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See why adventurers have been coming to the Grampians since the mid-nineteenth century, and sign up for your own outdoor adventure. Choose from hiking and rock-climbing, kayaking and canoeing, cycling and four-wheel driving, even paragliding.
The Grampians by foot
Traverse the Grampians National Park on a relaxing walk, stopping at scenic lookouts and spotting native animals, or on a challenging hike along rocky escarpments, to ancient rock art sites and remote campsites.
Up and down the rock faces
Scale the face of rock-climbing and abseiling haven, Mt Arapiles. Learn the ropes from the professionals, or pit your well-honed rock-climbing experience against climbers from all over the world. Try climbing and abseiling some of the rock-faces of the Grampians National Park.
On the water and beyond
Combine a kayaking or canoeing adventure at remote mountain lakes and rivers with a camping expedition or a biking adventure. Bring your mountain bike or hire one locally to explore the region's narrow bush trails. The wide streets of the regional centres are ideal for a casual cycle.
Four-wheel driving and paragliding
Deviate from the beaten track by four-wheel drive in the Grampians National Park, and see a carpet of springtime wildflowers among the hundreds of kilometres of sandy tracks on a four-wheel-drive safari through Little Desert National Park.
Get a bird's-eye view of the spectacular scenery on a gliding experience from the Ararat airfield, or paragliding at Trawalla.
As a precaution, ensure you're always well prepared and equipped – and know your limitations.
Step out and explore the Grampians region's spectacular natural beauty on foot, with a short gentle stroll or a full day wilderness adventure.
Explore the Grampians' hard-to-reach nooks and crannies on two wheels, with plenty of shady bike paths or invigorating mountain bike adventures.
Swing into action in the Grampians region on one of the first-class fairways at golf courses in Ararat, Stawell, Horsham and Hamilton.
You're never far from water in the Grampians region, with streams, lakes and creeks providing ideal settings for canoeing and kayaking adventures.
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.
Pitch a tent or park your campervan in the Grampians to truly appreciate the regions' natural attractions and meet resident wildlife.
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.
Return to the Grampians to beat your previous best rock climbing and abseiling efforts, inspired by the challenging rock faces and big reputation.
Sections of the Grampians National Park are reopened for visitors. Go to Parks Victoria for more information.
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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.
Be spellbound by the stunning beauty of the Grampians region's parks, renowned for their rugged mountains, wildlife and colourful wildflower displays.
Spot the Guilfoyle-designed similarities between Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens and the elegant regional civic gardens of Hamilton and Horsham.
Set off down striking sandstone ridges and between unusual rock formations to behold the awe-inspiring Grampians region stretching out before you.
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.
See quirky animals like kangaroos, wallabies, emus and echidnas in their natural habitat, or visit Halls Gap Zoo to see giraffes, meerkats and more.
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