The mountainous location of the Grampians, Victoria is more than just rocky ranges and hiking trails. Its natural beauty boasts a wide selection of adventures and experiences that will satiate all of your senses. If you are trying to decide what places and activities to add into your travel itinerary, then here are 10 of the best experiences in Grampians that you will want to include in your list.

 

1. MacKenzie Waterfalls

 

One of the most iconic attractions within Grampians National Park is MacKenzie Falls. It is also the largest waterfall in Victoria. This water feature has huge cliffs wherein water coming from Broken Falls cascades down year-round into a deep pool before it flows towards the MacKenzie River near the Fish Falls. Swimming is not permitted here but this location is perfect picnic spot. There is a walking track and a viewing platform over Broken Falls, offering a better view of this scenic area.

 

2. Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre

 

To make the most of your visit to the Grampians, you should definitely check out the Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre. This location offers both locals and tourists a wide array of activities that will immerse you into the aboriginal culture. Learn to play the didgeridoo, throw a boomerang, or join a guided walk to discover the diverse plants of Gariwerd and learn what their traditional indigenous uses are. You can also sign up for horse riding, fire ecology, and overnight hiking activities offered in the park.

 

 

 

3. Halls Gap Zoo

 

Visit Victoria’s largest regional zoo, which houses over 160 species of both exotic and native reptiles, mammals, and birds from all over the globe. The zoo takes pride in protecting a varied selection of animals on a 52-acre land, from meerkats, red pandas, bisons, cassowaries, and wallabies, to cheetahs, alligators, and more. They also offer a number of activities to let you have a closer encounter with the animals.

 

4. Venus Baths

 

Enjoy a peaceful and quiet walk starting from the center of Halls Gap towards the Botanic Gardens. With a flat, obstacle-free walking track, you and your friends or family can enjoy a scenic walk without getting too tired as you cross over Stony Creek. Venus Baths is a great place to enjoy splashing around during the hot spring days where the natural rockpool formations have clear and fresh flowing water.

 

5. Grampians Adventure Golf

 

Level up your golf game and get ready to tee and putt through this 18-hole golf course! Considered as the best adventure golf course in Australia, the Grampians Adventure Golf is set on a two-acre land with beautiful landscapes and gardens made of 2000 plants all throughout the course. It is also themed around some iconic tourist spots such as the Pinnacle, Grand Canyon, Mt. William, and more. There are also water features and small mountains included in the course, making it more challenging and adventurous to take on.

 

6. Mount William

 

As the highest point of the Grampians National Park, this location is the place to go if you want to have a 360-degree view of the open plains and mountain ranges of the Grampians. Mount William is known for its lookouts and scenic sites. The summit is a 45-minute to one-hour walk from the Mount William carpark along a steep trail that offers visitors a breathtaking view of the area.

 

7. Lake Bellfield

 

Bring your family or friends for a fun day kayaking, fishing and swimming in Lake Bellfield. This deep lake provides its visitors with a scenic view, along with a cool and refreshing water to swim and splash into. If you have a fishing license, you can also fish for some redfin, brown trout and blackfish. Kayaking is also a good activity here, but it is advised that you bring your own kayak, because hiring canoes or kayaks in Halls Gap may be difficult.

 

8. Harvest Halls Gap

 

Enjoy some of the finest and most exquisite produce, wines and foods that are proudly made by the locals of Grampians. This cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and snacks, along with your choice of drinks such as tea, local wine or beer on the side. The provedore is a place to visit if you are looking for some of the locally grown and harvested products from various farms, wineries and breweries in the area.

 

9. Pinnacle

 

One of the best lookout points in the Grampians National Park is the Pinnacle, which is a 4.2km return walk from the Sundial car park. There are also longer routes available from the Halls Gap & Wonderland car park, but if you prefer to take the easiest route towards the Pinnacle, it is ideal to start from Sundial car park. This lookout is settled on a rocky terrain which provides a breathtaking view of Halls Gap, Bellfield dam, and Western Victoria.

 

10. Pomonal Estate

 

For a fine dining and/or wine tasting experience, look no further than Pomonal Estate. With Grampians National Park as its backdrop, you will be delighted by their finest selection of wines, beers and ciders to accompany your cheese platter. The Pomonal Estate Cellar Door offers a selection of beers and ciders that are free from preservatives and were brewed on their premises.

 

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