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Diverse and Spectacular – North, South, East and West

11 Jun 2020

Finally, it’s time to gather all the threads of inspiration and solidify your Grampians winter holiday plans! Every corner will delight and amaze you. To help guide your return to adventure, we’ve honed in on some must-visits across the North, South, East and West. A journey of discovery awaits – The Grampians Way.

Take in the majestic views in the North

The iconic Northern Grampians possesses some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery and its rich cultural history is sure to inspire you. Comprised of Halls Gap, Great Western, Stawell and St Arnaud, the Northern Grampians is full of beauty and is a renowned region for exploration.

The Grampians northern region is a great place for outdoor adventure and offers some of the most incredible natural attractions from The Pinnacle, to Boroka Lookout and the famous Reeds Lookout and The Balconies.

The Northern Touring Route will take you through the stunning Grampians National Park, beautiful nature reserves, quaint towns and villages, with sublime food and wine experiences along the way.

Plan your adventure along the Northern Touring Route here.

Discover the culinary delights of the South

The Southern Grampians offers the ultimate combination of the great outdoors and gastronomic pleasures. Comprising Dunkeld, Hamilton, Coleraine and Penshurst, the Southern Grampians is a food lovers’ delight.

If you feel like getting up close and personal with nature, pull on your hiking boots and head for the hills. Take on the mountain trails and enjoy majestic views from Mt Sturgeon, Mt Abrupt and the Piccaninny.

To discover hatted food and the region’s most sought-after sourdough, base yourself at Dunkeld. The attraction to this must-visit destination is instant, home to the award-winning restaurant, Wickens @ Royal Mail Hotel, and the legendary Dunkeld Old Bakery.

The Southern Foodie Road Trip is sure to excite even the most discerning culinary critics. We’ve done all the planning for you here.

Uncover history in the East

Explore the best of the east with Ararat’s sweeping landscapes and natural beauty including the scenic Mount Cole, Mount Langi Ghiran State Park, Ararat Hills Regional Park and the world-renowned Grampians National Park, which is right on the town’s doorstep.

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, but if you want to take your experience up a few notches, Ararat will certainly deliver. Step back in time at the iconic J-Ward Gaol or Aradale Asylum and discover our region’s darker side of history – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Explore the unexpected on our East Grampians Scenic Route.

Soak up the culture and tranquillity of the West

Encompassing Dadswell’s Bridge, Wartook Valley, Horsham, Natimuk and Mt. Arapiles, the West offers wide-open spaces and some of the most delectable food in Australia.

Renowned as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Grampians, Beehive Falls is an unmissable attraction within the Western Grampians. Immerse yourself in nature and experience peace and tranquillity.

The West is the perfect gateway to the Silo Art Trail, one of Australia's biggest outdoor galleries. Witness this innovative art project that sees world-renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat silos into giant works of art across this 200km journey.

Choose your journey along the Western Route.

The Grampians is as diverse as it is spectacular. Discover endless possibilities – with our series of Self- Drive Itineraries The Grampians Way.

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