Embark on your journey by immersing yourself in The Grampians' Northern region. As October unfolds, this area becomes a living canvas splashed with the hues of spring.
Don't miss the chance to explore the Halls Gap Botanical Gardens, a haven of plants endemic to The Grampians. For a more active adventure in this region, ascend Mount Zero (Mura Mura) or Mount Stapylton (Gunigalg) to relish panoramic views of wildflowers blanketing the rugged terrain.
Extend your stay at welcoming accommodations like Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, Hemley House or Heath House. Additionally, savour local flavours at establishments such as Spirit of Punjab, Salingers Café, or Gelato Guys.
After taking in the sites at the Pomonal Native Flower Show, the Wildflower Walk in Pomonal invites you to behold a diverse array of blooms, including a variety of Orchids and the Epacris Impressa, also known as the 'Common Heath'. This charming flower is adorned with shades of red, pink, and white, adding to the vibrant tapestry of The Grampians' wildflower display.
After a long day exploring, sip and savour a variety of offerings at Pomonal Estate, an award-winning winery, microbrewery and cider house. Alternatively, spend the afternoon enjoying spectacular shiraz and scenic views at Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard. Retire to Lake Fyans Holiday Park or Pomonal Cottages Grampians to extend your stay.
In the Southern Grampians, a panorama of purple, pink, and orange peas and bluebells awaits. A number of flowering heaths and grevillea add to the display, including the Flame heath, Pine Heath, Pink Swamp heath and Grampians Grevillea. Along Halls Gap-Dunkeld Road or atop Mount William (Duwul), the landscape dances with these brilliant flowers.
After taking in the sights, treat yourself to a delightful spring meal at one of the Royal Mail Hotel’s restaurants, renowned for its expansive kitchen garden. Unwind at accommodations like Southern Grampians Cottages and Grampians Retreat for a peaceful escape.
Spring in The Western Grampians’ Wartook Valley reveals a display of Grampians thryptomene, featuring delicate pink blooms. Ideal spots to admire this floral spectacle include Roses Gap Road, Pohlners Road, Lodge Road, and Rose Creek Road.
Stroll leisurely through the Zumsteins-MacKenzie River area to immerse yourself in the blossoms. Alternatively, head to The Balconies and MacKenzie Falls (Mikunung Wira) Lookout for a wander through lush greenery and wildflowers. During your exploration, consider visiting Grampians Olive Co and Rosehaven Farms. Afterward, retreat to the inviting Meringa Springs for a comfortable stay.