Auswalk Walking Holidays takes you to the Grampians, a rugged mountain range near Melbourne. It is a fantastic place to see native animals in the wild. At 167,000 hectares in area, the Grampians National Park is very large.
It is made entirely of sandstone, which was once seabed and has eroded into several separate mountain ranges. The Grampians are not high mountains. This area was hugely valuable for the Aboriginal people who lived here for 20,000 years before western people arrived, but European settlers thought of the area as useless land that could never be farmed. This is the main reason there is so much of the area preserved in National Park today.
Everywhere you look in the Grampians you will see cliffs and forest. The cliffs and rough valleys provide refuge for many native animals, including birds, which are easily seen. It is one of the best places to see Australian animals. The sandy soil is ideal for native plants, making this national park famous for its spring wildflowers. There are actually flowers all year except for autumn. Even though the area receives a low rainfall per year, beautiful streambeds, waterfalls and caves have been carved into the ranges.
Price & booking
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Seven day Group guided walking holiday
Per person twin share. For those who would prefer a single room, a single supplement of $595 applies. Included six nights accommodation transfer to and from Melbourne, most food, documents package etc. See website for more detail
Cancellation and booking policy
Cancellation charges are as follows, if more than 60 days before departure, $300 per person. If 59 to14 days before departure, 40 per cent of trip price. Four to13 days before departure, 80 per cent. Four to two days before departure, 90 per cent. Less than one day before departure, 100. You may change your holiday starting date or transfer to another trip if you advise them more than 30 days prior and pay a $150 administration fee. If they cancel a guided trip due to insufficient numbers, they will advise you at least 30 days prior and you will receive a full refund.
Days of operation
Seven day Grampians hike
Departure details: 26/10/14 - 01/11/14
Seven day Grampians hike
Departure details: 05/10/15 - 11/10/15
Tour starting location
- Guided walks
- Wine tasting
Come and experience the real Australia on foot with Auswalk Walking Holidays. Do not watch it pass you by from the windows of a vehicle, get out there and be a part of it!
Auswalk Walking Holidays offer guided groups of like-minded people day hikes in fabulous national parks. There are two guides looking after each group, so you will have a choice of easier or harder walks each day. At night stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy good food and wine.
They also have self-guided walks through superb National Parks from one accommodation to the next. Walk with your own group of two or more people and start any day of the year. They can support you along the way with luggage transfers, marked maps and detailed walk notes.
Auswalk Walking Holidays can customise a trip for you, your club, group of friends or family.
Victorian destinations include the Grampians as it is the best place they know of to see native animals in the wild. There's a rich indigenous history as well as challenging hiking to magnificent rocky peaks.
Another great destination is Great Alpine Walk, traverse Victoria's high country, staying overnight in secluded alpine villages.
Great Ocean Walk is a long time favourite, this iconic track hugs the southern ocean in parts and ventures inland into the mighty forests of the Otway Ranges. You will see kangaroos while on the track.
Great South West Walk is a perfect choice for those who enjoy walking long distances on easy terrain. Highlights include the Glenelg River Gorge and the Three Capes section.
Other destinations around the country include the Flinders Ranges, Snowy Mountains and many other beautiful national parks around Australia.
Please enquire with Auswalk Walking Holidays for more information.
- Victorian Tourism Awards
Other tours by this operator
- Great Ocean Walk Partner
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land