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What to expect on your visit to the Grampians National Park

Posted 02/10/2018 in Places
Thinking of heading off to explore Victoria's spectacular Grampians National Park? Here are some of the things you can expect during your adventures in this truly remarkable place.

Waterfalls

Splitters Falls, Grampians National Park VIC

The Grampians National Park has soooo many waterfalls. Seriously. If you visit during the cooler months when the water is flowing you can literally visit one waterfall after another for the entire day! And then camp for the night so you can continue the next day! If you visit during the dry season, don't fret because the MacKenzie River flows year-round and hosts the incredible MacKenzie Falls - one of Victoria's largest and most spectacular waterfalls. Broken Falls and Fish Falls are also located along this stunning ever-flowing river. Click to explore some of the Waterfalls of The Grampians.

Wildlife

An adorable wallaby at the Stapylton Campground, Grampians National Park VIC

This place is absolutely packed with wildlife! Keen to get a close look at some kangaroos? Halls Gap is definitely the place to be. The Halls Gap caravan park and nearby recreation oval are popular hot spots for these beautiful marsupials. Enjoy a picnic to the chorus of kookaburras all around, keep an eye out for unexpected wallabies while driving the mountain roads, and with a bit of luck you can even spot an emu or two along your travels! And of course, no trip to The Grampians would be complete without a visit to the fantastic Halls Gap Zoo.


Hiking

Walking track through the unforgettable Grand Canyon, Grampians National Park VIC

There are countless fantastic walking tracks throughout the Grampians National Park, allowing visitors to explore and appreciate all aspects of this amazing place. From short, scenic strolls to epic multi-day adventures, the Grampians has got it all.

Take a look through the following list of Walks in the Grampians National Park.

Ice cream!

Choose from over 30 gourmet ice cream flavours with a handmade waffle cone at Coolas Ice Creamery, Halls Gap VIC

If you are in Halls Gap you need to get ice cream. It doesn't matter if it's a forty degree day or if you just came down from atop Mt William during a winter snow fall, you 100% need to get the gourmet ice cream in Halls Gap. Coola's Ice Creamery on the main road... you won't regret it. 


Incredible views

The Pinnacle, Grampians National Park VIC

Views from the various lookouts over the Grampians National Park are so stunning that they must be seen to be believed! The unmissable Boroka Lookout, Reeds Lookout, The Balconies and The Pinnacle are just a handful of the many spectacular viewpoints throughout the park. 

Click to check out some of the unbelievable Lookouts in the Grampians National Park.

Scenic drives

Drive up either Mt Victory Rd or Mt William Rd (or both!) in the Grampians National Park and be rewarded with spectacular scenery and gorgeous mountainside views. The Grampians is a stunning place to visit - even if you don't plan on setting foot outside your car. 


History and education

Heatherlie Quarry, Grampians National Park VIC

The Grampians has a rich history and a story to tell - be sure to visit Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap as well as some of the various educational locations throughout The Grampians to immerse yourself in the region's fascinating history.

Aboriginal culture and heritage

Rock art at the Gulgurn Manja Shelter, Grampians National Park VIC

Traditionally known as Gariwerd, The Grampians is home to the largest concentration of Aboriginal rock art sites in the state. As well as the beautiful rock art sites, there have been many more significant discoveries of Indigenous Australian artefacts in the region, including stone scatterings left over from tool making and ancient oven mounds.

Brambuk - the National Park and Cultural Centre 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.


What are you looking forward to exploring in the Grampians National Park? Let us know in the comments below!


 

 

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