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The Grampians are one of the most awe-inspiring natural habitats on earth.
The perfect region to go wild and get your adventure boots dirty.
Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and stunning mountain panoramas.
The entire region is Heritage-listed for its animal and plant life, Aboriginal heritage and stunning natural beauty.
The abundant native wildlife includes kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas plus a huge array of native birds.
The best way to appreciate this stunningly beautiful landscape is by venturing out on one of the many world-class walks or hikes on offer, or just hop in the car and take a scenic drive.
Traditionally known as Gariwerd, this region is home to the largest number of significant and ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings and shelters in southern Australia. A visit to Brambuk – The National Park & Cultural Centre will help you get the most out of your trip to these rock shelters.
The Grampians draws walkers from around the world. Climb to the highest peak within the Grampians, Mount William, or explore the plethora of walks around Halls Gap and the Wonderland Range.
Apart from hiking around this spectacular area, there are a number of more relaxing pursuits to enjoy whilst visiting the Grampians. How about trying some fishing, canoeing or kayaking at one of the many lakes or streams in the region?
For the foodies out there, the ‘Gastronomic Grampians’ will more than satisfy your hunger! From 5-star dining to cosy cafes, from farm gate producers to fantastic farmers markets, you would be hard pressed to find a more fabulous foodie region.
HALLS GAP ZOO
The Grampians National Park is an absolute hiker's dream.
With numerous options for all levels of fitness and all areas of interest, you will definitely find whatever it is you are looking for!
Waterfalls, Rugged peaks, lookouts, wildflowers and wildlife are all covered.
To get you started, here are the Top 10 hikes in the region
For the absolute adventurer the soon to be opened 160km, 13-day Grampians Peak Trail is being touted as one of the World's Great Walks.
This amazing zoo featuring over 160 species of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds is only a 6 min drive from the Wild Life Cabins.
The Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria's largest regional zoo, and it is right on your doorstep.
The Zoo offers some unforgettable animal encounters where you can get behind the scenes and meet your favourite animals including cheetahs, dingoes, meerkats, red pandas and even a giraffe or two!
LAKES & WATERWAYS
The Grampians has slowly but surely become a fantastic foodie destination, with some even calling it the "Gastronomic Grampians".
With local artisans dotted throughout the region producing olives, free-range eggs, organic vegetables, specialist meat, sheep's milk yoghurt and even pink salt, a foraging road trip is a must.
With this vast abundance of fresh choices on offer, local chefs are thriving and creating some amazing mouth-watering dishes.
So, whether gathering your own produce and then enjoying a fun cook up, or visiting one of the many local eateries, your taste buds won't be disappointed with this adventure.
The Grampians is home to some of the most beautiful and serene lakes including Lake Bellfield, Lake Fyans and Lake Wartook.
If you are feeling adventurous, kayaking is a popular and fun activity for the whole family.
If you are holidaying here in Summer, one of the most refreshing ways to spend your day is swimming and picnicking along the banks of Lake Fyans.
Did you also know that the lakes and waterways around this region are well-stocked fishing grounds that boast large populations of Trout and Redfin? Why not try your hand at some relaxing fly-fishing.
art & CULTURE
Did you know that the Grampians wine region is home to some of the world's oldest vines?
It is also home to the longest underground cellar in the Southern Hemisphere, which was first excavated in 1868.
The Grampians Wine, Food & Music Festival is definitely an event not to be missed.
One of the little-known facts about the Grampians is that it is home to the largest number of Indigenous rock art sites in Southern Australia, and home to over 80% of Victoria's rock art sites. A great place to visit and learn about this amazing culture and history is at Brambuk in Halls Gap.
The Grampians is proud to be the home to so many amazing modern artists and has been an inspiration to numerous others. Currently under development is a wildlife art precinct WAMA where art meets nature. This world-class gallery is well on the way to being a must-visit destination.