The Grampians

If you’re in Victoria, you better save time to visit the Grampians National Park. A couple hours drive from Melbourne and you are there. The Grampians offer a nature lover the perfect getaway from the city. With over 1,600 square kilometres to explore, there is plenty of room to play.

Hiking the many trails is the most popular activity in the area, especially the main trail leading up the highest point called The Pinnacle. From this view point, you are able to have a 360 degree view over the entire national park, making for an amazing sight. This point is so popular, it’s been made famous by many local professional photographers and it’s not uncommon to see this picture in tourism guides, art galleries, and postcards. The Pinnacle is located in the Wonderland region of the park. Other attractions nearby are the Balconies and “The Grand Canyon,” which are a spectacular photo opportunity. These favourite spots are located conveniently close to the town of Halls Gap.

The small town of Halls Gap is the largest populated area in the region and provides a great starting point for visitors. Here, you can get information on the park, plan your trip and get insider tips on the best spots to visit. There is also an Aboriginal centre in the town that provides historic information and stories of the community starting back when they first came to the area. There are five different Aboriginal communities in the area, and the Grampians have been named a national heritage site, due to its relationship with them and the richness of the land.

The Grampians National Park isn’t just all about getting outdoors. It’s home to one of the most famous wine and food festivals in Australia. The Grape Escape is a long-running festival that highlights over 100 wineries and businesses in Victoria over one weekend. Visitors are able to taste and sample the locals favourites, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind wines and other products.

Waterfalls are in abundance in the park, dotted around the main roads and easy to get to. This park is also a very popular rock climbing destination, with many sandstone formations with great grip and routes.

Tours operate out of Melbourne and offer multi-day trips to experience the Grampians National Park and its surroundings. Going with a tour group provides extensive information on the region and a local’s perspective of what the Grampians mean to the community and country of Australia.

Discover the Grampians on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour.

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