The Grampians National Park (indigenous name: Gariwerd) is located just over 3 hours west of Melbourne and is known for its outstanding natural beauty and also contains some of the richest indigenous art sites in the South East of Australia.
Our top adventure ideas:
- Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre
- Rock Climbing & Abseiling
- Breathtaking Scenic Walks
- Take a Scenic Flight
- Canoeing on Lake Bellfield
- Enjoy Local Craft and Cuisine
Best time to visit The Grampians
The Grampians can really be enjoyed year-round. The temperatures do drop a fair bit in winter, however, we believe there is no such thing as bad weather - just bad preparation... Can you really beat sitting around a nice warm fire on a cold winter night?
Our price guide:
3 nights premium accommodation, and all the activities mentioned above (rock climbing and abseiling, canoeing, scenic flight and bushwalking track notes)
2 Adults: $2170 (twinshare)
1 adult, 1 child: $2095 (twinshare)
Family of 4: $3395
The Grampians - The Natural Environment
The Grampians is known for its rich and colourful spring wildflower bloom, best seen during October. Fields are abundant with Grampians Boronia, Blue Pin-cushion Lily, Grampians Parrot-pea, Grampians Thryptomene and a countless other flora. The park contains over 800 indigenous plant species. Over 40 of these, including the Grampians Gum and Grampians Parrot-pea, are found nowhere else in the world. Plant communities range from luxuriant fern gullies, to Stringybark forests and Red Gum woodlands in the Victoria Valley, to stunted heaths on the Major Mitchell Plateau.
Various bird species are abundant within the Grampians National Park. The low open shrubby woodlands in the park support many nectar-feeding birds, and the tall open forests are important for hollow-dependent species such as the Powerful Owl. Large populations of Emus are found throughout the lowland areas. Over 40 species of mammal have been recorded in the park. They include kangaroos, possums, gliders, echidnas and koalas. The park also supports populations of Red-necked Wallabies and Grey Kangaroos and a growing population of Black Wallabies.
The Grampians adventure
For us here at Branch Out, The Grampians is known as Victoria's adventure capital. Best of all, activities on offer cater to all ages and abilities. Some of our favourites:
- Rock Climbing and Abseiling: We climb with one of the best operators in the area, headed by Tori who's been a professional guide for over 17 years! Her team are super helpful and will ensure everyone has a great day, we've sent larger groups as well as parents with their kids and everyone always finishes up the day of climbing with a big smile on their face!
- Canoeing on Lake Bellfield
- A Scenic flight over The Grampians
- Bushwalking: The Grampians have some amazing trails which include overnight hikes, amazing lookouts, waterfalls and more. We can provide you with all the walking notes and information needed to get the most our of your visit.
How to get to The Grampians
The Grampians lie about 250km's North-West from Melbourne. You can experience the Grampians in a weekend, however, we recommend 4 days to really make the most of it!