OVERVIEW: GREAT GRAMPIANS AND LITTLE DESERT TOURING ROUTE
Contrast the majestic Grampians with the subtle experiences of the Little Desert. Discover Mount Arapiles and Horsham a lively city centrally located in the Wimmera and the perfect base to explore the region ,you will want to return again and again.
Horsham, a lively city centrally located in the Wimmera, is the perfect base to stop and explore, with excellent opportunities for shopping, dining, entertainment and accommodation. Start your tour from Horsham or if staying at Halls Gap, proceed to Stawell and follow the Western Highway to Dadswell Bridge.
A fascinating side trip into Wartook Valley, Mackenzie Falls and several lookouts is available. The region’s national parks are home to more than 200 species of birds and several species of kangaroo and wallaby.
Tread softly in the Little Desert and you might even catch a glimpse of the remarkable Mallee Fowl.
VIEWS FROM THE TOP
Enjoy natural heritage attractions and majestic mountain ranges with a Great Grampians and Little Desert tour. Discover picturesque Wartook Valley and Mount Arapiles. This fascinating rock is world famous as a rock climbing destination, although visitors can also walk, cycle or drive to the top to experience the breathtaking views.
Wildflowers are spectacular from July to November and form a kaleidoscope of colour. Wartook Valley offers mountain views and native wildlife, secluded creeks and spectacular waterfalls.
Olive groves, famous for their gourmet produce, dot the northern face of the Grampians, opening up to the plains and distant views of Mount Arapiles.