Cross paths with a dazzling array of native flowers in the Grampians. Once described as the 'garden of Victoria', the region is home to more than one third of Victoria's flora.
Visit in spring to see the canola fields in full bloom, adding a bright yellow backdrop to the landscape's stunning wildflowers.
The first displays of flowers usually appear in the north, where grasslands support eremophila and the open woodlands have their own displays of orchids, flowering shrubs and trees. For the best views, head to the areas around Heatherlie Quarry, Mount Zero and Mount Stapylton, and along Pohlners Road and Roses Gap to Mount Zero Road.
In the Wartook Valley, admire late winter displays of massed acacia along Roses Gap Road that are replaced by miles of Grampians thryptomene in spring, when tiny white blossoms turn to delicate pinks and light browns.
For more great displays, venture along Pohlners Road, Lodge Road and Rose Creek Road, and around the Asses Ears. On foot, the Zumsteins–MacKenzie River walk and the walks to the Balconies and to MacKenzie Falls Lookout are well worth a wander.