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Grampians National Park

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Our most recommended Grampians National Park Outdoor Activities

Grampians National Park: Canoeing Experience

1. Grampians National Park: Canoeing Experience

Canoeing can give you the chance to relax and unwind surrounded by striking natural landscapes. Following a safety briefing, qualified guides will introduce you to the techniques needed to manoeuvre successfully around the lake. Your experience will combine interesting scenery with the chance to encounter local wildlife. The guides will also share stories and impart knowledge about the area. These sessions are great for any ability or age.

From Melbourne: 2-Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Escape

2. From Melbourne: 2-Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Escape

Day 1 - (L) Say goodbye to Melbourne for the next 2 days as you drive over the Westgate Bridge to the Great Ocean Road. Begin where the builders started construction in 1919, and wind your way along this iconic road with spectacular views the entire journey. Stop for morning tea shortly after you join the road before making your way to Memorial Arch (The Great Ocean Road Sign) for a cheeky snap underneath. Continue to wind along through several seaside townships along the way. Along this stretch, your guide will get you out of the bus and help you spot wild koalas and native bird life among the trees, before stopping for lunch in the town of Apollo Bay with time to relax on the main beach, or try out some super flavors of ice-cream! After lunch the road leaves the coastline, then you're immersed in the ancient Otway rainforest. Breath in the crisp fresh air as your guide takes you on a guided walk through this magical wonderland. A little further along the road, you'll meet the ocean again on the Shipwreck Coast.  Marvel at the limestone monoliths known as the 12 Apostles and the rugged coastline that formed them. Hear the story of Loch Ard, and step down into this remote and isolated beach gorge that's been carved over one hundred years of erosion. A little further down the coast you will see the remains of London Bridge before driving into the heart of the Grampians National Park for your night's accommodation. Day 2 - (B) Wake up in the quaint town of Halls Gap to bounding kangaroos, and laughing kookaburras along with the calls of magpies and currawongs. Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before driving into the mountain ranges that form this spectacular national park. Be captured with panoramic vistas at every possible view point starting with Borkoa. Lookout as you look over the western plains of Victoria and down on your night's accommodation. Make your way to the geological icon of the Balconies for views into the Victoria Valley and to the most southern tip of the park. Walk down a series of over 250 stairs to the base of the majestic Mackenzie falls before learning about the rich Aboriginal culture of the Grampians (Gariwerd) at Brambuk Cultural Center. After stopping for lunch in Halls Gap, begin the journey back to Melbourne for a late afternoon arrival.

The Grampians Day Tour

3. The Grampians Day Tour

Embark on your first hike of the day, a 4.2km return hike that weaves through fascinating rock formations, including the Grand Canyon and Silent Street. You will arrive at the Pinnacle, one of the most iconic destinations in the park. This famous jagged cliff face is quite the site and there will be plenty of time to soak up the views and capture some amazing photos. You will return to refuel with a healthy and filling lunch before heading off to Mackenzie Falls. It’s a steep 2km trail but you will be rewarded with of one of Victoria’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls. Your next stop is the picturesque Boroka Lookout before you return to the delightful tourist village of Halls Gap where your guide will reveal one of the local kangaroo’s favourite hangout spots.

Grampians National Park: Rock Climbing Adventure

4. Grampians National Park: Rock Climbing Adventure

Challenge yourself and enjoy the unique landscapes that Grampians National Park has to offer. Gariwerd rock is full of 'crags' and provides suitable rock climbing options for all ages and levels of experience. Upon assessing your ability and experience, one of the local partner's experienced climbing guides will select a site suited to your skills and the experience you're after.  After a thorough safety briefing, you can then take to the walls and the vertical realm. These sessions are great for any ability or age, and you can feel free to go at your own pace. 

Grampians National Park: Half-Day Abseiling Adventure

5. Grampians National Park: Half-Day Abseiling Adventure

Abseiling is a great adventure that is open and adaptable to anyone. If you are scared of heights don't worry, as the experienced guides will make you feel as comfortable as possible. You will learn to trust the guides and the equipment, leaning back over the edge and letting gravity do its work.  A range of abseils are available depending on the age, experience and desired challenge. Lengths range from 8 to 30 meters, so there's something for everyone.  The local partner prides themselves on their ability to adapt and deliver a great experience for anyone who is willing.

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What people are saying about Grampians National Park

Jared was an amazing guide for us. His understanding of canoeing, wildlife, birds, local knowledge the whole Grampians and Hall's Gap area was fantastic. His patience with the group in skill difference is second to none, while he also tailored the tour direction based on his people skills. A superb tour. 10/10 would do it again. Thank you!

Our guide Darren was very entertaining and good . He also brought the group together well and we bonded nicely . Definitely lots of good memories !!

Adrian took us on a wonderful trip around the lake. He was extremely knowledgeable, approachable and engaging.

Amazing day! Patrick was such a fun guide, very helpful and had a lot of knowledgeable information.

most comfortable vehicle. Very knowledgeable guide. visited 3 diverse attractions with hiking