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Discover a new perspective in the Grampians this New Year’s Eve

17 Dec 2020

New Year’s Eve… That auspicious evening that sets the tone for the year ahead. When we make our resolutions to exercise more, eat better, discover new experiences and anything else we set our heart on. With the year that’s been, many of us are looking forward to putting 2020 behind us and centering in on what’s important, and what better place to welcome in a positive 2021 than from the inspiring and wondrous Grampians.

Check out our ideas for a restorative New Year’s Eve.

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Find a new perspective with a Grampians sunset

Whether it’s from one of our famous lookouts or atop a mountain peak, infuse some wonder and awe into your New Year’s Eve with a stunning sunset experience.

With views over Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult (Gar) Range, Reed Lookout offers one of the best sunsets you'll see in Victoria.

On a warm night pack a picnic and watch the skies blaze orange and yellow with soft-edged clouds, sure to inspire and ignite the soul. Sit for a couple of hours; reflect on the year; and take in the quiet stillness of our ancient landscape.

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Take in the night sky

It is not all that often you can just pause, look up and appreciate the stars. Sometimes we tend to forget just how fantastic the night sky is until we are well away from the lights of the city.

In the Grampians take advantage of the clear skies and appreciate the wonderful opportunities for stargazing. Gaze above as you sit outside your accommodation with a glass of wine or enjoy the twinkling stars on a stroll through our town’s parklands and gardens – you might just witness a shooting star.

This New Year’s Eve take a moment and look up for a peaceful reminder of just how epic our universe is. Ask yourself - how lucky am I to be a part of this wonderful world?

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Picturesque parks

Change the pace and enjoy a relaxing languid picnic in our stunning natural settings with those you love.

Make the most of the longer days and warmer weather this New Year’s Eve. Our lush, bountiful gardens, family friendly parks, majestic waterfalls and awe-inspiring lookouts make the perfect setting for a picnic with groups of friends, families or couples.

Fill your empty Esky with local produce from farm gates and artisan producers and feel free to feel free, The Grampians Way. We’ve rounded up our favourite picnic spots here.

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Take to the water

We’re home to some of the largest lakes and waterways in Victoria. Why not paddle out in a kayak, canoe, or a yacht this New Year’s Eve, and watch the sun descend behind the rugged mountain ranges?

If fire restrictions permit, light up the barbeque and enjoy the evening with family, friends, good food and lakeside fun.

While you’re sitting along the gentle rippling waters, appreciate the simple things and look forward to the year ahead. Whether you’re after adventure or enlightenment, find your Zen at one of our picture-perfect lakes.

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Events and activities

For some family fun, journey into Hamilton for their annual New Year’s Eve festivities starting from 7pm. There will be food and drinks, live music, raffles, a giveaway and plenty of activities for the kids. Think roving entertainment, giant slides, face painting, and of course, a spectacular fireworks display.

If you’re traveling with a group of friends book an afternoon of fun with Grampians Wine Tours. On the tour you'll visit four locations and at each location you'll be treated to a complimentary drink. A snack will also be provided at one of the chosen destinations. The tour ends in Halls Gap at Flame Brothers where you and your group can settle at a reserved table for dinner.

Be inspired for the year ahead, The Grampians Way.