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, perfect for adventure-seekers.
Allow plenty of time and pack lots of provisions and recovery gear as you explore the rocky outcrops, clay and sand trails and extensive road network of the Grampians National Park. Deviate from the beaten track and be richly rewarded with flower-covered plains, rocky escarpments and pristine mountain waterways.
For further information, or for detailed maps, stop off at Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, or visit one of the local visitor information centres. For a four-wheel driving adventure without the hassle of sourcing equipment and planning a route, contact regional tour operators.
Grampians National Park
Grade: Easy to medium
Distance from Melbourne: 250 km (approximately)
The Grampians is around a three-hour drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway. The majority of access roads through the Grampians are sealed roads; however, there are plenty of four-wheel driving tracks to explore.
Halls Gap to Mount Zero via Boroka Lookout, Mount Difficult Road, Mackenzie Falls, Chinaman Track and Coppermine Track
Grade: Easy (dry weather only)
Distance: 73 km
Little Desert National Park
Grade: Medium to difficult (sand)
Distance from Melbourne: 331 km (approximately)
Visit the Little Desert National Park to drive the sandy terrain. It is possible to reach most camp grounds in a two-wheel drive, but the majority of trails are for four-wheel drives and recovery gear should be carried.
Dimboola to Kaniva via Winiam East, Dahlenburgs Mill and Mount Turner
Grade: Medium (sand)
Distance: 147 km (approximately)