A bit late with this review but had a fantastic day with our tour guide Leonie who shared her knowledge about the area and kept us entertained! I highly recommend this tour.
Visit MacKenzie Falls
Spectacular Views & Hikes
Explore Sandstone Peaks, Rare Wildflowers, & Local History in Victoria’s Best-Known National Park
This Grampians day tour will take you along the various trails and up to the impressive waterfalls that have made this national park famous. Learn about the local history and culture and spot wildlife such as kangaroos and rare birds. Take spectacular photos at the various lookout points that boast panoramic views over the park.
- Adult (16+): AUD $140
- Child (0-15): AUD $120
(Enquire for group discounts for groups of 5 people or more)
Inner-city pickup service from most accommodation providers and specified pickup points.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, year-round
12 hours (return at 9 PM)
Maximum of 24 guests
- Freshly prepared picnic lunch in the town of Halls Gap
- All transfers in air-conditioned comfort
- An experienced guide providing tour commentary
- Morning tea
- Free onboard Wi-Fi
- Access to our free translation app
Meals other than as stated
What to bring
- Dress appropriately for all weather conditions
- Snacks and a refillable water bottle
- Warm weather: sunscreen and a hat
- Winter: warm clothes and layers as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold
Good to Know
- Please note you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.
- No prams or strollers permitted.
- We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge. Please note we have only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Contact us with your request and provide the age of your child along with your confirmation number and booking details.
- Download the Go West Tours app from the App Store or Google Play prior to your departure for access to our tour language commentary. Available in Arabic, Malay, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and Hindi.
Take a stroll through shady forests to Silverband Falls
Time to explore the wildlife and surroundings of Grampians township of Halls Gap
Take a short hike from the Wonderland Turntable into the spectacular Grand Canyon
Hike to one of the Grampians most famous sites, MacKenzie Falls
Enjoy panoramic views from Reeds Lookout and views over the mountain range from Boroka Lookout
Spot wild animals in their natural habitat
What You’ll Do
We start our Grampians National Park tour at around 8.00 am when we leave Melbourne. We pass through the Western Plains of Victoria on our way to the historic town of Ballarat. Ballarat boomed in the 1850s with the widespread discovery of gold in the district. Learn a little about the history as we enjoy morning tea here at the site of the infamous Eureka Rebellion.
Continuing on our drive through the picturesque, volcanic plains, we pass through the town of Moyston, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. We then arrive at the foot of the Grampians Range or Gariwerd in the local Jardwadjali language. On arrival, we immerse ourselves in the Australian bush with a gentle stroll to see the Silverband Falls.
We next make our way into the township of Halls Gap for our picnic lunch from the local bakery. Keep an eye open for the local kangaroos and abundant birdlife that can be seen in the main street.
After lunch, we head to the Wonderland Turntable trail for a short hike to the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the high rising rock walls, crisscrossed with layering and fault lines, showcasing the area’s unique geology. Stunning panoramas await at Reeds Lookout which overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley.
Next stop is MacKenzie Falls. No trip to the Grampians would be complete without a visit to these majestic waterfalls. Set in a gorge surrounded by eucalyptus forest, the water cascades down over the rocks, creating a tranquil scene enticing all the senses. Walk the Bluff trail along the top of the cliffs to the panoramic viewpoint of the falls or journey down the stairs to the base of the steep gorge and gaze up at this truly impressive waterfall.
Our next port of call is the Boroka Lookout. Boroka provides panoramic views of the surrounding region, overlooking the town of Halls Gap and further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond. We then make our way back into Halls Gap for a final opportunity to spot some of the area’s wild kangaroo population before beginning our return to Melbourne.
A dinner stop is made on the return journey to Melbourne, then we enjoy a stunning view of the illuminated city as we complete the return journey to Melbourne. With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
FAQs for the Grampians National Park Tour
We require a moderate level of physical fitness for this tour. Most of the day’s spectacular sights are easily accessible from viewing platforms, boardwalks, and stairs. One of the walking tracks, however, is moderately steep and the path is over rocks rather than a paved boardwalk. No extended hiking is involved, but appropriate footwear for outdoor activity is required.
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Reviews From Our Previous Guests
Our tour started off with a lively and warm greeting from the guide , Mel. She has a lot of energy and provided us with information and history on the place we visit. Its a great experience walking at the Grampians and we also had a few spectacular scenic stops for lookouts. We especially enjoyed the outdoor lunch in the vicinity of Grampians and being up close and personal with the wild kangaroos and cockatoos nearby.
From the hospitality, to the introduction to Melbourne, to the music that goes along with the scenery, everything is perfect. Love the fact that she disinfects her vehicle and provides hand sanitizers to us as well. Must try!