With waterfalls, lakes, forests and alpine-like landscapes, the Grampians National Park is like a universe unto itself. The park comprises four main sandstone ranges; Mt William, Serra, Mt Difficult and the Victoria Range. Together they form the serrated, canyoned array of one of the most remarkable natural protrusions in Australia that extends for 80km north to south and 50km east to west. The ranges are easily accessed from four gateway towns and regions, in particular Halls Gap and Pomonal in the east, Dunkeld in the south and the Wartook Valley region in the northwest.
Accommodation options range from hotels, motels, B&Bs, campsite, eco friendly resorts and luxury retreats so there is something for all guests and budgets.
Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking views, the Grampians National Park is one of Victoria's most popular holiday destinations. Apart from its spectacular scenery, the 168,000 hectare park is nationally recognised for its ecological diversity and for containing south-eastern Australia's highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art. Gariwerd, (the traditional name for the area) has been central to the creation stories of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Aboriginal people for many thousands of years.
Following European arrival in 1836, many settlers ventured here in search of land, gold, sandstone and timber. More recently, the national park has been a popular choice for family camping adventures and a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Whether you enjoy a casual stroll to a waterfall or a challenging lookout climb, bushwalkers are catered for with a range of experiences at a range of exertion levels. A network of walking tracks, day visitor sites and campgrounds are all easily accessible by car. Native wildlife abounds and quiet picnics are a great way to spot birds, kangaroos and sun-baking lizards.Spring is special for wildflowers, particularly ground hugging species such as spider orchids. Car touring allows you to experience stunning mountain vistas, and easy to medium four wheel driving routes provide access to more remote destinations. Adrenalin is also catered for with popular activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing.