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Four ways to embrace autumn in the Grampians

30 Apr 2021

Give in to the crisp autumn weather. Wrap your cold hands ‘round a warm cuppa or glass of spicy Shiraz and contemplate an autumnal road trip. It’s time to pull on your warm coat, inhale the fresh autumn air, bask in the glow of golden leaves and feel revived, The Grampians Way.

Discover four ways you can embrace autumn in the Grampians.


See the leaves change colour

Take a road trip to Penshurst to see spectacular autumn colours at Penshurst Wetland Gardens. Wander the walking paths and explore the multiple viewing areas. Find a delightful spot to enjoy rich, copper colours on show.

Another easy day trip for leaf lovers is a visit to Ararat. Stroll through the Alexandra Gardens and take in the stunning array of trees just before they lose their leaves.

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Invigorating hikes

Cool, crisp mornings are perfect for venturing out into our bushlands and exploring the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Embark on a brisk walk to Venus Baths and continue to The Pinnacle Lookout for stunning views of our ancient landscape. A short morning hike to Reeds Lookout and The Balconies will fill you with awe as you catch a morning sunrise over the clouds.

Those seeking a more challenging adventure can spend the day exploring the legendary Grand Canyon, Splitters Falls and Silent Street via the Wonderland Loop Hike.

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Sip and Savour in the autumn vineyards

Autumn brings new colour and texture to our wineries. The vines are filled with ripened grapes for harvesting. Vineyards are ablaze with the vibrant shades of orange and red. Not only are the vineyards a feast for the eyes, rich full-bodied reds and a platter of seasonal produce never tasted so good.

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Camp under the stars

The Grampians is renowned for its excellent campgrounds. And one of the best things about camping in autumn is sitting around a campfire with a hot cup of tea (or glass of wine) with those you love. On a clear night, rug up with a blanket for a spot of stargazing by the crackling fire. We’ve put together our favourite spots for stargazing in the Grampians here.

Note: Be sure to check fire restrictions at your campground before lighting a fire. You can find a list of camping options in the Grampians region here.