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Explore the Grampians National Park’s rich flora and fauna with wilderness walking tracks catering to all levels of fitness.
Experience the spectacular MacKenzie Falls.
There is so much to see and do in the Grampians. The shops at Stoney Creek in Halls Gap - a must to buy an ice cream from the corner shop. look at McKenzie falls during summer - beautiful walk. Visit Brambruk Aboriginal Culture Centre - just wonderful. Spectacular scenery and natural beauty that is in the Grampians!!
Many years since our visit but loved the quietness and solitude that the grampians offer.
The Grampians has everything you need for a family holiday. Wonderful bushwalking, waterfalls and rock pools to cool down in summer.
The Grampians look truly magic in sunshine and in rain, a wonderful place
to relax and go back to nature.
This was one my families favourite holidays. It was great to camp, ride mountain bikes and bush walk around this beautiful area in Victoria
I’ve lived in the Grampians my whole life and yet it still amazes me everytime i see it. I went out to the Grampians Adventure Golf quite hesitant since i disliked golf but it turned out to be one of the funniest nights i have had with my friends. Trying to manouver the ball through the various waterfalls, slopes and mini-mountains proved to be an interesting feat of skill but not only that the course was beautiful. A REAL Adventure Golf course!!!
Magic in the mornings. Magic throughout the day. Magick in the evenings and also throughout the night.
We went up to halls gap for the weekend and stayed at cathedral heights which was wonderful with wildlife in our backyard and great accomododation with a woodheater ,spa ,full kitchen facilities and plenty of bedding. When we arrived on the friday we were greeted by 30 odd wild cockatoos at our back door looking for a feed as well as rosellas and magpies.
We had dinner at the Kookaburra Restaurant and we highly recomended the dining experience and food there.
The adventure golf park is by far the best mini golf experience you will see and a must for not just kids but adults also.
Saturday morning we met up with Steve from the Asses Ears 4WD Tours and let me tell ya , it was the highlight of the weekend with Steve showing us what the Grampians is all about!
Steve took us to the most amazing places that the tourists dont get to ,going off road and doing some short walks where the views are absolutely incredible followed by checking out some wildlife ,driving thru water and the whole 4 hours telling us about the history of the founders and local indigenous tribes in the area. Steve has a wealth of knowlege about the rich history ,fauna and flora with 27 years in the area ,is excellent with the kids and hosts one hell of a tour that can be whatever you want it to be because he takes you to see whatever you choose! This guy is the perfect host for all types and makes you his friend rather than just another tourist. Steve is more than happy to pick you up from your nearest town and return you there. He gives you a bite to eat and you may get an espresso off him somewhere around the region! This tour is a bargain at about 60 bucks per head and we would easily pay double for one of the best experiences weve ever had!
Very helpfull tourist office in Halls Gap,found perfect accomodation for us ,and understood our needs exactly
The first trip my husband and I took together was to the Grampians, we didn’t just fall in love with each other on that trip, but also with the Grampians, there really is nowhere else like it, and we are continually drawn back there!!
It was amazing to visit the grampians and be amongst the beautiful scenery and history and the food was amaxing at the kookaburra’s restaraunt!
The Grampians is a beautiful environment and has a lot of inspiring sights and places. The Grampians has a lot to offer for a weekend away or a family holiday. Its a ‘must do’ destination!
We made three visits to the Grampions over a period of 25 years, and ech time it was a refreshingly new and very impressive experience. Twice we took visitors from Europe with us, who also marvelled at the sheer beauty and vast feeling of the area, despite having grown up in equally impressive - but different - mountains in Europe.
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The Grampians is one of the most beautiful spots in Australia with beautiful walks and scenery, lots of wildlife and plenty to fill your day.
My family has a connection with Stawell, Glenorchy & Dunolly. I love the area & I’m looking at an investment property in Stawell in the not too distant future!
we spent a family day out there & had the best day we have had in a long time . The business owners were so helpful & friendly & THERE WAS SO MUCH TO DO YOU NEED TO SPEND A MONTH THERE
I suggest you go to the Wartook Valley on the sunny side of the Grampians. It is wildlife corridor with kangaroos, emus, deer, echidnas to be seen. Plenty of caravan parks and B & B accommodation as well as 5 star. Very close to Zumstiens, McKenzie Falls, Hollow Mountain, Mt Difficult, Mt Zerro Olive Grove as well as Laharum Olives. There is a beautiful Artist Studio and Restaurant (The Wander Inn) built of mud brick and timber from the Geelong Wool Sheds. Plenty of walks and wildflowers to see so if you love the unspoilt things then this is truely the place to visit. Wartook is only half and hour from Halls Gap and Horsham and 40 minutes from Stawell it is central to all the activities in the Grampians.
It doesn’t matter if it’s 3 degrees, an ice cream in the home made waffle cones from the Halls Gap store is required, complete with a go on the old fashioned clowns whose laughter ring out like some scary luna park stall from the 60’s. As a child my Gran would take us to play and stay in the Grampians in the CWA cottage. There were long summer days playing in the creek and picking wild berries. In the late afternoon there was always the trip to the store for an ice cream. Mine was always licorice. Now my children choose all manner of ice cream delights and we share stories of the legacies of holidays in this majestic, spiritual place. We stare in wonder as the cockys screach over head, their cries ringing out in the natural ampitheatre at the rear of the Brambuk Centre. We walk, we climb, we wonder and we return, year after year, after year, in the heat, in the cold……………….What a treasure we have.
So much to see and do in the Grampians. Visit the shops at Stoney Creek in Halls Gap - you must buy an ice cream from the corner shop. Swim at McKenzie falls during summer - beautiful walk. Hike to Mt William, or if you’re feeling really brave, the Pinnacle. Visit Brambruk Aboriginal Culture Centre - just wonderful. Or simply relax and take in the spectacular scenery and natural beauty that is the Grampians!!
The Grampians is such a great holiday spot, there is such a rich and diverse heritage available to see. After the fires in 2006 there is so much opportunity to observe the ancient landscape responding to the natural event with the plants slowly renewing. There is a wide range of accommodation available, and always a perfect spot for a family picnic among natures own.
the grampians have the most amazing scenery the views are just magical you feel so free from the everyday worries you feel so stress free, fresh air it’s just you and nature…
We have had some wonderful family times at the Grampians. It is simply magnificient!
I spent 21 consecutive days hiking through the Grampians National Park and it was an experience different to anything I’ve ever done before. The park has many mountains within it, making it a big attraction for rockclimbers, however I’m not the sort of person that’s intrigued by lethal 200m falls from mountains, which is why I had come to the Grampians; to overcome my fear of heights.
In the three weeks that i was at the Grampians, I abseiled from three different rockfaces, rockclimbed seven of the rocky walls and hiked a mountain ironically known as “MOUNT DIFFICULT!!!!!!!” But by the end of the three weeks, I’d not only overcome my fear of heights, I’d grown to be really fond the place. The great views, spectacular waterfalls, friendly locals and REDICULOUSLY ENORMOUS kangaroos gave the Grampians an atmosphere of its own. I voted for the Grampians because its a place that depicts a true Australian environment within Victoria. And its the experience within this spectacular place that i’ll cherish for my life.
I live close by and have the privilege of walking in the Grampians in all seasons. There is such diversity of scenery, flora and terrain, the views are breathtaking an I never tire of the feeling of being one with the bush.
The mountain calls you back.
So much variety. Waterfalls, walks, animals, birds, great accommodation choices
Watching the sun set from the summit of Mount William was such a special, and quite Australian experience. Not many places can offer such a colourful 360 degree view ! I was there about a year after the bushfires and it was very moving to see such vast areas of bush repairing and battling on after such hardship. The Grampians offer such a divers range of wonders right in out own backyard - i hope it will be appriciated by generations to come.
I loved the Grampians and have explored many areas the parks walks scenic drive ,and the best magic view is to fly with a small plan
I love the Grampians! There are so many trails for hiking which cater for all fitness levels and the views are just breathtaking.
I suppose I’m biased as I live at the base of the Grampians but the Icecream Shop in Halls Gap sells the best ice cream around (even in winter). My husband and I love the different sights every time we visit.
Grampians certainly does have space to Breathe and with a diversity of unique attractions, ease of travel to Northern and Southern Grampians experiences,and fantastic service.
I love the Grampians, and have explored many areas of the park by walks, scenic drives, cycling and camping, however there are still many unexplored areas and adventures I am yet to have in the park.
Also, nothing beats the view from Mt William and Mt Abrupt!
The Grampians is a truly beautiful place, unspoilt spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife that can be enjoyed any time of the year whether it be camping or staying in one of the many luxurious accommodation facilities available, a definite family favourite for all.
What more can I say, I got engaged in the Grampians! Can’t beat that.
It is relaxing and has a beautiful serene landscape. this place is perfect for a hardworking person to kick back and relax.
i’ve been 6 times over the past 35 years the first time being on primary school holidays and the last time in april this year with my kiwi man and his visiting daughter. i never tire of the pinnicle walk thru the grand canyon although i think it has got longer and steeper over the years. peter and greer were equally impressed, it is a truely beautiful, tranquil and fasinating place.
This is where my wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We spent a beautiful weekend, wining, dining ,bushwalking and enjoying each others company and the wonderful surroundings.
There is so much to see and do in the Grampians and because I only live 45 minutes away it is easy to head there for the weekend and either relax or enjoy the many various walks or go for a run. You can either stay in one of the many outstanding homes available for hire or experience the caravan park and pitch a tent or stay in one of their onsite cabins. It’s a great place to get away for all the hussle and bussle of everyday life.
The very magic that is nature. A place that has something for everyone.
The scenery is incredible with nature literally taking your breath away. You are never tired of view and it is a place to visit again and again.
simply the best place for hiking , lots of not too diffcult walks for the family with acess to a diverse range of day drives such as port fairy and the coast to the inland . such a central base for a holiday can provide something different for each day of a stay.
The Grampians is a magnificent place. The walks through the park vary, so it is never boring. The towns nearby provide other options. The peace and serenity is just the best, which leads to you being relaxed and stress-free.
We NEVER tire of visiting the Grampians. It is always on our list of places to visit when we have overseas visitors. It doesn’t matter which season to travel in as there is always so much to see and do. And we’ll always discover new areas we havn’t seen before.
My Grandfather owns a farm right at the foot of these gorgeous mountains and I never get tired of walking through them or even just gazing from a distance!
The Grampians have always been a place for my wife ,myself and the kids to relax and unwind and now that the kids have grown up, left to live their own lives and my wife is no longer with me I still enjoy the peace and tranquility in the Van when my new partner and I can getaway.
Always a great place to go in winter and summer and it is I think the most beautifull place.
Absolutely loved the beautiful walks.
australia at it,s best naturally
Nature at its best - it has everything you could wish for.
Spectacular views, magnificient flora and fauna.
Great place to relax and unwind.
As it is so fantastic that is where I am going for my birthday this year - almost makes on “want” a birthday.
Being so close to nature and the wildlife is unbelievable until you are at the Grampians. The childrens faces just light up when the kangaroos come up so close to feed, even the deers who are not shy at all. Its a must for all the family, children and adults alike. We go every year without fail and we never say how bored we are.
The grampians are such a unique and fascinating region of the world. The ecology of the area makes it a wonderful place to visit and their is always something for people of all age groups and interests. I just love the adventure activities and i know that my students always enjoy the camps that i take them on to the region.
The drive from Melbourne to the Grampians is itself a relaxing experience and at the end when those beautiful mountains come into view, the whole body relaxes and the worries of the world disappear,
it is spectacular, beautiful in spring. My children loved the walks the panorama and the different natural activities that can be enjoyed . A natural theme park
we took our kids there and walked to the pinnicle from the caravan park and it was one of the best family days that we had
thousands of people visit the Grampians every year due to its size you can explore in isolation and imagine yourself being the first to explore this wonderfull region or explore in a group there are so many things to see & plenty of wildlife spectacular scenery
I just love the Grampians or Geriwald and we visit regularly. The natural attractions, the fauna and flora, the Aboriginal caves and shelters. The majesty of the rocks. The fabulous tracks to explore. The views and horizons. The smell of fresh unpoluted air, and the quiet of the bush. Whether we camp or cabin. Nature is at its strongest here in the Grampians. Its a very spiritual and peaceful place, but it always surprises too!
The Grampians are a wonderful place to explore in all seasons. The rocks are eerily beautiful in the winter as the water runs off them and the power of the waterfalls is spectacular. In spring/summer the wildflowers are sensational. The scenery changes from season to season and eash trip to the Grampians you see and learn something new and unique about the environment.
The Grampians has a huge variety of well established tracks - short walks or long walks - suitable for all ages, providing safe, magic and tranquil bush experiences, re-discovering features like the ‘elephant hide’ and McKenzie Falls. Great achievable adventures, with Hall’s Gap providing a family-friendly ‘hub’ for resting before and after: campers and day-trippers a-like.
We had a wonderful family holiday in the Grampians a few years ago and were lucky enough to coincide with the food and wine festival at Hall’s Gap.
Our experience had something for everyone - adventure walks for the children where they sighted kangaroos, terrific food and wine for the adults, and a romantic evening toasting marshmallows in a warm wood fire.
The Grampians are a great place to chill out, explore, step back in time - like millions of years - commune with nature and enjoy food, wine and friendship.
Halls Gap has everything for a resting time or energetic time. There is definitely something in the air there, that makes you feel good. You can stroll around and just admire the wonders of the Australian bush, or you can put the effort in and do the walks. A short drive to Zumsteins to look at and feed the Kangaroos. Or go up to McKenzie Falls for a spectacular experience. Take your lunch and a few drinks with you and sit and admire the beautiful falls. No matter what time of year you go to Halls Gap it is always beautiful. October has the wild flowers display. I just love the place and try to visit it as much as I can. I never tire of it, as it is always inviting. And somehow manages to look a bit different each time you go. MAKE THE EFFORT TO GO, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!
When we went there i loved the shopping, the animal farm and also the miniture golf. just being out in the fresh air is lovely. its a great getaway from home. everyone is really friendly and its just a great place to be. the pub is really good for the food too.
Best bakehouse pies, breath-taking (literally!) walks, a-la-natural camping and animals galore!
Not only is the Grampians a great place for families to visit it’s ever changing scenery keeps us coming back every year.
The Grampians, such a great place to visit, spectacular scenery, wild life everywhere and walks galore. We had a great stay at Halls Gap and already planning ouir next trip.
Spectacular views and widlife. We enjoyed kanagaroos outside out front door…. Great place.
my favourite victorian holiday destinationare the Grampians.The hills,views,vine yards andfine accomadation are great.
I went to the Grampians for a school camp, and I honestly believe it was the best camp EVER, I conquered my fears of highs, when I went absailing, and got to go rock climbing for the very first time, the scenery is the best. The bush walks are awesome and unforgettable. I believe it is the best place in Victoria, with fresh air, some of the best rock climbing places in the world. Not one girl in our class complained about the bush walks, because they all loved it. It will certainly not be an experience I forget anytime soon.
You can’t describe the Grampians in one word, because it is such a wonderful place, but if I had to, it would be UNFORGETTABLE.
The Grampians is a beautiful part of Victoria, and I have found it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, it is always at its best. A holiday in the area involves plenty of physical activity in the pursuit of its highlights, but is restfully well away from bustling cities.
The Grampians offers so much in the way of its beauty, relaxation and views. There is something for everyone in the family and no reason for anyone to be bored…Wow what a place.
The Grampians National Park is the perfect getaway at anytime of the year as there is always something to see and do.
I chose the grampians for my vote as I find it a relaxing tranquill place to visit. That and it brings back memories of my honey moon 9 years ago. It has it all, adventure if you choose as well as breath taking scenery. I love love love the grampians.
A brilliant, tranquil and beautiful environment, scenic, fresh and back to nature type of place. Thoroughly enjoyable getting back to nature and the environment, lots of bushwalking followed up by some good old country food and hospitality.
Autumn walks along rocky rambling trails, it’s not just a visual beauty, there’s sound and yet stillness in the air.
A great place to chill out and relax, with stunning scenery, walks, waterfalls, and wildlife.
If you want a place to relax with the kids or by yourself or with partner this is it. Walk the bush, fish the streams for trout, camping, cabins. Eat at the pub, it got the lot
We always start out trip by visiting Halls Gap for a waffle ice cream and then go on to walk up some of those wonderful tracks that disappear into the valleys below with little trickles of water appearing here and there. Walking over rocks, through fern edged tracks with beautiful Australian gums surrounding and growing up into the sky above. Then there’s the Alice in Wonderland walk that takes you out into such a varied landscape including the cliff tops where you look over the valley of farming land further west of Halls Gap. The wonders of the Grampians National Park continue as you drive up to Zumsteins where the kangaroo population have been fed by visitors for years and campers can stay in the caravan park. The deer that roam the Park make it interesting as well.
On one of our family trips 3 of our group came around the bend and there in front of them was a beautiful black sleek panther minding it’s own business. When it realised someone was watching it it moved off into the bushes, not seen again.
Yes the Grampians National Park is for everyone and at Lake Fyans there is a great place to hold a weekend camp or party so you can be right amongst the quiet, still, beauty.
serene, green and clean
The grampians have been a second home to me in more ways than I could list.
I was born in Hamilton and there for, weekend trips to the Grampians with the family were a regular occurance.
My family and I moved to Geelong when I was only 4. But we frequently visited the Grampians on regular family camping trips. My first encouter with a leech was at Jimmy’s Creek, Now that is an experience I shall NEVER forget.
As I grew into my adulthood, I found myself introducing friends to the wonderful world of the Grampians. And I still continue to do so. Only last year I organised a girls weekend away to a beautiful cabin in Halls Gap and all had a wonderful time.
When ever I feel down or need to be grounded. Or just reminded how beautiful our counrty is, I take a trip to the Grampians. I often find myself sitting at the side walk cafe sipping on a coffee and munching on a muffin. Whilst enjoying the show the birdlife puts on for me.
I just spent last weekend at the Grampians. This was my first time there. We stayed in a log cabin with an open fire and were surrounded by bush. I love the big old gum trees and the forest setting. I have come back to Warrnambool and definitely want to convert to wood heating in our lounge room because we have a stone fireplace. It won’t be the same as the Grampians though as we have no monster gum trees here. I miss the bush & next time hope to do a bush hike as my son & I enjoying exploring!
Peace, quiet and relaxation!!!!
Rugged scenery but oh so spectacular!!!
And the Halls Gap ice-cream shop - a treat not to be missed, well worth the 200km drive!!!
The Grampians is a great family destination. We love eating a picnic lunch with the kangaroos at Zumpsteins, or at the bottom of McZenzie Falls or on top of Hollow Mountain and finishing it off with an icecream at Halls Gap.
So much for everyone in the Grampians! From scenic driving to bush walking; from aboriginal culture to wineries… beautiful range of accommodation to suit every budget and scenery to die for! What more could you ask for?
A magical place for the whole Family. Some thing for every one to do from the elderly to the smallest in your Family. Great Water Falls, hard to easy walks, fabulous views and great places to stay.
The most magical place I have ever been to. You can drive through from Halls Gap to Dunkeld and see so many different types of landscapes. I think McKenzies Falls are fantastic. The way the Grampians have come back since the Wildfire, is simply amazing. There are just soo many things to see and do……..just love it here, thats why we moved here.
Spectacular views and one of my childhood haunts. On many interstate holidays I often come home via this area and enjoy the historic wineries at Great Western and Bests in particular.
The Grampians National Park is a example of our natural country at its best. A mix of spectacular mountains, native forests, native animals and birds, rivers and a strong Indigenous culture.
The Grampians, spectacular scenic lookouts. heaps of bushwalks you can do.
A place where you can get back to nature.
The wonderfull waterfalls, this place has it all
Grampians bring back the memories of numerous visits with all my relatives and friends in the past. This place has splendour and peace.
McKenzie falls are great….
Just a best place to go and not too far from Melb.
The Grampians, a breath of fresh air just around the corner; combines pristine natural bush with magnificant mountains which can be enjoyed from the luxoury of 5 star accommodation retreats or simple campsites both on foot with simple short walks or strenuous hikes or whilst clambering up rock faces for those that love adventouroud challenges. A great selection of eating options including wines and produce from the area - there is something to suit all of us, folks with families, young couples and retirees - and best of all plenty of spaciousness so that one always returns refreshed and recharged for those daily demands we all face. The regeneration after the 2005/6 fires is fascinating and can perhaps be an inspiration to us all.
this place is one of natures wonders,we always stay at the grandview guest house where the food is as good as the wonderful views from the dinning room.the best thing about the grampians is that no matter how many times you go there there is always something to see,the light show on the rocky cliffs changes with the seasons,the walks with the sounds of birds singing. i myself have difficulty in walking,but i manage to walk most of the tracks (and loving it) this makes it a family friendly place where old and young alike can enjoy all the wonders of nature.we will be back again and again.
I had a three day adventure in the grampians and had the best time ever. I stayed at the BLAZE ROCK RETREAT and it was the most gorgeous stay ever, they provided the best customer service and made my partner and I feel so welcome. We loved the accomodation and the beautiful body treatments and the spa/sauna. We also had the most lovely dinner at the Kookaburra resturant, it turned out to be the best meal I have ever had. I really enjoyed the walking tracks and the waterfalls etc. I would recommend the BLAZE ROCK RETREAT as being the most romantic place I have ever come across.
Fortunately experienced each of the options but would have to say the Grampians because i have explored the area since I was a kid. Staying at the Zumpstiens with family and friends every second year, I have speant many hours walking the tracks, climbing rocks, swimming in the creeks, horse riding and alot more. Great memories!
I have always been an active person and love the outdoors. The Grampians are one of my most loved destinations.
It is a place i visit to not only explore the nature but also explore my inner self. The atmosphere allows for some ‘me’ time and allows me to connect with the nature and reflect on life’s simple things, the simple things we often forget.
For me, the Grampians are my escapism.
The Grampians is a truly spiritual place to visit. these lovely mountains just appear out of the plains around are just beautiful. The birds, trees, flowers and animals are just wonderful. A magnificent place to visit to rejuvinate.
Experiencing the wondrous scenery and native flora and fauna at any time of year is always special in the Grampians.Taking either a short or long break, the Grampians always revives your spirits with it natural landscapes to explore. A favorite destination for our family.
I think the Grampians is one of the most spectacular places in Australia. The rugged mountain views, the profusion of wildlife and the amazing diversity of vegetation there is something for everyone. Whether you are a keen rock-climber, bush walker, 4WD enthusiast, fisherman or just looking for a relaxing time among magnificent surroundings the Grampians has it all.
The Grampians has an extensive range of accommodation from 5 star luxury to comfortable and scenic campgrounds to suit all tastes.
We make our annual trip to the Grampians every Easter and have done so for the last 10 years or so. There is always something to see, do or explore. We love the closeness of the wildlife, the walks, waterfalls, wineries and the warmth of the Grampians community. Every year we look forward to our trip more and more, an opportunity to explore nature’s best and spend precious time with our family and friends.
It was a very romantic place. The air was clean and the mountain ranges breath taking. We arrived at night and the view from our cabin window in the morning was incredible, it was like the mountains had sprung up overnight.
The Grampians had alot to offer, several bushwalk paths, beautiful scenery, ability to get in touch with nature, in a huge bushland area.
The Grampians and surrounding townships offer different types of accommodation.
I experienced staying at a homestead on a bit of acreage that had a beautiful open fireplace.
I would recommend this type of accommodation to anyone who would like to experience something different.
I saw the most awesome sunrise from Baroka Lookout on a morning that Halls Gap and the Grampians were under a cloud of fog. The gorgeous rich orange colours could match anything seen in the NT. MacKenzie Falls was breathtaking. A certain contender for the best 101 must do things in Victoria. Unforgetable experience!
I Have been visiting the Grampians since I went to church camps there as a child and have fond memories of hiking and climbing. Now my adult kids take themselves and their kids there and have a fantastic time. The food and wine is exceptional and the scenery beautiful.
My whole family really enjoy the Grampians experience. We only go every two or three years for one or two weeks but it is always wonderful. It is one place where you can really relax and do as much or as little as you like and feel good about your choice.
We love this place. We are adventurous bushwalkers and have been exploring The Grampians for years and have still not completed everything. It is wonderful for a romantic getaway in Winter too - warm cosy fires, wildlife outside the window - perfection!
Wow, what a place! Everything is at your doorstep and caters for all fitness levels. The beauty of the grampians would be hard to beat. The town of Halls Gap is nestled snugly in the mountains and every where you look is breathtaking. I would highly recommend this to anyone..
Our weekend family destination when I was a young Hamilton lad in the late 60’s,, Fyans Creek our first home for my wife-to-be and me in the late 70’s when I worked in Stawell. Always a camping holiday there for my own growing family in the 80’s. We had time to explore it all over those years. Of course I have to give it 5 stars.
We have just returned from 5 days in The Grampians. They are in the process of recovering well after the devastating bush fires in 2006. The Grampians are absolutely beautiful and show an immense diversity of flora and fauna. The various lookouts offer views rarely seen outside this area. There are many walks, which can get you deep into nature within literally a few minutes after leaving your car. A particular highlight was Mt William, which is the highest mountain of The Grampians. We started the drive under heavy cloud cover, then drove into thick fog only to emerge into brilliant sunshine and blue skies about three quarters of the way up. It was a profound experience to see the various summits rising out of the fog. They were like islands in a sea of ice. I gave the motel owner some photos of this phenomenon and gave him permission to use them for his own purposes. The locals are very friendly and we intend to be back again. We experienced profound peace in The Grampians, which we have not experienced elsewhere.
What can I say. Words are inadequate. Flora, fauna, surreal views & Koori culture. Something for everyone
What better place to enjoy the outdoors and learn about aboriginal culture through the sacred sites and rock painting
We really enjoyed the magnificent mountains all around us, and that every walk we did had different all as spectaular.
There is such a variety of things to see and do in the Grampians- wonderful scenery, exhilarating walks, wildlife and wildflowers. We have stayed there numerous times over the last 40 years and we still like to visit.
As an inbound tourguide, I get lots of disappointed overseas pax as they see none of the wildlife they expect to see everywhere. But taking them to the Grampians is a delight for them as they see loads. That, combined with the most magic views makes it a very special place.
Because it’s peaceful, beautiful countryside, wildlife in the area (kangaroos on the golf course), it’s all about nature!
As frequent visitors to The Grampians, we love the tranquility of the ranges. Our grandchildren are excited by the wildlife that are in abundance at our back door. It’s hard to imagine a more pleasant experience than walking through the bush, smelling the wildflowers or gums and listening to the sounds of the native fauna. After a hectic week at work, you find yourself relaxing as you drive towards the majestic ranges of The Grampians and anticipate a sense of a world away from the hustle and bustle. Our weekends away at The Grampians are treasured times.
Pure nature with clear sounds and sightings and also family friendly
The smell of gum leaves, the amazing flora & fauna, the captivating walks,the cultural history, the happy people, the great food and the timeless, majestic mountain towers against clear blue skies all make for a getaway package beyond your wildest dreams.
I love the Grampians. We have been staying there as campers in the bush, walkers, campers in the caravan parks and visitors in rental accommodation. Every experience has been great in different ways and now our children are visitors by themselves as well.
The Grampians have it all…natural beauty, history, adventure and not to mention great food & accommodation! The complete package. Just magic!
I first visited Halls Gap with a school mate and his family when I was 11 years old. I am now 50 and have lost count on the number of times I have been to this wonderful area since. It is a truly world class tourist attraction with all manner of accommodation options and very friendly locals. As Molly would say “do yourself a favour” if you haven’t been to the Grampians. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
You don’t need to climb the mountains for the views, looking up over the extensive rock formations of the mountains is amazing in itself. The waterfalls are wonderful as are the breathtaking lookouts. Time seems to stop while your are looking out over the ranges.
Challenging walks to maintain fitness in magnificent surrounds, back to nature in a quiet and relaxing environment, ample accommodation, reasonably priced, to choose from, and a great minigolf park.
The rock formations combined with bushfire re-growth make a (hopefully) once in a lifetime sensory experience.
The re-growth is a clear green and clinging to the trunks of the trees and less foliage means more rock formations visible. Mt William view is spectacular since the bushfires. The elegant “grass tree” plants flourishing after the fires are not to be missed.
I am a born and bred St Kilda girl who was inticed to the Grampians 4 years ago. I found excellent employment when I arrived and despite changing careers have maintained constant employment and job satisfaction. The Grampians is OUR home having built here with my fiance. We are now a family and enjoy waking up everyday to spectacular views out our bedroom window. I thought I would miss my friends and family, but they love to visit us as much as possible.
I’m one of the lucky ones living the dream.
One of the most wonderful places I have visited in the world. Purely spectacular natural beauty. A place where time stood still.
An exciting and adventurous location, natural beauty and spectacular scenery. A lifetime of fond memories, an experience not to be missed.
Beautiful and majestic. Wonderful place for family holidays and romantic getaways. Spectacular scenery now with the regrowth of the area following the 2006 Bushfires.
The Mountains have an energy all of their own. The best place to come to rest, relax & recharge your self.
Spectacular views and a multitude of walks for all levels of fitness, it would take months to do them all, and wildflowers and wildlife abound all year round.
Awsome walks that challenge any keen hiker. Fantastic scenery and plenty of wildlife to admire.
Exploring the Grampians is like exploring another world. True wilderness, wildlife, clean air and nature. I prefer heading to the Southern part where you can easily access Dunkeld for great food and wine at the Royal Mail Hotel.
WE had school holidays with cousins who lived near the Grampians. Driving up the Western Highway I still get the same thrill when I first catch sight of them. I’ve travelled all over the world and there is nothing like their unique uplifted grandeur. Waking up on a foggy winter’s morning in Hall’s Gap surrounded by mountains and hearing the cockatoos screeching their way down the valley is priceless.
Coolas Icecreamery has the best best icecream in the world.Gramps have the best walks in Victoria, beautiful views, perfect to just sit and relax.A great family holiday destination.
The Grampians is best described as - MAGNIFICENT, MAGIC, PEASEFULL , SPIRITURAL and RELAXING. The views of the mountain ranges are great with the colours of the escarpments changing at various times of the day. Enjoy the wildlife,walks and the ever inspiring lookouts.
Where else but the Grampians would you find over 450 separate climbing cliffs?. There is superb accommodation to suit everyone, from delightful camping sites to 5 star spa resorts. It’s been my favourite region since first visiting 34 years ago.
The Grampians region is really beautiful. We love to go for walks and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and fresh forest air. Scenery is fantastic great photo opportunities . There’s heaps to do and lots of towns around the area close by to visit and go shopping. Accommodation is cheaper than most other tourist areas which is a bonus. It’s a short drive from Melbourne and it doesn’t feel like you’ve been travelling all day to get there. Highly recommend!
My family and I love the Gramps. It’s not so commercialised as say coastal areas, so easy to get to and around. Perfect for a simple, easy family holiday breaks. My kids love the wildlife park & one of the best mini golf places I have ever seen. We pack their bikes and they can ride on a special pathway.
Only one way to describe the Grampians… MAGIC! Some off the best walks in Victoria, rugged rocky peaks, majestic waterfalls & abundant wildlife. So much to do, yet so relaxing.
The sheer grandeur and extent of the Grampians is magnificent. There is a lifetime of walks in this National Park that is exhilarating at any time of the year. Combined with the annual festivals at Halls Gap that cover music, wine and food, theatre, film etc this part of the State is a “must see and experience” for all.
Always a favourite for me. We spent so many school holidays there and never tired of the place. There was/is always something to do and once your there you don’t need to travel, it’s all at your front door.
The Grampians hold s a special place for me, for 13 years our family spent Christmas Holidays there when we were growing up.
It still holds the same magic now as it did then, always something new to see and discover; and also return to old favourites.