Things to Do in Grampians
More than 400 million years ago, in the place known as Western Victoria, the earth rose up to form the mountains that the Kooris called Gariwerd, which is now known as the Grampians. Years of weather carved fantastic shapes into the ancient stone of the Grampians, creating steep craggy slopes and rock formations that thrust majestically upwards.
Inhale the air up in the Grampians and view the diverse natural attractions and learn about their history. Take a hike on the walking tracks, and experience the sights and sounds of wildlife, lookouts and waterfalls in breathtaking landscapes. Dine on gourmet food at restaurants with amazing views. Take in extraordinary art outdoors and indoors. There’s something for every kind of visitor to the Grampians.
Here are just a few things you can do:
Grampians Peaks Trail
A world-class long-distance walking trail that gives hikers the best of Grampians national park. The first stage of the 144 kilometre long trail is now open – a 33 kilometre loop walk that can be completed in over three days and two nights, and covers some of the Grampians most loved features.
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The most famous peak in the Grampians National Park, Pinnacle Lookout boasts spectacular views through the valley of the National Park. It is formed of irregular and fascinating rock formations for which the Grampians region is so well known.
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Mackenzie Falls flows year round and is one of Victoria’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. Fast flowing water cascades over huge cliffs into a deep pool, sending fine sprays of rainbow mist high into the air above a stunning gorge.
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Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Learn about the Grampians’ Aboriginal culture and history at Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Central. Surrounded by dramatic mountain views, spectacular waterfalls and wildflowers, the centre houses a Bushfoods café and a Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre. They also have Aboriginal culture tours showcasing the area’s famed rock art.
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Royal Mail Hotel
Luxury accommodation set in extensive Australian gardens, with stunning views of the Southern Grampians Ranges. The menu in the dining room features the highest quality, locally sourced produce and it changes with the seasons.
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A local treasure for over 50 years, Hamilton Gallery presents a range of exhibitions, programs and events that stimulate understanding, awareness and enjoyment of the visual arts. The gallery’s collection includes works by some of the greatest European, Asian and Australian masters. Silver, porcelain and glass from the beginning of the 18th century onward, Asian ceramics from the major dynasties, European and Australian prints, 18th century landscapes, Australian oil paintings and watercolours and fine international and Australian examples of 20th century decorative arts combine to form a collection of over 8,000 items.
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