Circumnavigate the incomparable Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park on our self-drive Grampians getaway. Duck in and out of the park over three days to witness the magnificence of the countless attractions and find the best of what lies on its doorstep. Start your journey in Halls Gap and wind your way through the majestic mountains and Indigenous Australian rock art sites, stopping along the way to enjoy unforgettably rugged scenery, deliciously fresh local produce, award-winning wines and a variety of dining experiences.
Base yourself in Halls Gap, the heart of the Grampians. Feel the scale of the surrounding landscape and discover the ancient history of the area traditionally known as Gariwerd.
Delve into the dreamtime stories of the local indigenous people at the architecturally fascinating Brambuk – the National Park and Cultural Centre. You'll see enthralling displays of art and artefacts. Join a tour with Aboriginal guides to visit rock art sites and to learn about local Aboriginal culture and the land's spiritual significance.
Over 160 kilometres of walking tracks encircle Halls Gap, so stretch your legs and take a wander to the stunning MacKenzie Falls, where water cascades over huge cliffs into a deep pool and sends fine sprays of rainbow mist high into the air above a stunning gorge.
You can also make your way to Boroka Lookout to take in the panoramic views of the Grampians' rugged landscape, or tackle the Pinnacle Walks for more unbelievable views. Get up close to native wildlife at the Halls Gap Zoo.MacKenzie FallsLakes & waterwaysSee the iconic MacKenzie Falls, one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria, flowing year-round in the Grampians National Park.Brambuk: The National Park and Cultural CentreArts & cultureLearn about the flora and fauna of the region and explore Aboriginal culture in the natural oasis of the Grampians/Gariwerd National Park.Scenic lookoutsNature & wildlifeSet off down striking sandstone ridges and between unusual rock formations to behold the awe-inspiring Grampians region stretching out before you.Halls Gap ZooWildlife, zoos & farmsGet up close to more than 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds, including endangered species, at Victoria's largest regional zoo.Grampians National ParkNational parks & reservesDiscover grand and rugged mountain ranges, spectacular wildflowers and a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park.
Continue to travel around the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, taking in the towns of Moyston – known for being the birthplace of Australian Rules Football – and Pomonal, a village surrounded by rolling green hills that's famous for its native flowers and orchids.
Stop by farm gates to fill up the car boot with local produce including olives, herbs and fresh fruit from the orchard on Lake Fyans Tourist Road. Be sure to grab a bag of hazelnuts at Grampians Grove and stock up on high quality olives at Red Rock Olives. Satisfy a hunger at the farm gate cafe before continuing to Dunkeld, home of the famous foodie haven the Royal Mail Hotel. Indulge with a degustation at its fine dining restaurant Wickens, or relax at Parker Street Project, its casual diner.Red Rock OlivesLocal producePop in for high-grade, locally pressed olive oil, table olives and other signature products including olive salt and a range of artisan vinegars.Wickens at Royal Mail HotelRestaurantsIndulge in a five- or eight-course chef's tasting menu with sublime wines and views of the Southern Grampians. Awarded two hats by Good Food Guide 2020.PomonalDestinationsWake up and smell the wildflowers in picturesque Pomonal, the Grampians region's garden of floral delights, on a nature walk or a stroll around town.
Loaded up with baked treats and local produce it's time to depart Dunkeld and press on to Wartook Valley, the Grampians' natural amphitheatre.
Hit the nearby trails for a spot of bushwalking and keep an eye out for friendly wildlife and native fauna. Get the adrenaline pumping with a range of adventure activities. Horse riding and fishing opportunities abound, while rev heads will love a quad bike tour of the valley. Hook up with Absolute Outdoors Australia for rock climbing and abseiling escapades, whether you're a seasoned pro or a less-experienced climber.
Bring the heart rate back down with a picnic by MacKenzie River, tucking into the local produce bounty you've collected on your way around the Grampians and taking a moment to soak up all the stunning scenery that surrounds.