Everything you need to know about the Grampians

Located 3 hours west of Melbourne, the stunning Grampians region truly does have it all. Often referred to as Victoria’s best kept secret, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a wine lover and foodie, or outdoor adventurer, the Grampians is home to a variety of Victorian wildlife and culinary delights.

With such a wide variety of areas to explore the Grampians is the perfect weekend getaway or day destination. The beauty of the Grampians lies in its tranquillity and its diverse attractions. Every region of the Grampians has something unique to offer, we’ve put together a summary of each region surrounding the Grampians.


If you are looking for adventure, then the west of the Grampians is for you. Nearby areas such as Natimuk and Mount Arapiles are known for their world class rock climbing and is widely regarded as some of the best rock climbing areas in Australia.

From world class rock climbing and outdoor adventures, to boutique wineries, shopping and culinary delights – the beautiful town of Horsham has it all.  Surrounded by natural beauty, Horsham is a great place to stay and explore the regions nearby attractions. The west of the Grampians has proven popular for those looking for a weekend escape.


The northern region of the Grampians is home to some of the most iconic natural attractions from the Pinnacles, to Boroka Lookout and the famous Reeds look out and The Balconies.

When exploring the north, you will find a wide array of food and wine experiences. The Great Western, located between Ararat and Stawell, is home to some of the world’s oldest vines and is widely regarded as the wine region of the Grampians.

Halls Gap sits is the heart of the Grampians region, nestled amongst an array of wildlife and stunning views. This quaint town centre is a short drive to many attractions throughout the region. The North of the Grampians is the perfect place to unwind, get up and close with nature and explore beautiful picturesque wineries.


The southern region of the Grampians offers visitors a chance to experience a blend of natural attractions. The town of Hamilton is known as a beautiful farming town, located at the centre of Victoria’s south-west, Hamilton provides a gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Coonawarra and the Grampians National Park. This quaint town has a modern-day appeal with a vibrant art scene and delicious food and wine.

If you head further south, you will discover even more of the great outdoors. Known for its beautiful array of wildflowers in spring, the arboretum in Dunkeld, is a fantastic way to experience the spectacular views of the Piccaninny, Mount Abrupt and Mount Sturgeon.


The eastern side of the Grampians is best known for its history, rolling landscapes and natural beauty. A trip out to the eastern regions of the Grampians is not complete without a visit to the town of Ararat. Located at the foothills of the Grampians and surrounded by picturesque grazing country, Ararat is town full of rich history from the Victorian Gold Rush.

No matter the time of the year, or the length of your stay, there is truly something for everyone in the Grampians. The region offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and chance to unwind and take in the glorious natural bushland surroundings.

Our Grampians day tour is designed to encapsulate the best parts of the region. For those who have limited time in Melbourne, it’s the perfect escape from the city as we visit the idyllic bushland environment, panoramic vistas, stunning waterfalls and spectacular rock formations.