, Reeds Lookout and the Balconies are two gorgeous lookouts located near each other.

If you are planning a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, you can drive just over an hour inland to reach the Grampians National Park. If you drive a bit further north, you will reach Reeds Lookout and the Balconies.

The Balconies in the Grampians

How to get to Reeds Lookout

Reeds Lookout is a great spot to visit if you want to take in the panoramic views of Victoria Valley. There is also a fire tower that sits at the top of the lookout.

You can get to Reeds Lookout by parking in the Reeds and Balconies carpark. From there, you will follow the path to Reeds Lookout. The path is pretty short but it is a little steep.

Once you reach the lookout point, you will be able to take in the stunning views. If you visit this lookout in the late afternoon, stay and watch the sunset over the mountains!

How to get to the Balconies

The Balconies are located near Reeds Lookout, so definitely check them out while you’re there. The lookout at the Balconies offers views of the rock formations and across the valley below.

You can get to the Balconies by parking in the Reeds and Balconies carpark. The walk is fairly simple and takes about two kilometres each way.

Once you reach the lookout point at the Balconies, you will be able to see Victoria Valley, rock formations, and more. This is a great spot to take in the misty morning sunset!

What else is nearby?

There is a lot to see in the Grampians including waterfalls, a lake, wildlife, and more.

Lake Bellfield

Lake Bellfield

Lake Bellfield is a gorgeous, large lake in the Grampians. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from the Reeds and Balconies carpark to this lake. The lake is a great place to enjoy a picnic, go for a hike, go fishing, and more. Even just going for the views is worth it!

Splitters Falls

Splitters Falls is a beautiful waterfall located near Lake Bellfield. You will have to take a short hike to get to the falls, but once you arrive, the views are incredible. Depending on the time of year, the falls will be cascading or there may be a small trickle. We recommend visiting Splitters Falls in the spring for the best views.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a very scenic rocky gorge located just a short drive from Reeds Lookout and the Balconies. The walking track will take you along a trickling creek, past waterfalls, over gorges, and more.

There’s no better way to explore the region of Vicotria than spending time along the scenic coast and then sightseeing through the mountains!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.