The Grampians National Park (Gariwerd), a series of rugged mountain ranges to the west of Melbourne, is home to an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals and rich in natural wonders with stunning waterfalls and panoramic mountain views. This Grampians day tour includes short walks to some of our favourite spots and includes a visit to the award winning Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the people and the flora and fauna that make up this region.
Departs: Between 7:00am-8:00am Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday* and Sunday
Returns: Approximately 9:00pm (*Peak Season)
Morning Tea: En route to the Grampians stop at the charming township of Beaufort and enjoy a complimentary morning tea
Experience Aboriginal Culture: One of the world's oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges, rich in Aboriginal history. A visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, brings to life the amazing history and culture of the local Aboriginal communities
Picnic Lunch: Surrounded by the unique and enticing Grampians region
Grampians National Park: Travel straight into the heart of the Grampians National Park to the delightful town of Halls Gap
Boroka Lookout or Lake Bellfield: Stretch those legs with a walk to the breath-taking Boroka lookout or Lake Bellfield
Walk to the Spectacular Balconies: Hike to the remarkable Jaws of death and Balconies Lookout experiencing majestic views and scenery
Hike Down to an Impressive Waterfall: Visit the majestic Mackenzie or Silverband waterfalls
Aussie Wildlife Guaranteed: As you enjoy your Grampians tour, your experienced guide will point out our unique wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and a vast array of bird life - be sure to keep your eyes open!
Return to Melbourne: Stopping along the way for dinner (at own expense)
Morning tea, picnic lunch, National Park fees, courtesy inner city accommodation pickup and drop off and a friendly and informative tour guide
What you need to bring:
Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!
Pricing and Package Deal Discounts!
A) Grampians National Park and Kangaroo 1 Day Tour: $129, Child (8-12) $85 (not suitable for children under 8)
B) Fancy stopping over in Halls Gap - heart of the Grampians? Hop on/Hop off extra $40 (Accommodation not included)
Pick up and drop off available to the YHA Eco Hostel Halls Gap. Dorm rooms start at $30 per person
C) Book any 2 tours together and save $10 off the second tour.
D) Free iPod language translation
**One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer
Itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change without notice.
"We took the tour to the Grampians, and it was spectacular!! The tourist guide was excellent! he gave us enough time in every location to enjoy them (he wasn't in a hurry at all!), he told us relevant and interesting facts and information regarding the place."
Base Backpackers (17 Carlisle St) St Kilda @ 7:10am
Coffee Palace (24 Grey St) St Kilda @ 7:20am
Discovery Melbourne (167 Franklin St) Melbourne @ 7:05am
Exford Hotel (199 Russel St) Melbourne @ 7:20am
Holiday Inn (575 Flinders Lane) Melbourne @ 7:35am
Habitat HQ (333 St Kilda Road) St Kilda @ 7:15am
King Street Backpackers (197 King St) Melbourne @ 7:30am
Space Hotel (Cnr Russel St and McKenzie St) Melbourne @ 6:55am
The Nunnery (116 Nicholson St) Melbourne @ 6:55am
Urban Central (334 City Rd) Southbank @ 7:30am
YHA Melbourne Central (562 Flinders St) Melbourne @ 7:35am
YHA Melbourne Metro (78 Howard St) North Melbourne @ 6:50am
Explore Australia's ancient mountain and experience Aboriginal culture and history in this journey to the Grampians.
Rugged mountain ranges. Spectacular sandstone ridges. Fascinating wildflower displays. Panoramic landscapes of mountains and valleys. Picturesque waterfalls and exotic wildlife and vegetation. Two male kangaroos retracting their testicles whilst boxing? Yes, all this and some more if you join us in our Grampians National Park Tour.
Wonder at the natural history of how the mountain ranges of the Grampians were formed. Listen to the myths and creation tales of Gariwerd origins. Explore the colors and textures of local Aboriginal culture and appreciate the beauty and mystery of the ridges and mountain ranges.
In this Grampians National Park Tour package, we will take you to this ancient mountain range 235 km west of Melbourne. There you will relish Australia’s exotic corners that house endemic floras and faunas. We’re going to walk you through the popular viewing spots. We will also bring you to the award-winning Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Center to learn about the history of the local people and their culture. You will also gain some insights about the region's plants and wildlife.
The Grampians is home to a variety of bird and mammal species making the woodlands and the open forests the natural habitats of owls and many different kinds of nectar-feeding birds. The lowland areas are home to a large population of emus. Wildlife is all over the Grampians where you can encounter kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koalas, echidnas, gliders, and much more.
Aside from its diverse wildlife, the Grampians is also home to colorful spring wildflowers and to more than 800 indigenous plant species. Grampians Gum and Grampians Parrot-pea are only two of the twenty plant species that are endemic to the area.
There will be a thousand and one reasons why you should join us in this Grampians tour. But we want you to experience it so we'll be reserving the explanation to your eyes and sense of appreciation of nature's beauty.
Here are the highlights of the trip to the Grampians National Park:
The tour departs at 7 or 8 in the morning, and we’ll be back at around 9 in the evening.
We will have the Morning Tea as we stop by at the township of Beaufort en route to the Grampians. Be charmed by the township’s beauty as you enjoy your hot cup of tea or coffee. Don't worry about the cost because it is free. This complimentary morning tea is our way of appreciating and valuing you for joining the journey to understand our place in history and nature.
As we visit the award-winning Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Center, you will experience and learn more about Aboriginal culture and history. Over 5000 years ago the Aboriginal people occupied Gariwerd as evidenced by the surviving Aboriginal rock arts. Through the years they have developed creation stories, legends, and myths highlighting their cultural identity and indigenous traditions.
At lunch time, we will have a picnic at a place that's surrounded by the unique landscape, charming ridges, and sandstone and rock formations of the Grampians region. Food is on us. Lunch is included in this Grampians tour package. And then right after the meal, we will travel straight into the heart of the Grampians National Park. We will wind our way to the town of Halls Gap and delight in its beauty and natural wonder.
Be ready to stretch your legs for a walk to the Boroka Lookout or Lake Bellfield and enjoy some of the breathtaking views of the Grampians.
Your informative and entertaining tour guide will tell you of Australian wildlife and vegetation. Always on the lookout for kangaroos and other wild animals. Open your eyes and your ears to the songs of beautiful birds serenading you along the way. Turn off your iPods, and listen to natural, ambient music instead. Nature's music soothes your restless soul, so be ready to be refreshed and rejuvenated.
We will also take a walk to the spectacular Balconies Lookout and the Jaws of Death where you experience some majestic views of the Grampians scenery. Get your camera ready and don't withhold yourself from capturing the beauty of the Grampians' natural scenery.
Then we’ll hike down to the Mackenzie or Silverband waterfalls. Experience the majestic waterfalls and drown yourself not in the water but in the delight of nature's wonders. Listen to the music of the falling water. Calm your spirit and throw yourself down into the bosom of nature.
From the waterfalls, we will head back to Melbourne. We'll have a stop along the way for dinner. We will drop you off at your inner city hotel or from where we picked you up.
Prepare for the adventure with your camera, sunscreen, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Please wear warm and cool clothing and don’t forget to bring your rain jacket. You can also bring sufficient drinking water as you’ll be hiking from time to time. Most important is your sense of adventure.
* If you cannot find your desired pickup location, please contact our office for a more exhaustive list of locations.* It is strongly recommended that you arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes before departure time. Please be patient and do not panic if your bus is running a few minutes late. If your bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of your departure time, then contact our office on 03 9393 1300
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Went on the Grampians bus last week . I enjoyed the beautiful views and waterfalls. What a great place to visit!
I had so much fun with my partner on this 1 day grampians tour. The kangaroos and views were amazing. Thanks for making our day