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Hiking in the Grampians National Park – Western Victoria – Australia


One of regional Victoria’s leading outdoor activity centers, the Grampians National Park, offers bush walking, mountain biking and rock climbing for the energetic hiker and leisurely walks to the wanderer.

The Grampians

Comprehensive and nicely presented information is available from the Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre. It highlights indigenous culture, heritage and the natural environment of the park through impressive displays and activities.

There are more than 160 kilometers of walking tracks ranging from short, easy walks to challenging overnight expeditions for the experienced bush walker, hiker or wanderer.

Walking in the Grampians allows you to discover a variety of wonderful panoramas, secluded bush settings, rugged rock formations, waterfalls, aboriginal rock art sites and fern gullies.

The Balconies

The Balconies can be reached within 15 minutes or so from the Reed’s Lookout parking area (30 minutes return).

The Balconies in the Grampians National Park

Reed Lookout

The Reed Lookout is right next to the parking area.

Reed Lookout in the Grampions National Park, Australia

MacKenzie Falls

The MacKenzie Falls are quite spectacular! The way down from the parking site is steep and includes slippery steps, but it’s worth the strain.

MacKenzie Falls in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Beehive Falls

Spectacular waterfall after a rainfall: Beehive Falls are not quite as grand as the MacKenzie Falls but it’s also impressive. When there’s much water the way to the Boroka Outlook is not only dangerous but even blocked.

Beehive Falls in the Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia


I warmly recommend the Meringa Springs Lodge near Wartook.

Further information:

When on your way to or from the Grampians to Adelaide make sure to stop in Keith for a break at ‘Henry & Rose‘ café. You won’t regret it!

Printed Travelogue

Read my Travelogue about Victoria, Australia, as published in the Californian VIVID Magazine in their August/September 2011 issue.


Cover of Vivid Magazine and my travelogue on Victoria, Australia


About Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

1 Comment

  1. All my old favourites – but keep watching my blog for a view of the Grampians you might not have seen! And … my latest post about Port Fairy is only 1.5 hours from Halls Gap!! Thanx for dropping by my blog!!

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