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Educational attractions within the Grampians National Park

Posted 19/08/2018 in Things to do
The Grampians National Park is a place of adventure, exploration and natural beauty. It is a bushwalker's delight, packed with walks, waterfalls, lookouts and much more. The Grampians also has a rich and fascinating history just waiting to be explored. There are multiple particularly excellent attractions within the park which offer an educational experience. Check them out in the list below...

Zumsteins Picnic Area and Historical Site


Set on the banks of the gorgeous MacKenzie River, the Zumsteins Picnic Area is the site of an historic settlement and holiday retreat. A short circuit walk takes you through the Zumsteins Historical Area, with educational signs at various points along the way. You will fall in love with the stories of Walter and Jean Zumstein, who created this peaceful holiday oasis through their own ambition and dedication almost a century ago. Click to read more...


Grave of Agnes Folkes


Alongside the beginning of the gorgeous Venus Baths walk in Halls Gap lies the lonely 19th century grave of baby Agnes Folkes. Agnes Folkes died of diptheria in 1870 at the tender age of three months old. She fell ill during floods and the high waters made the creeks impassable - her family was unable to get her to Stawell for medical assistance. Her grave is a stark reminder of the harsh and isolated lives led by the pioneers of the area. Click to read more...


Smiths Mill Campground


This well-equipped campground is set at an old timber mill site, is well shaded and surrounded by forest. Information signs placed around the area take you on an educational journey, where you will learn about the history of Smith's Mill and see various remnants and relics of the company's workings. Click to read more...

Gulgurn Manja Shelter


The Gulgurn Manja Shelter is a beautiful Aboriginal rock art site, accessed via an easy walk through gorgeous scenery with incredible views up to the surrounding rocky cliffs and ridges. The rock art features the handprints of many generations of young people. Click to read more...


Heatherlie Quarry


During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, large amounts of high quality freestone were carved from the slopes of the Mount Difficult Range at Heatherlie Quarry. Many features of the quarry remain today, including machinery, powder magazine, power plant, rail tracks and stone cottages. A short, easy walking track takes you to the site of the quarry, and detailed information signs provide insights into the quarry's history and operations. Click to read more...


Brambuk - the National Park and Cultural Centre


Brambuk provides fantastic visitor information for people looking to explore the Grampians region. Brambuk brings to life the history and culture of the Jardwadjali, Djab Wurrung and aboriginal communities of south-western Victoria. Brambuk ownership is shared between five Aboriginal communities with historic links to the Gariwerd-Grampians ranges and surrounding plains. 

Some of the amazing educational features of Brambuk include 3D map models, Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre, Bushtucker discovery walk, guided tours, workshops and holiday programs, interactive displays, and more. Click to read more...


Halls Gap Botanic Gardens


Take a stroll through the beautifully decorated Halls Gap Botanic Gardens, learn about the native plants of the area, and browse the huge array of unique art installations scattered among the trees.

The Halls Gap Botanic Gardens are a must-see, particularly if you are visiting with children - they will love the adorable sculptures, the gigantic nest (complete with ladder to climb in), the boardwalk, and the many information signs throughout the garden. Click to read more...

There is so much to see and do within the Grampians National Park! More amazing attractions are being regularly added to the Grampians Guide website, so be sure to follow us on Facebook to receive updates in your newsfeed.


 

 

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