If the Grampians were a play it would be a drama of epic proportions 500 million years in the making. Fabulous escarpements, dramatic vistas punctuated by waterfalls, valleys and unique rock formations. Remnants of an even larger drama, volcanic eruptions, played out as little as 10,000 years ago. This is an oasis of mountains jutting dramatically from the surrounding plains, the Grampians offers exciting hiking amongst these magnificent mountains.
The local Aboriginal people call the area "Gariwerd", meaning "pointed mountains". With Auswalk you'll soon see why as range after range dramatically unfolds into your view. Evocatively named rock formations punctuate the walking route. There's Venus Baths, the Elephants Hide, Echo Cave, Silent Street, the Grand Canyon and the Pinnacle. The summit of Mt Rosea is a big tick item.
In spring time, the spray from picturesque waterfalls provide life-giving moisture for delicate fern gardens, and the area comes alive with masses of colourful wildflowers.
The numerous cliffs and valleys provide refuge for a huge variety of native animals - it's one of the best places to see large numbers of kangaroos, wallabies, deer, emu and colourful native birds in the wild.
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 Auswalk Walking Holidays cancel a guided trip due to insufficient numbers, Auswalk Walking Holidays will advise you at least 30 days prior and you will receive a full refund.
Days of operation
Seven day Grampians hike
Departure details: 05/10/15 - 11/10/15
Seven day Grampians hike
Departure details: 12/11/16 - 18/11/16
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 easy or hard walks each day. At night stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy good food and wine.
Auswalk Walking Holidays 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. You will be supported 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 to see native animals in the wild. There is 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.
Other tours by this operator
- Great Ocean Walk Partner
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land