The Grampians: A Hiker’s Paradise
Nestled in east-central Victoria, the Grampians is a stunning region of lush national parks, towering sandstone mountains, spectacular wildflower displays and abundant wildlife.
It’s a nature-lover's paradise that’s also home to a wonderful wine region and the finest of fine dining produce. The region demands outdoor exploration, and one of the best ways to truly discover The Grampians, is on foot.
Whether you’re looking for a gentle walk or a hike of several days, there are plenty of trail options. The Grampians National Park features hundreds of kilometres of bushwalking trails that will escort you through forest to spectacular peaks, past canopies of ferns, shaded gullies and gushing streams.
The region boasts a huge variety of wildlife so you might spot birds, wallabies, kangaroos, emus or other animal life in their natural surrounds. Other popular spots include the Little Desert Park and Mt Arapiles, where you can also camp in secluded sites. The Grampians have a rich Aboriginal heritage (the Aboriginal name for The Grampians is Gariwerd) and there are several stunning sites where you can view historical Indigenous rock art.
For less-experienced walkers there are several small group tour options covering bushwalking, birdwatching and animal encounters. Or another fabulous way to explore the region is with a self-guided inn-to-inn walking holiday. Reward a day of discovery with a supremely comfortable bed and restaurants offering the wonderful flavours of the region.
The Grampians offer an abundance of accommodation. Go rustic at a national park campsite, lap up the luxury of a five-star resort, enjoy the natural surrounds of an eco-retreat or select from a wide range of self-contained cottages, bed and breakfasts, motels and hotels.