The Grampians National Park protects a vast section of rocky wilderness in Western Victoria, and is home to a series of striking sandstone mountain ranges.
The park protects almost 170,000 hectares between Stawell and Horsham, and is located 260km west of Melbourne and 460km east of Adelaide.
Halls Gap is the only township located within the park’s boundaries, and is located roughly midway between the outlying towns of Ararat and Stawell.
The town is located on the eastern side of the park and offers visitors accommodation as well as basic supplies.
It’s possible to visit the Grampians as a daytrip out of Melbourne, but overnight visits are more popular, with several campgrounds located within the park and plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of days or more.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING is popular along the Grampians Drive, a 286km touring route which is classified as being of medium difficulty in dry conditions.
The drive consists of a loop from Halls Gap to Baundik, Dunkeld and back to Halls Gap.
ABORIGINAL ROCK ART is prolific within the park and can be viewed as several sites. Notable rock are sites include Billimina, Jananginj Njani, Manja, Larngibunja, Ngamadjidj and Gulgurn Manja.
THE GRAMPIANS GRAPE ESCAPE is held in Halls Gap over the first weekend of May each year and is one of the longest running food and wine festivals in the country. A great opportunity to sample food and wine offerings from over 100 local producers.
LOCATION: The Grampians National Park is located between the towns of Stawell and Horsham, approximately 260km west of Melbourne and 460km east of Adelaide.
CAMPING is available within the park at a range of campgrounds including Boreang, Borough Huts, and Buandik campgrounds.
All campgrounds are equipped with basic amenities including pit toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables, although drinking water is not available and must be carried in by campers.
FUEL is available at Halls Gap, Stawell, Ararat and Melbourne.
MORE INFO is available at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au