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.
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 can be reached within 15 minutes or so from the Reed’s Lookout parking area (30 minutes return).
The Reed Lookout is right next to the parking area.
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.
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.
I warmly recommend the Meringa Springs Lodge near Wartook.
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!
Read my Travelogue about Victoria, Australia, as published in the Californian VIVID Magazine in their August/September 2011 issue.