Go off-road in the diverse terrain of the Grampians (Gariwerd) 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 (Gariwerd) 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.

Recommended routes

Grampians Drive

Grade: Easy to Medium
Distance from Melbourne: 286 km (approximately)
Hit the trail and take in everything from spectacular rock formations and Aboriginal rock art to misty waterfalls and vibrant wildflower displays.
Enjoy good camping and picnic opportunities, panoramic views and an excellent network of 4WD and walking tracks.

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)