The Grampians National Park
"The Grampians National Park - A great place to walk or just enjoy the views!"
This National Park is approx 250km from Melbourne. It means it is possible to see the Grampians on a day trip from Melbourne but it would be a long day - the drive would be approx 2 hours along the Western Freeway.
But come you should as the views, fauna and rock formations are really very impressive.
The Best Bits To See And Do In The Grampians
This is one of Victoria’s largest parks and has great walks, scenery and wildlife. It’s 260km from Melbourne along the Western or Glenelg highways (takes about 3.5 hours)
The Grampians, an icon of Australian National Parks, are a series of sandstone ridges with steep slopes and are very picturesque. The most spectacular waterfall is Mackenzie Falls.
The area is also famous for its Aboriginal culture and origins You can also see good Aboriginal rock art at Billimina and Wab Manja.
There are a couple of 2 day walks for the serious walkers amongst you. But for the best view of this Australian National park, head to Mount Abrupt.
Access to the park is at Halls Gap. But if you want to escape the tourists head to Wartook Valley, e.g. Mt Zero and Mt Stapylton.
For the really adventurous go for Mount Difficult – Aptly named! Hard going but amazing.
Stony Creek Track to the Bundaleer passing Stony Peak is another good one. You can ascend the Wall of China to obtain the vast views to Tower Hill and the picturesque Victoria Valley.
Some other not to be missed attractions include the <>National Park Visitor Centre and Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre.
If you love climbing then head to Mount Arapiles, West from Horsham, with over 2000 climbs for all skill levels.
Dimboola gateway to the Little Desert National Park has some great flora and a few great bush walks.
Where To Stay
There is a very beautiful 5 star acommodation available called
Baroka Downs but you can expect to pay about $900 for 2 nights.
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