Get set for a fun-filled family adventure in the Grampians region: explore natural attractions, set up camp in the great outdoors, and visit zoos, museums, pools and play centres.
Visit regional towns for a great variety of family attractions, from the Volcanoes Discovery Centre at Penshurst to the kid-friendly Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat, and the animal encounters at the Halls Gap Zoo.
Some towns also have great indoor play centres, ten pin bowling and heated swimming pools with kid-friendly zones. Outdoor swimming pools are popular in the warm summer months – and look out for ice creameries!
Embark on easy, shaded walks, some on sealed paths, admiring wildflowers in the spring-time, watching for glimpses of native wildlife, and cooling off in the spray from impressive waterfalls. Try Silverband Falls near Halls Gap, the path beside Lake Hamilton, the picnic grounds beside the Wimmera or the Avoca River, and the botanical parks of Ararat, Hamilton and Horsham.
Picnics and camping
Picnic spots adjacent to waterfalls, tall timber, rocky outlets and scenic beauty are never far away in the region's many parks and reserves.
Camping has been a family activity in the Grampians for generations and it's no wonder with well-equipped campgrounds on some of the region's best real estate.