Famous for its mountainous and rugged scenery a million years in the making, the Grampians National Park has a number of spectacular scenic lookouts. Some are easily reached by car, some an easy walk, and others will lead you down spectacular sandstone ridges and between unusual rock formations to behold the awe-inspiring vistas.
Pack your camera and follow your feet along designated walking trails to well-known lookouts at mounts Sturgeon and Stapylton, Boronia Peak, The Pinnacle.
Check out some of the best lookouts accessible by car, such as Boroka, Reed and Mt William:
At 1,167 metres, Mount William is the highest point in the park and provides great 360-degree views of mountain ranges and open plains. Take the steep walk to reach the summit.
Grampians Dunkeld Tourist Road, South East Grampians.
Drive up Mt Difficult Road to one of the best lookouts in the Grampians. Take the very short walk from the carpark to the lookout platform and revel in 180 degree views of the Western Victoria, looking out over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield. Picnic tables and toilets are available.
Reed Lookout and The Balconies
Make your way along Mt Victory Road and then disembark in the Reed Lookout car park. Walk the relatively easy 2 kilometres on to The Balconies for great views of Victoria Range, Lake Wartook and Mount Difficult. A great spot for misty mornings and sunsets.
The Bluff at Mt Arapiles
Drive to the top of Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park for spectacular views over the Wimmera Plains from the rugged sandstone peak of Mt Arapiles.
Take the Centenary Park Road off the Wimmera Highway.
For information on other scenic lookouts, call into Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.