Grampians Tour to National Park
Get yourself ready for an exciting adventure because in this Grampians Tour you are going to explore and travel into the wild of southern Australia. Set on a journey to the amazing sandstone ridges that formed the rugged mountain ranges of the Grampians where you can bask in the amazing sights of the beautiful spring wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, panoramic landscapes, exotic wildlife, and lush vegetation.
1 Day Tour
Operates: *Tue, Wed, Fri, *Sat, Sun (*operates seasonally)
Departs: 7:00 am (approximately)
Returns: 9:00 pm (approximately)
*** Child rates apply from 8yrs to 12yrs old. Not suitable for children under the age of 7yrs old, due to nature of the tour and safety reasons.
- Morning tea and biscuits
- Picnic lunch
- National Park entry
- Guided Tour
- Air conditioned bus travel
GRAMPIANS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Pass through the historic gold towns of Beaufort & Ararat
- Explore the wonder at the outstanding natural beauty and rich indigenous heritage, surrounding the Grampians National Park sandstone mountain range
- Experience Aboriginal Culture at Brambuk Cultural Centre
- Home to an abundant amount of Australian wildlife
- Relax in the scenic township of Halls Gap for lunch
- Get fantastic views from Boroka Lookout or Lake Bellfield
- View the amazing rock formations at Balconies Walk or famous Jaws of Death, as featured in the famous Japanese Animation Princess Mononoke
- Enjoy the spectacular views from Reeds Lookout
- Walk down to the base of MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls to cool off.
- Moderate level of fitness required to complete 2 hours of hiking within Grampians National Park
WHAT TO BRING?
Hat & Sun glasses
Comfortable walking shoes
Money for dinner
Detailed Itinerary of the Grampians Tour
Detailed Itinerary of Grampian Tours
Sitting on the Victorian volcanic mountain range located at 235 kilometers west of Melbourne, the Grampians National Park is home to diverse varieties of flora and fauna. Many of them are native to Australia and some are endemic to the area. The Grampians is home to a large biodiversity of plants and wildlife hosting over 200 various species of birds, 35 species of mammals, and 800 native plant species.
We leave Melbourne around 7 in the morning. Traveling en route to the Grampians National Park, we pass through the historic towns of Beaufort and Ararat. We stop by and have our morning tea at the quaint township of Beaufort. Be mesmerized by the charm of the town in its natural beauty as you sip that hot cup of tea/ coffee. Relax, take a deep breath, and feel the warm embrace of nature as we begin our Grampians tour.
Then we travel straight to the heart of the Grampians, to the scenic town of Halls Gap where you can explore the natural beauty of the sandstone mountains as we walk through the Wonderland Ranges. So stretch those legs and as you walk along the bushland trails, be always on the lookout for the birds and wild animals in their natural surroundings. You’ll be able to spot kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, and other animals in the wild. Also, don’t miss the many different kinds of birds as you walk through the woodlands.
After the morning’s nature walk, we’ll have a rest and have our picnic lunch at Halls Gap, a picturesque town surrounded by the views of mountains with lush vegetation and exotic wildlife. Don’t have to worry about the food because we provide you a delicious meal. Just enjoy your lunch and the company of your fellow adventurers. We still have a lot of things to do and to see as we explore the mountains and the woods.
Then we head to the award-winning Brambuk Cultural Centre where you can experience Aboriginal culture. Explore and appreciate the richness of the indigenous Aboriginal heritage. It is the heart and soul of our Grampians tour. Learn about the Aboriginal occupation of the region over 5,000 years ago and listen to the tales, legends, and myths of the beginnings of Gariwerd, the Grampians’ indigenous name. It is always great to have the opportunity to know the history, arts, and culture of Australia’s original settlers.
From the cultural center, the next thing to do is climbing uphill to the Boroka Lookout to get the spectacular, panoramic views of the Grampians. We can also slither our way to the Lake Bellfield to experience the fantastic vistas of mountain ranges and sandstone formations. Prepare your cameras, lenses, and tripods. Don’t hesitate to take some amazing and memorable landscape shots. Perhaps a group photo would also be a great memento of your Grampians tour. But always remember that it is the experience of the natural surroundings of Gariwerd that matters most.
And then we stretch those legs again and take a hike to the balconies Lookout and the famous Jaws of Death. From there we will have the perfect angle to view the amazing rock formations and mountain ridges. The Jaws of Death was famously featured in the Japanese animation “Princess Mononoke.” You can also enjoy the beautiful and picture perfect views of the mountains from the Reeds Lookout.
Finally, we trek the trail down to the base of MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls to cool off. Get lost in the experience of the majestic Mackenzie waterfalls. Delight in the beauty and listen to the calming music nature is playing for you. Hear the sound of the water falling against the rocks and the songs of the birds among the dancing tree branches. Experience the magical effects of the sound of nature to your soul. Be refreshed and be rejuvenated. Feel the breeze and breathe in the minty air. This is the perfect way to end our Grampians tour.
On the way back to Melbourne, you can reflect on your Grampians tour filled with exciting adventure. The experience of getting that close to one of Australia’s ancient mountains would definitely be memorable. We’ll have a stop along the way for dinner at your own expense.
Because of the nature of the trip and due to safety reasons, this Grampians tour is not suitable for children below 8 years old. Also, there will be a lot of hiking and nature walks totaling at least 2 hours. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you get a medical advice of your fitness before embarking on this great adventure.
Inclusive of this Grampians tour are morning tea, park entry fees, a picnic lunch, and an entertaining and professional tour guide on board. Our expert driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the same hotel. We give you a lift to the Grampians with our air conditioned bus.
All you need to bring is the spirit of adventure as we journey to one of Australia’s ancient mountains. Wear a cool/warm clothing and a pair of comfortable walking shoes. We also encourage you to bring your own water bottles. Let’s explore Australia’s raw wildlife. It will be an adventure into the wild guaranteed to be full of fun and excitement.
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Yesterday I have visited the Grampians, Amazing view of mountains, Kangaroos, falls, so many things to explore and enjoy the day. Great place to visit!