The Grampians Holidays Guide
Discover the grand mountain ranges and spectacular forests of the Grampians region, three hours north-west of Melbourne on a self-drive or guided tour. Nature is the star of the show here, with an abundance of outdoor activities for the whole family. The Grampians National Park is a wildlife wonderland home to kangaroos, wallabies, emus, koalas and parrots. Bush-walking is the best way to explore the fascinating scenery of the region, and there are trails ranging from sedate strolls to challenging hikes.
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The Grampians is famous for its spectacular lookouts: amongst these are Brooka and Reed's Lookout, with breathtaking views of McKenzie Falls, and The Balconies, famous for it's 'Jaws of Death' rock formation. Or learn about Aboriginal culture and 'bush-tucker' with the local Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung tribes. There are over 100 Aboriginal rock art sites to visit or see impressive displays at the National Park Cultural Centre at Brambuk.
The crystal clear lakes and streams of the region are the ideal setting for canoeing and kayaking, with boat hire and tours available from the region's main town Halls Gap. Or try a spot of fishing in the popular lakes of Rocklands, Reservoir and Lake Wartook. 4WD tours are available to help you get into the heart of this vast wilderness area, or for the more adventurous try rock climbing and abseiling. The region also has many first-class golf courses, the most popular located in Ararat, Stawell and Horsham. Food and wine lovers won't be disappointed either, as the Grampians region offers a wide assortment of quality produce, including olives, yoghurt, berries, venison and honey. The Grampians is also home to one of the Australia's most historic wine regions which produces good-quality sparkling and cool-climate table wines.
Spring (September to November), is the best time to visit, when the bushland explodes with a profusion of wild-flowers. The annual Grampians Wild-flower Show is held in late September each year, with bus tours organised to the best flowering regions.
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Grampians accommodation centres around the mountain ranges, offering impressive views of the spectacular mountain landscapes. Options for all budgets are available, including 5-star resorts, friendly guest-houses and B&Bs, caravan parks and camp grounds located in tranquil bush surrounds. The following The Grampians hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Victoria – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents: