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Adventure Experience Guide

There’s so much adventure to be had in the spectacular Grampians National Park.

Venus Baths Loop Walk

Hike

For those up for a challenge, we suggest a hike to The Pinnacle which rewards with some of the Grampians’ most stunning views. Stop by the Venus Baths naturally formed rock pools for a refreshing swim or toe-dip on your way back down.

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Climbing & abseiling

The crew at Absolute Outdoors are consummate experts when it comes to crafting safe yet adventurous experiences that leave you with a deeper understanding of yourself and the Grampians. A half-day rock climb or abseil is an invigorating way to find your zen and bond together before your visitors depart.

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Cycle

Outdoor escapists will most likely travel to the Grampians bikes in tow but if not, hire some from Halls Gap E-Bike Hire and hit the Arapiles Big Cycle Trail. The trail can either be tackled as a 33km loop or in smaller sections. You’ll discover diverse grasslands, sand dunes, magnificent canola fields and most likely some local wildlife.

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Exploring and water play

Pack a picnic and lunch at the Bluff Mount Arapiles Lookout where you’ll wow your guests with uninterrupted views of the Wimmera.

The trail begins and ends in the heritage town of Natimuk. Be sure to explore the charming town and take in the pristine Natimuk Waterfall.

Natimuk is blessed with a number of nearby lakes including picturesque Green Hill Lake – host to many recreational water sports. If your crew still has energy to burn, how about some kayaking, fishing or water skiing?

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Wine adventure

Why not mix things up and take your visitors on a wine adventure? Mountainside Wines are offering a wonderful Host with the Most 20% off their Rotundone Road Shiraz Adventure – a full day tour tasting the range of Shiraz along the route, taking in Mountainside Wines, Mount Langi Ghiran and Dogrock Winery. Whether your guests are wine connoisseurs or novices, they’ll love discovering the elegant reds and vast vineyards of these welcoming wineries.

The Shearers Quarters

Accommodation

Wherever you live, you’ll find excellent accommodation nearby to situate your guests. We’re spoilt for choice.

Viewpoint Cottage in Great Western is a charming, self-contained cottage situated on a beautiful 20 acre property, and offering a free Host with the Most gourmet cheese plate for stays of three nights or more.

For a more simple, budget-friendly option we recommend Ararat Southern Cross Motor Inn who are offering a free Host with the Most cooked breakfast for guests staying two or more nights.

With its eight bedrooms, The Shearer’s Quarters at Mount William Station is a unique farm stay for big groups.

Flame Brothers Restaurant Bar

Dining

The Grampians is renowned for its soulful food and wine. We’re blessed with so many options to choose from.

A top pick for group dining is Flame Brothers Restaurant & Bar for authentic Texas BBQ and an extensive drinks list. Reflect about a day well spent in a vibrant atmosphere.

Before visiting us, we recommend you review your travel plans in line with the latest safety guidelines: www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert. And take a look at our guide to travelling the Grampians responsibly and safely.