5 reasons why you should visit the Grampians

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Expect scenes of sand stone mountains, wild flowers and wildlife on every step of the Grampians tour. This range is famous for its stunning natural sandstone mountains, which offer spectacular views across the landscape. Going out and conquering this amazing region on foot is what it’s about. Walking is a popular pastime here, and it’s impossible to see the highlights without stepping out onto the walking tracks.

It was hard to narrow it down to only five, but here are our top reasons to visit the Grampians.

1. Get away from the city

Enjoy outdoor adventure? The Grampians are the perfect urban getaway. We could talk about the events, food and wine, but even that aside, the walking trails and amazing natural landscape surrounding them are what we love about the region.

Day 1: Drive from Melbourne. Walk Mt Zero to Mt Stapylton and Coppermine.

Walk Mt Zero to Mt Stapylton and Coppermine

We have so much to see that we take 6 days to cover the highlights of the region. Highlights include the Coppermine Track; the Mt Zero to Mt Stapylion Trail (where the trail leads through a natural rock amphitheatre to the summit).

2. Breathtaking panoramic views

The Grampians are known for their panoramic views. At the summit of Mt Stapylton (one of our first walks on tour), walkers are rewarded with breathtaking views overlooking the Wimmera Plains.

On day two, as we hike up and down the Mt Difficult Eastern escarpment. Don’t let the name scare you, we’ll enjoy and be inspired by the great views on both sides! To the east lies the Pyrenees and the Black Range, and to the west the Wartook basin.

Day 2: Roses Gap to Lake Wartook

Mt Difficult, Eastern escarpment

If you’re looking for something a bit different, then Duwul is the most elevated point in Grampians National Park and offers great 360-degree views of mountains and open plains.

The track winds through beautiful forested hillsides with plenty of birdlife (including kookaburras) and panoramic views. It’s about three hours return from the carpark.

Day 4 Mt William (Duwul) to Jimmy Creek

Mt Duwul (Mt William),1,167 metres

3. Wildlife on your doorstep

This amazing region is abundant in wildlife, and just adds another reason to visit.

There are many types of birds and wild animals: there are 36 mammals, 35 reptiles (including lizards), 6 fish, and 13 crabs which are endemic to the area.

The most common but iconic animals in the Grampians are Australian natives. You can see kangaroos, koalas, and emus roam freely here, from the grasslands to the woods.

From Melbourne: Grampians National Park & Kangaroos | GetYourGuide

Halls Gap, the heart of the Grampians, showcases 4 types of marsupials. You should be able to easily spot the Eastern Grey and Western Grey Kangaroos as well as the Red-necked Black and Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies.

4. Stunning waterfalls

One of the best highlights of the Grampians is the range of waterfalls.

On our tour of the Grampians, we take you to the popular and must-see MacKenzie Falls. Would you believe it? MacKenzie Falls is the only waterfall in the Grampians that flows all year round, and it is also one of the most photographed landmarks in the region.

Day 3: Halls Gap to The Pinnacle via Grand Canyon. Sundial Peak and MacKenzie Falls.

MacKenzie Falls

5. Experience the Grampians with Inspiraton Outdoors

Experiencing the Grampians on a guided walking tour adds so much to the experience and has so many benefits. Firstly, everything is taken care of, so the only thing you need to do is enjoy walking in the magnificent outdoors and take-in the sights around you.

No camping or heavy hiking packs, all meals included, and 2 professional IO guides!

You’ll also enjoy the experience with a small group (max 12) of like-minded people who love the outdoors. You’ll have opportunities to sample local food and wine to top up your Grampians experience.

If you’d like to join us, take a look at the Grampians Peaks Trail tour here.

See Victoria with Inspiration Outdoors

Come experience our other Victoria tours, like our guided walk through the best of Victorian High Country Alpine areas. Enjoy a history of natural beauty, wildflowers, fresh breezes, and views that are simply breathtaking. Using the beautiful town of Bright as our base, over 5-days walk to the best of the region with fellow walking enthusiasts.

Or… explore the Victorian Coast with the Great Ocean Walk tour. On this guided walking tour, you’ll walk the entire 104 km Great Oceans Walk, one of Australia’s most iconic trails, over 7 days.


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