Melbourne things to do – Grampians National Park – 1 day
Price – $ 85 pp up to 24 (or $ 590 per a car – up to 7 people)
Grampians National Park is located in 250 km from Melbourne City. Around 3.5 hours drive. The area covers 167,219 ha. The main picks were formed around 380 million years ago.
The Grampians combines a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges. There are many tourists’ lookouts with spectacular views. Many scenic walking paths vary from easy to difficult. The forests are rich in wildlife. Kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dears, rabbits, foxes and many others. Main town is Halls Gap. Population 613 people.
Due to strong bushfire in early 2014, some popular rock climbing areas are still closed to tours providing the chance for ecological recovery. However all main tourists’ attractions are opened.
What to do and see. Grampians National Park
- MacKenzie Falls. MacKenzie Falls Lookout. Bluff Lookout. Easy 1.9 km return. Kangaroo Tail plants. MacKenzie Falls walk. Down to the base of the Falls. Medium – 2 km return.
- Reeds Lookout. Easy/medium walk 100 m return. Scenic views. Victoria Valley. Lake Wartook. The Mt Difficult Range. Victoria Range. Serra Range.
- The Balconies. Jaws of death. Easy walk 2 km return. Scenic views over the Victoria Valley and Grampians National Park.
- Wonderland in Grampians. Grand Canyon loop walk. 3 min drive from Halls Gap. Easy/medium 900 m. Scenic views. Large rocks. Attractive for families with kids.
- Boroka lookout. Spectacular views. Wonderland Range. Mt William Range. Fyans Valley. Halls Gap. Lake Bellfield. Farm plains to the east of the Grampians.
- Bambruk. The National and Cultural Centre. Aboriginal history and culture. Training to launch boomerangs. Language of aboriginal paintings. Easy walks around the Centre. Souvenir shop. Cafe. Information about Grampians National Park.
- Visit Halls Gap Zoo. Wildlife tour in Halls Gap. It is the largest regional zoo in Victoria. There are 160 species of native and exotic animals in the park.