Best Day Trips Victoria – Why Visit the Grampians National Park?
Discover why the Grampians National Park is one of our most popular day tours in Victoria!
If you’ve never been to the Grampians National park before it is truly an experience that will stay with you for many years to come. The region itself is commonly referred to as Victoria’s best kept secret and once you spend some time here you can understand why. We have composed seven reasons why we love the Grampians so Much!!
The 413,210 acre national park was listed on the Australian National Heritage list for its outstanding natural beauty, striking series of sandstone mountain ranges that seem to last forever. The Grampians region is also home to the richest indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia.
2) Amazing rock formations
Adventurers have been coming to the Grampians since the mid-nineteenth century, and once you see these towering rock formations that spurt out of the earth and tower above it’s easy to understand why.
3) Incredible hiking tracks
Put on your walking shoes, pack appropriately and choose one of the marked bush walking trails that wind across the escarpments of the Grampians National Park. Look out in every direction and see deep, shaded, fern-filled gorges, seasonal streams tumbling off the rock faces, and spectacular peaks.
4) Mackenzies Falls
The iconic and spectacular MacKenzie Falls is a must for all visitors to the Grampians National Park, you’ll be in awe as you see the falls for the first time. There are 3 different walks you can do. Each gives you a different perspective of the falls enormity.
5) Halls Gap
On the doorstep to walking trails, wildlife spotting, bird watching, breathtaking lookouts, thundering waterfalls, is the lovely small-town of Halls Gap located at the heart of the Grampians. As you explore the scenic town you will find an abundant of locally source produce to fill your picnic basket, whether your sitting outside a cafe or browsing the charming town you’re bound to find something to excite your taste-buds.
6) The views
Famous for its mountainous and rugged scenery a million years in the making, the Grampians National Park has a number of spectacular scenic lookouts.
One of the best lookouts in the Grampians is Boorka Lookout (above). Take the very short walk from the car park to the lookout platform and revel in 180-degree views of Western Victoria, looking out over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield. Picnic tables and toilets are available.
From the summit of Reeds Lookout you will receive breathtaking views over Victoria Valley, Victoria range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range.
Another of the Grampians major draw cards is the amount of wildlife there is, it’s not uncommon to the see emus, kangaroos, echidnas, eagles and an abundant of other Australian Wildlife.