Best things to do in the Grampians
The Grampians is known for its stunning scenery, so naturally many of the best attractions and experiences are in the great outdoors. Start planning your trip to the Grampians with Adrenaline…
One of the best things to do in the Grampians is exploring the many trails and viewpoints. There are walking routes to suit hikers of all ability levels, as well as some easy to access scenic lookouts, perfect for those who’d rather take in some incredible views without the need for a long walk.
There’s also plenty to keep you entertained when you’re not exploring the great outdoors of the Grampian region, including museums, art galleries and cellar doors. Popular spots include the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre and Brambuk Cultural Centre, which both offer a fascinating insight into the area’s history, as well as the people who lived here.
The Grampians National Park full day tour, departing from Melbourne, starts at the latter, taking in hidden gems and must-see spots. Get a glorious view from Boroka Lookout, see the incredible platform rock formations known as the Balconies (aka the Jaws of Death), take some souvenir snaps to show your loved ones at MacKenzie Falls and enjoy lunch at Halls Gap. Sounds like a good day out to us!
If you’re keen to get a taster of some of the best Grampians trails and walks, go for the day tour with hiking. With an early morning start in Melbourne you’ll make the day trip to the Grampians and take on two moderate-to-challenging hikes during a fun day of exploring.
Adventure lovers able to make their own way to the Grampians can get a little more hands on! Forget just admiring the cliffs and rock formations from afar, hop on an abseiling adventure and see them from a whole new angle.
With so many cliff faces to choose from, there’s room for absolute beginners and those with previous abseiling experience too. The expert abseiling guides are on-hand to kit you out and match you up with a wall that’ll get your adrenaline pumping.
Or how about rock climbing in the Grampians? The natural landscape has climbs suitable for all ability levels, so let the guides lead the way to the best spots and get you up and running. You know the views from the top and sense of achievement afterwards will make it all worthwhile.
How far is the Grampians from Melbourne?
The Grampians is around a three-hour drive by car from Melbourne. Those heading to Halls Gap will need to travel around 250km by road from the Victorian state capital. It makes it a great destination for a short break from Melbourne and is well worth visitors adding to your Melbourne itinerary if you have time to spare.
How far is it from Warrnambool to Grampians National Park?
Heading to the Grampians from Warrnambool at the western end of the Great Ocean Road? It’s a 159km road journey north and takes around two hours, making it a good option for those of you keen to extend your Great Ocean Road road trip.
How long to the Grampians from Adelaide?
By car the journey from Adelaide to the Grampians should take less than six hours and is around 500km.
Where to stay in the Grampians
Visitors looking for accommodation in the Grampians will find a range of bush campsites, plus hotels, retreats, motels and B&Bs in locations like Halls Gap and Great Western.
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