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School Holiday Fun in The Grampians

  • 11th September 2018
  • Amanda Cochran
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Here’s all the insider info for your BEST September school holidays in the Grampians yet!

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The Horsham Show

In its 140th year, the Horsham Show is a great event for the whole family! On Saturday night don't miss the Riverfront Twilight Carnival Check out all the animals and participate in heaps of fun activities and competitions including the Biggest Weed Competition, Scarecrow Competition, Miss Tiny Tot & Master Tiny Tot, as well as a LEGO Competition, Vegie Garden in a Wheelbarrow, Photography Competition, Pet Show, Kids Cooking, Craft & Decorating exhibition. The Horsham Agricultural Show is the perfect place to spend some family time outdoors with plenty of food and drink on site, so you can spend the whole day enjoying the show!

Saturday, 29 September 5pm - 10pm | Riverfront Twilight Carnival

Sunday, 30 September 10am – 10pm Horsham Showground East(Maydale Reserve side)

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International Rhino Day at Halls Gap Zoo!

Kick the first day of the school holidays off with International Rhino Day at Halls Gap Zoo. Victoria’s largest regional zoo will be hosting a sausage sizzle between 11am & 2pm to raise funds to add a rhino to their animal family. Beat the queues and jump on their new website to pre-purchase entry tickets and check the Keepers Board for all the info on keeper talks and feeding times so you don’t miss the opportunity to have close encounters with a number of friendly creatures. Special animal food can be purchased to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and deer or experience meerkats climbing onto your lap, go in with the dingoes or perhaps hold onto a reptile!

Open Daily 10am - 5pm, Halls Gap | Halls Gap Zoo

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Wet in the Wild

If you’re wanting to spend a day outdoors with the kids, exploring waterfalls in the Grampians is a ‘must’! Many of the waterfalls in the Grampians are only a short walk and have easy tracks and clear signage. The tranquil setting that greets you at the end of your walk will certainly be worth any effort. The iconic and spectacular MacKenzie Falls is a ‘must-do’ for all visitors to Grampians National Park.  As one of the largest waterfalls in Victoria, MacKenzie Falls flows all year round, with water cascading over huge cliffs into a deep pool, sending fine sprays of rainbow mist high into the air above a stunning gorge. Another exciting waterfall for the kids is Silverband Falls. Watch the clear, fresh water fall fast down the mountainside into the creek below. The Spring holidays are the best time to visit the falls to see wildflowers in abundance as well as animals like birds, frogs and kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Grampians National Park

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Parks Victoria Junior Ranger Programs

The Parks Victoria Junior Ranger program encourages kids to explore Victoria’s amazing parks with a real park ranger. Here's all the details below for juniors keen to discover the Grampians National Park this school holidays:

  • 25/09/2018 MiniBeast Discovery 10 - 11:30am Discover a bug’s world in the Grampians National Park.


  • 27/09/2018 Tracks and Traces 10 - 11:30am Become a bush detective as you discover the fascinating features of Grampians National Park. Park rangers will assist you to learn what to look for then you'll head off on your own self-guided adventure to see what you can find.


  • 02/10/2018 MiniBeast Discovery 10 - 11:30am Discover a bug’s world in the Grampians National Park.

 

  • 05/10/2018 Tracks and Traces 10 - 11:30am Become a bush detective as you discover the fascinating features of Grampians National Park. Park rangers will assist you to learn what to look for then you'll head off on your own self-guided adventure to see what you can find.

 

Notes for all activities:

All activities will take place at Brambuk the national Park and Cultural Centre. Please arrive 5 minutes before schedule. The activities will be cancelled during extreme weather events. Sturdy footwear (not thongs!), drinking water and appropriate clothing are essential.

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Experience some culture at Brambuk!

A visit to Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre is an intriguing cultural experience for all ages. Situated in Halls Gap, the site incorporates the national park information and also the Brambuk Cultural Centre, which is the longest-running Aboriginal cultural Centre in Australia. Step into the world of aboriginal culture and history, hear the sound of the didgeridoo and learn about the creation story of Gariwerd. There are art exhibitions, artefact displays, cultural talks, and many activities including traditional dance, basket weaving, boomerang throwing, and painting. Open Daily the Centre also has a bush food cafe to try bush tucker and discover the diversity of plants the traditional indigenous use.

Open Daily 9am - 5pm, Halls Gap

Check out the Visit Grampians website for a full listing of regional events in September!