On this day tour, you'll explore Grampians National Park and its lookouts, walks, and waterfalls that have made this national park famous. Learn about the local history and culture in this nature’s paradise and spot the abundant native wildlife.
This is a guided day tour of the Grampians National Park, home to a striking series of five spectacular sandstone ridges, recognized worldwide for its breathtaking beauty. Departing Melbourne at around 08:00, you'll pass through the Western Plains of Victoria on your way to historic Ballarat. Ballarat boomed in the 1850s with the widespread discovery of gold in the district. Learn a little about its history as you enjoy some morning tea here at the site of the infamous Eureka Rebellion. Continuing on our drive through the picturesque western volcanic plains, you’ll pass through the town of Moyston, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. You'll then arrive at the foot of the Grampians Range, also known as Gariwerd in the local Jardwadjali language. On arrival, you’ll immerse yourself in the Australian bush with a gentle stroll to the delightful Silverband Falls. Your next stop is the township of Halls Gap for lunch (included in the tour price). Keep an eye open for the local kangaroos and abundant birdlife that can be seen in the main street. After lunch, you’ll head to the Wonderland Turntable for a short hike to the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the high rising rock walls, crisscrossed with layering and fault lines, showcasing the area’s unique geology. Stunning panoramas await at Reeds Lookout which overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley. Then your next stop is MacKenzie Falls. No trip to the Grampians would be complete without a visit to these majestic falls. Marvel as water cascades down over the rocks, set in a gorge surrounded by an eucalyptus forest. Walk the Bluff trail along the top of the cliffs to the panoramic view point of the falls or journey down the stairs to the base of the steep gorge and gaze up at this truly impressive waterfall. Your next port of call is the Boroka Lookout. Boroka provides panoramic views of the surrounding region overlooking the town of Halls Gap and further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond. You’ll then make your way back into Halls Gap for a final opportunity to spot some of the area’s wild kangaroo population before returning to Melbourne. A dinner stop is made on the return journey to Melbourne. After dinner, enjoy the use of our complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city on your way back to Melbourne. With drop-off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.