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See rocky mountains loom over farmland plains in the Grampians – home to ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, unique native plants and animals, majestic waterfalls and vibrant wildflowers.
A world within a national park
Immerse yourself in the mountains and forest of the Grampians National Park, springing up from the surrounding plains. Explore the eco systems and learn about the diverse array of native plants and animals, some of which are unique to the area. See evidence of Aboriginal people's long association with the Grampians at rock art sites throughout the park.
Survey your surrounds from any number of scenic lookouts around the park and admire the rock formations and varied landscape.
Ascend the summit of Mt Arapiles for vast views of the region, or marvel at the delicate balance of natural forces in Little Desert National Park, a desert in name only.
Wildflowers and roaring waters
Witness the power of water as deafening torrents cascade down rock faces and gorges into lush pools below.
Come to the region in spring to see the "garden of Victoria" covered in a carpet of colourful wildflowers.
Swap the rugged mountains for pristine historic gardens in regional towns, some of which were designed by revered landscape gardeners and are examples of Australia's earliest provincial botanic gardens. Peek into private gardens at open weekends throughout the year.
See quirky animals like kangaroos, wallabies, emus and echidnas in their natural habitat, or visit Halls Gap Zoo to see giraffes, meerkats and more.
Be spellbound by the stunning beauty of the Grampians region's parks, renowned for their rugged mountains, wildlife and colourful wildflower displays.
Explore deep into the Grampians region's parks and be rewarded with the sight of stunning waterfalls and the roar of cascading torrents of water.
Set off down striking sandstone ridges and between unusual rock formations to behold the awe-inspiring Grampians region stretching out before you.
Spot the Guilfoyle-designed similarities between Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens and the elegant regional civic gardens of Hamilton and Horsham.
Step into the "garden of Victoria" in the Grampians region, home to more than one third of Victoria's flora, and see explosions of springtime colour.
Sections of the Grampians National Park are reopened for visitors. Go to Parks Victoria for more information.
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Return to the Grampians to beat your previous best rock climbing and abseiling efforts, inspired by the challenging rock faces and big reputation.
Pitch a tent or park your campervan in the Grampians to truly appreciate the regions' natural attractions and meet resident wildlife.
Uncover fishing paradise in the Grampians region's lakes and rivers and snare a prize catch from the plentiful species of fish that bite year-round.
Go off-road in the diverse terrain of the Grampians National Park's vast sandstone mountains or in the sandy environs of Little Desert National Park.
Step out and explore the Grampians region's spectacular natural beauty on foot, with a short gentle stroll or a full day wilderness adventure.
You're never far from water in the Grampians region, with streams, lakes and creeks providing ideal settings for canoeing and kayaking adventures.
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