See why adventurers have been coming to the Grampians since the mid-19th century, and sign up for your own outdoor adventure. Choose from hiking and rock-climbing, kayaking and canoeing, cycling and four-wheel driving, or get out for a round of golf.

The Grampians by foot

Traverse the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park on a relaxing walk, stopping at scenic lookouts and spotting native animals, or on a challenging hike along rocky escarpments, to ancient rock art sites and remote campsites. For a walk to remember, take the path up through the Grampians' Grand Canyon to the sweeping views and unique rock formations of The Pinnacle. The Balconies, a short walk from Reed Lookout, is another great option. Avid adventurers will love the Grampians Peaks Trail, a multi-day hike taking in The Pinnacle and Mount Rosea.

On the golfing green

Swing into action at Horsham Golf Club, one of the best public courses in Victoria with an undulating course on a natural sandbelt. Test yourself at creekside Stawell Golf Club's natural bush setting. Discover excellent Santa Ana Couch fairways and manicured greens at Chalambar Golf Club near Ararat, and avoid the bunkers and pines at Hamilton Golf Club. Share the course with wildlife at Grampians Golf Club at the base of Mount Abrupt, a short drive from Dunkeld, and below the mountain at Mount Difficult Golf Course, Halls Gap.

Up and down the rock faces

Scale the face of rock-climbing and abseiling haven, Mt Arapiles. Learn the ropes from the professionals, or pit your well-honed rock-climbing experience against climbers from all over the world. Try your hand at some of the other rock-faces in the Grampians National Park, like the popular Mount Rosea. Pitch your tent in the campground and choose from a wide range of routes up the cliff. 

On the water and beyond

Combine a kayaking or canoeing adventure at remote mountain lakes and rivers with a camping expedition or a biking adventure. Bring your mountain bike or hire one locally to explore the region. The wide streets of the regional centres are ideal for a casual cycle.

Four-wheel drives and gliders

Deviate from the beaten track by four-wheel drive in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, and see a carpet of springtime wildflowers among the hundreds of kilometres of sandy tracks on a four-wheel-drive safari through Little Desert National Park.

Prefer to take to the skies? Get a bird's-eye view of the spectacular scenery on a gliding experience from the Ararat airfield.

As a precaution, ensure you're always well prepared and equipped – and know your limitations.


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