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Awaken Your Sense of Adventure This School Holidays

19 Jun. 2020

After so much time cooped up inside learning and socialising on screens, outdoor adventures are in order these school holidays. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Grampians outdoor activities kids love.

Hanging Out

Hangin’ Out… in the Grampians

Hangin’ Out’s four hour, six hour or full day Rock Climbing & Abseiling sessions are great for school aged kids and the whole family.

Their full day Adventure Walk is truly unforgettable. You’ll trek from Mt Stapylton to Hollow Mountain wearing a harness as negotiating rock climbs, crevasses and abseils are all part of the adventure.

A Hanging’ Out experience is an exhilarating way to make some epic memories.

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Halls Gap Zoo

Victoria’s largest regional zoo, Halls Gap Zoo, is a fun and educational place to meet the Grampians’ furred, feathered and scaled friends. With over 160 native and exotic animals, you and the kids will be enchanted and entertained by so many curious characters.

If you can’t make it to the Zoo in person, their Facebook page provides updates and fun facts about the animals from the Keepers themselves.

Grampians Adventure Golf

Grampians Adventure Golf

Grampians Adventure Golf is an 18 hole adventure golf course, some say the best in Australia. The course is designed to entertain and delight all ages and is set on one hectare in Halls Gap, right in the heart of the Grampians National Park. It’s themed around some of the Grampians’ most iconic landmarks such as Mount William and The Pinnacle, and the Grand Canyon. Featuring six waterfalls, small mountains, beautifully landscaped gardens, streams and ponds, it’s “like playing mini-golf in the botanical gardens”. A must visit!

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The Grampians Rail Trail

The Grampians Rail Trail is a scenic bike ride through the picturesque Northern Grampians suitable for all ages. The 11km ride is relatively flat and a great way to wind your way through the bushlands to Heatherlie Quarry.

From the car park at Stawell West, the trail heads west with the first 2.5km being on a gravel path. The rest of the trail (about 9km) follows the old rail alignment and sends you on your way to the stunning Lake Lonsdale.

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Mount Rouse and the Kanawinka Geotrail

What kid isn’t fascinated by volcanoes!? The Grampians sits within Australia’s most extensive volcanic province.

The Kanawinka Geotrail takes you on a surprising journey through Australia’s most extensive volcanic province, with over 60 sites enabling visitors to travel back in time over thousands of years.

Your Kanawinka experience will take you from the Coonawarra in South Australia through to Lake Corangamite and the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and offers a range of visitor experiences including beautiful waterfalls, caves and coastal formations, and even a climb into the regions youngest volcano.

Mount Rouse is an extinct volcano in the charming town of Penshurst. Journey to the summit to take in panoramic views of the lava plain and beyond.


So, bring the kids along to the Grampians these school holidays, awaken your sense of adventure and experience life unleashed - The Grampians Way.