Spanning across 168,000 hectares of Western Victoria, the Grampians is a region of adventure, history, intrigue and freedom.
Central to the Northern region, here you will encounter natural scenery that you will need to see to believe. With the beautiful township of Halls Gap at the centre, accompanying towns surround with spectacular nature reserves and delicious food and wine experiences.
Halls Gap is a great base to access walking tracks and scenic lookouts and waterfalls, including the stunning Mackenzie Falls. You can also enjoy a day at Halls Gap Zoo, Victoria’s largest regional zoo featuring over 160 native and wild animals.
Also known by its indigenous name, Gariwerd, this diverse region has the largest number of rock art sites, dating back more than 20,000 years. A visit to Brambuk — The National Park & Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, is a must-do to learn about the unique Aboriginal culture and history.
Not far from Halls Gap on the Eastern side of the Grampians, you will find the town of Ararat. Here, you can revisit the gold rush, pack a picnic and head to Alexandra Gardens, or take in the 360-degree views of the One Tree Hill Lookout.
In the regions south, you will discover the provincial town of Hamilton. Here, ancient volcanoes and serene waterfalls await exploration. For wine lovers, Pierrepoint Winery and Cellar Door at Tarrington is a must. Let the kids run wild at Lakes Edge Adventure Park, or visit Dunkeld Old Bakery for a historic wood-fired oven bakery experience.
The Western region is home to the lively city of Horsham. Here, you can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment. Not far from Horsham you will discover Dadswell’s Bridge. Located on the Western Highway, this town is the home of the Giant Koala, a great place for photos and the perfect stop for food and coffee. Beehive Falls, known as one of the most beautiful in Grampians National Park, is also close by. Enjoy the ferns and beautiful rock pools.
It’s not hard to see how a region as diverse as the Grampians is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. More than just a national park and effortlessly famous for its natural beauty, the Grampians truly does have it all.