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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Grampians National Park and Australian Animals Small Group Tour from Melbourne

Experience the natural majesty of Grampians National Park on this full-day tour from Melbourne. Stop in the charming town of Beaufort for traditional morning tea, and learn about the area’s Aboriginal history. Explore the jagged peaks, waterfalls and ancient rock formations of the Grampians, and keep your camera handy for sightings of native Australian wildlife. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and the friendly atmosphere of a small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Getaway to the Grampians National Park on this full-day tour from Melbourne
  • See kangaroos and emus roam freely in the wild
  • Discover the stories of the Jardwadjali Aboriginal people
  • Stop in the town of Beaufort for morning tea
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off from centrally located Melbourne hotels

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What You Can Expect

Grampians National Park and Australian Animals Small Group Tour from Melbourne

Grampians National Park and Australian Animals Small Group Tour from Melbourne

Your full-day Grampians adventure begins with morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel or Federation Square (see Itinerary below for a list of hotel pickup stops). Relax and enjoy the scenery as you make your way west through Victoria’s expansive countryside. After about 2 hours, stop at the charming town of Beaufort for traditional morning tea. 

Continue on into the rugged landscape of Grampians National Park, known as ‘Gariwerd’ by the local Aboriginal community. Bushwalk through the impressive peaks and ancient rock formations of the Wonderland Range and admire panoramic views of surrounding peaks and valleys. Keep an eye out for native Aussie wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and emus.  

Stop at the quaint township of Halls Gap for lunch (own expense), and visit the beautifully designed Bambruk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the Jardwadjali people and the history of the area’s indigenous inhabitants.

Continue exploring the diverse ecosystems and majestic vistas of the Grampians, including Beehive Falls, Mt Stapylton and the plains of Wimmera. On the way back to Melbourne, stop for dinner at a local restaurant (own expense), and then sit back and relax on the return drive to the city.

Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:
7:25am Adina Grand Apartments
7:10am Atlantis Hotel
6:50am Bayside Eden
6:50am Bayview on the Park
7:00am Charsfield Hotel
7:15am Clarian Gateway Suites
7:10am Comfort Inn & Suites Flagstaff City(Dudley St)
6:45am Cosmopolitan
7:20am Crowne Metropol
7:05am Crowne Plaza
7:15am Crowne Promenade
7:20am Crowne Towers
7:05am Downtowner on Lygon
7:10am Eastern Townhouse
7:15am Hilton on the Park
7:00am Hilton Southwharf
7:20am Holiday Inn Flinders
7:10am Hotel Discovery
7:25am Hotel Sofia
7:25am Ibis Styles Kingsgate
7:30am Ibis Therry St
7:15am Intercontinental (Collins St Entrance)
7:25am Kings St Backpackers
7:10am Langham Hotel
7:10am Magnolia Court
7:05am Mantra on Jolimont
7:35am Mantra on Russell
7:20am Mantra on the Park
7:30am Marriott Hotel
7:30am Mercure Grand Swanston
7:15am Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:10am Miami Motor Inn
7:05am Novotel Collins
6:40am Novotel Bayside
7:20am Oaks on Market
7:25am Park Hyatt
6:55am Parkview
7:25am Quest On William
7:15am Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am Rendevous
7:20am Rydges Melbourne
7:00am Rydges on Swanston, Carlton
7:00am Seasons Botanical
7:15am Sofitel Hotel
7:25am Stamford Plaza
7:05am Travelodge Docklands
7:15am Vibe Savoy
7:10am Westin
7:15am Windsor Hotel
7:00am YHA Metro (Queensberry)

Customer Reviews

coconnell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Steve the Driver was very friendly and informative, thoroughly enjoyed the day, would highly recommend it

Fariborz S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

I had a great time. I really loved the waterfalls. I really liked the hiking too. However, make sure you wear sneakers as I was in sandals and had blisters on my feet by the day's end.

Gideon Wai Kenn L Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

It was a really good day trip. Everything was well planned. The scenes were breathtaking in the Grampians. Offered tons of great photo opportunities.Our guide was really friendly and informative. Excellent tour for another side of Victoria.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Victoria! Stunning scenery, and some great short walks. I particularly enjoyed the unusual rock formations, Boroka Lookout and MacKenzie Falls.

Janice W New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

We had a good day out in the Grampians. The experience overall was very good, and I would recommend this to others. My only complaint was the driver -- we found him a little rude. Other than this, the experience was top notch and we would do this again on our next trip to Melbourne.

Jens S Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Great tour, liked it very much!

NORMINDA C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2008

Loved every moment of the trip. Our tour guide, also the tour driver, was very informative. He made the trip more memorable. The MacKenzie Falls was worth the 400 steps to see it. Same with the Halls Gap - all the views of the Grampians were so breathtaking. Seeing the kangaroos up close and personal was worth the trip.

Christopher B

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

Very long day but, it included some spectacular views and pleasant short walks with wildlife. Driver/guide was very good keeping the tour together and informing us of local detail flora and fauna.

tessavance Australia

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

Great day out with a friendly and knowledgeable driver. The spectacular scenery is well worth the long day.

My only gripe was the bus which was too cramped and uncomfortable for such a long day's travel.

Patricia M New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

Headrests on the seats would be great.
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