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A guide to exploring the Grampians

23 Jan 2023

Take the time to explore the Grampians’ natural beauty with an outdoor adventure. The region is renowned for its stunning hikes, rock climbing thrills, refreshing lakes and more. With boundless possibilities for nature lovers and adventure seekers, it’s time to start planning your next escapade.

Grampians outdoor enthusiast Adrian from the award-winning Absolute Outdoors and Grampians Peaks Walking Company has shared his top activities to get you started.

January Offer

Hiking the Grampians Peaks Trail

Uncover the beautiful region from your own two feet on the Grampians Peaks Trail. Grampians Peaks Walking Company is the premier operator of the Grampians Peaks Trail and offers a range of guided walks that cater to a variety of hiking styles. From longer expeditions across rugged landscapes to luxury walks honoured by local wine and gourmet food, come reconnect with the wonders of nature with an expert local guide.

Adrian advises the best time to tackle the Grampians Peaks Trail is autumn. So, now is the time to start planning. Adrian has a special offer for those ready to book. Book any guided walk with Grampians Peaks Walking Company by the end of January for this March, April or May and use the code GTAUTUMN10 to get 10% off your booking. Book here.

Absolute Outdoor Canoe

Take a guided canoe trip with Absolute Outdoors

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as gliding across tranquil waters. With Absolute Outdoors, families can paddle in a canoe across the Grampians’ great lakes and waterways. Master a new skill, learn about the environment, see native wildlife on the shorelines and listen to the sounds of birds. Tours are suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

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Rock climbing and abseiling adventures

Explore the Grampians’ rock formations from new heights with a rock-climbing or abseiling quest. Let the team at Absolute Outdoors guide you up a climbing route using nothing but your hands, feet and the rock – and safety equipment, of course. Rock climbing sessions are suited to climbers ages 12 and up with any level of experience.

Equally as thrilling, abseiling is a great activity that requires no experience or skill, which makes it perfect for the whole family. Stand atop a rugged cliff and conquer your fear of heights as you lean back over the edge. Descend some of the region’s most beautiful and historic landscapes.

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Swim at Lake Fyans

On a glorious sunny day, head out for a signature Grampians ‘beach day’ at Lake Fyans. With its gently sloping sandy shoreline and wonderfully cool water, it has everything you need for a family beach getaway and has become a popular spot for all ages to swim, water ski and paddle-board.

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Watch the sunrise at Boronia Peak

Experienced hikers can’t go past a gorgeous sunrise atop Boronia Peak. High above the clouds, listen to the sounds of nature waking to a new day as the sun dances across the sky. The medium to difficult journey will take between two to three hours and involves some rock scrambling. It’s not for the faint-hearted so make sure you come prepared for a journey in the dark. Local enthusiast Adrian assures hikers the view from the top is worth the challenging ascent.

Flame Brothers

Dine at Flame Brothers Restaurant and Bar

All that adventuring can leave you pretty hungry. Located in Halls Gap, Flame Brothers Restaurant and Bar dishes up tasty Texas-style BBQ meats, burgers and smaller sharing plates. The relaxed atmosphere and ample space make this a go-to for families seeking a feed.

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Wine tasting at Pomonal Estate

Conclude your adventure in the Grampians with some delicious wine tasting at Pomonal Estate. Just a 10-minute drive from Halls Gap, sit back with a relaxing glass of wine and admire spectacular views of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. The family-run winery and microbrewery also offer a wide selection of handcrafted beer and cider paddles. Linger a little longer and enjoy a lunch platter that champions local producers and growers.

Breeze Holiday Park Halls Gap

Stay longer in the Grampians

Rest and rejuvenate between adventures in the comfort of one of the region’s amazing accommodation venues. Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, Lake Fyans Holiday Park, Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians, Breeze Holiday Parks – Halls Gap and Acacia Caravan Park are perfect for pitching a tent amongst the natural Grampians beauty.

If camping isn’t your style, Grampians Getaway, Southern Grampians Cottages, Grampians Pioneer Cottages, Pinnacle Holiday Lodge and Grampians View Cottages offer spacious rooms with modern amenities. A true home away from home.

Experience total luxury at Royal Mail Hotel, Golton in the Gap, DULC, Cedar Country Retreat, Heath House and Hemley House. Sit back with your morning coffee as you soak in breathtaking mountain views.

With so much on offer, it’s time to visit the Grampians for an adventure you’ll remember forever.