Experience the scenic splendor and majestic mountains of the Grampians National Park on a day trip from Melbourne. Enjoy a picnic lunch between 2 of the most spectacular mountain ranges. Get panoramic views from the Boroka Lookout and much more.
- Experience the Aboriginal culture of western Victoria
- Spot kangaroos and other Australian wildlife in their natural habitat
- Hike to the base of an impressive waterfall
- Walk to the geological landmark of the Balconies and discover the Jaws of Death
- Marvel at the breathtaking views from the Boroka Lookout
Depart Melbourne Central Business District and pass over the mighty Westgate Bridge as you make your way through the western suburbs of the city towards western Victoria. Journey through the Victorian goldfields of the 1850s and take a short break in the quaint country town of Beaufort for morning tea.
Approach Grampians National Park and get an appreciation of what makes the giant mountain range so spectacular as it appears from the surrounding flat plains. Marvel at Mt. William as you get your first glimpse of the park, and then go to the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Center to learn about the art, heritage and 6 seasons of the Grampians as described by the indigenous people. Discover an abundance of kangaroos resting in the areas around the center.
Next, make your way into the heart of the park, and enter the small township of Halls Gap. Enjoy a picnic lunch with snacks set between 2 of the most spectacular ranges of the Grampians before the drive into the Mt. Difficult range. Take in the breathtaking views of the plains of western Victoria from Boroka Lookout, before walking to the geological icon of the Balconies, featured in the Japanese animation “Princess Mononoke.”
Continue to the base of the majestic Mackenzie Falls, and follow a series of more than 250 stairs to the bottom of the cascades to cool off and relax. As the sun begins to set, keep an eye out for large mobs of kangaroos that call the area home before your return journey to Melbourne.