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Grampians National Park Day Tour - Melbourne

Swap the city for nature on a day of exploration into Victoria's best-known National Park
Melbourne, Australia
Duration
Duration
13 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8.00 am to 9.00 pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Melbourne
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • Full-day guided discovery of the Grampians National Park's wildlife, waterfalls, trails & lookouts 
  • Visit the spectacular sites of Silverband Falls, the Grand Canyon & Victoria's biggest waterfall, MacKenzie Falls
  • Morning tea break at the Eureka Rebellion site in Ballarat
  • Freshly-prepared picnic lunch at Halls Gap
  • Experienced & informative driver/guide providing commentary along the way
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Melbourne accommodation
What to Expect

Discover the stunning bush trails, sandstone peaks and impressive waterfalls that have made Grampians National Park famous on this full-day guided adventure for nature lovers. Learn all about the local history and culture of the nature reserve and spot native wildlife such as kangaroos and rare birds. Walk away with spectacular photos from the various lookout points that boast panoramic views over the gullies and mountain ranges of the park.

 

Depart Melbourne at around 8.00 am as we pass through the Western Plains of Victoria on our way to the historic town of Ballarat. Ballarat boomed in the 1850s with the widespread discovery of gold in the district. Learn a little about the history as we enjoy morning tea here at the site of the infamous Eureka Rebellion.

 

Continuing on our drive through the picturesque, volcanic plains, we pass through the town of Moyston, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. We then arrive at the foot of the Grampians Range or 'Gariwerd' in the local Jardwadjali language. On arrival, we immerse ourselves in the Australian bush with a gentle stroll to the Silverband Falls.

 

We next make our way into the township of Halls Gap to enjoy a picnic lunch from the local bakery. Keep an eye open for the local kangaroos and abundant birdlife that can be seen in the main street.

 

After lunch, we head to the Wonderland Turntable trail for a short hike to the Grand Canyon site. Marvel at the formidable rock walls, crisscrossed with layering and fault lines, showcasing the area’s unique geology. Stunning panoramic vistas await at Reed Lookout which overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley.

 

No trip to the Grampians would be complete without a visit to the majestic MacKenzie Falls. Set in a gorge surrounded by eucalyptus forest, the water cascades down over the rocks, creating a tranquil scene enticing all the senses. Walk the Bluff trail along the top of the cliffs to the panoramic viewpoint of the falls or journey down to the base of the steep gorge and gaze up at this truly impressive waterfall.

 

Our next port of call is the Boroka Lookout, which provides unrivalled views of the surrounding region, overlooking the town of Halls Gap and further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond. A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne (at your own expense) before we enjoy a stunning view of the illuminated city as we arrive back at your accommodation.

 

Where We Visit

  • Ballarat
  • Grampians National Park
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Dress appropriately for all weather conditions
  • Enclosed shoes for hiking
  • Snacks & a refillable water bottle
  • Warm weather: sunscreen & a hat
  • Winter: warm clothes & layers as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold
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We require a moderate level of physical fitness for this tour. Most of the day’s spectacular sights are easily accessible from viewing platforms, boardwalks, and stairs. One of the walking tracks, however, is moderately steep and the path is over rocks rather than a paved boardwalk. No extended hiking is involved, but appropriate footwear for outdoor activity is required.

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All of our tours operate with a maximum group size of 24 guests. We have a genuine commitment to the benefits of small group travel and do not compromise on this under any circumstances.

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We are able to pick up at most major hotels located in the Melbourne city centre. If you can let us know where you will be staying in Melbourne, we will be able to advise you of the nearest pickup location and pickup time.

Our guides are happy to drop our guests off at reasonable destinations in the inner city area. Normal drop off points include hotels, hostels, and transport hubs. If you live or are staying some way from the city centre, your guide will drop you off at a railway station or tram line on the route to your destination. Our tours return to the city well before public transport stops operating.

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  • Please arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time
  • No prams or strollers permitted

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours prior will result in a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours will result in a 100% cancellation fee

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