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Explore the history and beauty of Grampians National Park on this full-day trip from Melbourne. Climb to the top of Boroka Lookout and other natural vista points for sweeping valley views, and bushwalk through the parklands to explore diverse habitats and spot local wildlife such as kangaroos. Learn about the area’s original inhabitants with a visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and admire the cascading rush of waterfalls.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Grampians National Park, from Melbourne
  • Take in panoramic views of the mountains in The Grampians from Boroka Lookout and Reed Lookout
  • Get great photo ops of the spectacular Balconies rock formation
  • Learn about local aboriginal culture and rock art sites at Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • See Australian native wildlife including kangaroos
  • Take a short hike to the base of majestic MacKenzie Falls where and cool off in the pool formed by the cascade
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 24 people allows for a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Grampians Day Trip from Melbourne

Kangaroos in the wild

Grampians National Park offers visitors a chance to connect with diverse landscapes, native wildlife and aboriginal history. In the early morning, make your way to St Paul’s Cathedral in central Melbourne to meet your guide and board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus. Stop for morning tea and snacks midway through the 3-hour drive to the park.

Get your first introduction to the dramatic Grampians landscape at Boroka Lookout, where you can admire spectacular views of the eastern plains and Halls Gap Valley. Next, visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the area’s indigenous people. Explore interactive displays and maps that will help you appreciate the abundance of aboriginal rock art scattered throughout the park.

Stop in the nearby town of Halls Gap to purchase lunch, and then continue on to Reed Lookout for more impressive views. An easy 1.25-mile (2-km) hike will take you to Balconies Lookout, where you can see a rock formation shaped like an open mouth known as the ‘Jaws of Death.’ A moderately challenging hike through the surrounding landscape will lead you to the glorious cascade of MacKenzie Falls. Feel free to cool off with a dip in the pool at the base of the falls.

After a packed day of exploring, sit back and relax on the return drive to Melbourne. You’ll stop for dinner along the way (own expense), and be dropped off back at the original departure point in the late evening.

Please note: In the event that MacKenzie Falls is inaccessible due to weather, you will visit Silverband Falls instead.

Customer Reviews

Deborah C

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Very good tour but please note that it's not quite a hiking excursion.

Victor

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Tina, the driver/guide was fantastic. We went on a 38°C day and she entertained us well throughout the journey. The scenery on each look out point is beyond breathtaking. Warning: A moderate level of fitness is required for McKenzie Falls. Other attractions just involve walking on leveled ground, but for a certain amount of distance. Remember to bring Gatorade to hydrate yourself! Cheers.

Marina L

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

It was OK, but I'd like to spend more time in walking and seeing more waterfalls. Also, the bus was very old and with bad stereo system - we could barely hear our guide.

Megan R

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

Tour guide was great but its an expernsive trip considering it only includes transport and guide

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