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5 things to do in the Grampians this Valentine's Day that won’t break the bank

1 Feb 2018

So, it's Valentine's day this week and your wondering what you can do for that special someone that’s a bit more exciting that just take out and Netflix. You want to impress them, but this doesn’t mean you have fork out your entire life savings on a overpriced meal at a fancy restaurant. Because the truth is, it doesn't matter how much you spend on your Valentine, as long as you spend it with someone you care about and who cares about you. Why not do something different this year and take your date on an adventure in the Grampians?! Here are five things to do in the Grampians this Valentine's day that won’t break the bank.

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1. Take your date on a hike

The Grampians National Park has many walks and hikes on offer, from a gentle stroll to a full day adventure or the recently launched multi-day Grampians Peaks Trail. Step out and enjoy some quality time with your loved one.

For a short and sweet walk try the Venus Baths Loop Walk or the Balconies Walk, both walks are easily accessible, flat and under 2kms.

For more of a challenge you can spend up to half a day exploring the Pinnacle via the Wonderand Loop Hike, departing from Halls Gap.

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2. Have a romantic picnic at Montara

Spoil your Valentine with a romantic picnic overlooking the Montara Vineyard! They’ll provide everything you need to enjoy a lovely evening among the vines. For $65 you’ll receive a bottle of wine of your choice and a delicious selection of local gourmet provisions.

Bookings essential. Phone 0431 797 119 before 9th February to reserve.

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3. Visit a Waterfall

Share a special moment in front of some of Victoria's best waterfalls. Take the road from Halls Gap to Wartook Valley to see the iconic MacKenzie Falls, one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria.

Head north to Beehive Falls to see the water drop 25 metres into the rock pools below, wander from Wonderland to the serene Splitters Falls, or take the fern-laden trail south to Silverband Falls, just a 15 minutes drive from Halls Gap.

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4. Adventure activities

Get your heart racing and take the leap of faith together in an abseiling course or rock climbing adventure.

Why not saddle up and take a ride on the wild side on a horse riding tour. Local adventure companies offer guided walking, rock climbing and abseiling and quad bike tours as well.

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5. Watch the sunset at Reeds Lookout

Nothing suggests romance more than watching a sexy sunset over the mountains. From Reeds Lookout you will receive stunning views over the entire Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range.

The viewing platform is a popular spot to watch the sunset over the mountains and snap the perfect pink and purple sunset sky.