As the weather cools right down, and an icy chill is in the air, it’s a perfect time to explore our natural surroundings.
There’s something quite magnificent in witnessing a winter sunrise through a tree canopy, smelling gum trees through the morning mist, and hearing the sing-song of resident birds as they start their day.
These are all signs that you’re out there exploring the great outdoors and the beautiful Grampians region and you don’t have to be super fit to enjoy the secluded tracks and trails that criss-cross the national park, with families, couples and hard-core hikers alike, finding their perfect Grampians experience.
But if all that isn't quite enough to motivate you to move away from the heater and strap on your hiking shoes, the prospect of a gourmet foodie experience at the end of your outdoor activities might just be the perfect carrot to dangle and reward you for all that physical exertion!
The best part is, you can actually plan your winter walk to end at one of the wonderful local foodie haunts, and enjoy a hot coffee, delicious pastry or an icy cold beer paired with a steak.
Here's our favourite "walks + rewards" pairings, The Grampians Way: