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Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking
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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the history and beauty of Grampians National Park on this full-day trip from Melbourne. Climb to the top of Boroka Lookout and other natural vista points for sweeping valley views, and bushwalk through the parklands to explore diverse habitats and spot local wildlife such as kangaroos. Learn about the area’s original inhabitants with a visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and admire the cascading rush of waterfalls.
  • Full-day tour to Grampians National Park, from Melbourne
  • Get great photo ops of the spectacular Balconies rock formation
  • Learn about local aboriginal culture and rock art sites at Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 24 people allows for a more personalized experience
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Admission to Grampians National Park
Australian wildlife sightings, guided bush walks (2 hours in total)
Experienced local driver guide to assist you throughout the day
Comprehensive live commentary in a fun and social atmosphere
Air-conditioned mini-coach travel, small group touring experience
Any meals not indicated
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Immigration Museum , 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Our main meeting point for this tour will be Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. Alternatively, if you wish to change your pickup location please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.

  • Grampians , Grampians VIC 3314, Australia

    We offer pickups within the Grampians Halls Gap, for more information contact our reservations team on +61393931333.

  • 7:35 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    Grampians National Park offers visitors a chance to connect with diverse landscapes, native wildlife, and aboriginal history. In the early morning, make your way to central Melbourne to meet your guide and board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus. Stop to purchase morning tea and snacks midway through the drive to the park.

    Get your first introduction to the dramatic Grampians landscape at Halls Gap Valley then head straight to the Boroka Lookout, where you can admire spectacular views of the eastern plains. A moderately challenging hike through the surrounding landscape leads you to the glorious cascade of MacKenzie Falls. Feel free to cool off with a dip in the pool at the base of the falls.

    Another short hike takes you to Balconies Lookout, where you can see a rock formation shaped like an open mouth known as the ‘Jaws of Death.’

    Stop in the nearby town of Halls Gap to purchase lunch, and then continue on to Reed Lookout for more impressive views.

    Finally, visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the area’s indigenous people. Explore interactive displays and maps that will help you appreciate the abundance of aboriginal rock art scattered throughout the park.

    After a packed day of exploring, sit back and relax on the return drive to Melbourne. Stop for dinner along the way (own expense), and be dropped off back at the original departure point in the late evening.

    Please note: In the event that MacKenzie Falls is inaccessible due to weather, you will visit Silverband Falls instead.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Grampians National Park
    As you drive through the Grampians your experienced guide may have the opportunity to point out our unique wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and a vast array of birdlife and seasonal native wildflowers. Travel straight into the heart of the Grampians National Park to the delightful town of Halls Gap, then off to stretch those legs with a walk through the breath-taking Wonderland Ranges.
    Duration: 5 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Beaufort Visitor Information Centre
    En route to the Grampians stop at the township of Beaufort and enjoy your morning tea.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre
    Travel straight into the heart of the Grampians National Park to the delightful town of Halls Gap, then off to stretch those legs with a walk through the breath-taking Wonderland Ranges.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Boroka Lookout
    We make our way to the most scenic lookout within the Grampians National Park, with panoramic views over Halls Gap and the eastern rangers.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    MacKenzie Falls
    Then relax at the base of Australia's most inspiring waterfall Mackenzie Falls (alternatively Silverband Falls or Beehive Falls).
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    The Balconies
    Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death and Balconies Lookout experiencing majestic views and scenery, featured in the famous Japanese Animation ‘Princess Mononoke’.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Brambuk The National Park & Cultural Centre
    You stop for a break in Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians for lunch before a visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This Centre brings to life the amazing history, art and culture of the local aboriginal communities.
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks
    • Please bring sunscreen, water bottle, hat and sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 6 years, due to the length of walks and for safety reasons
    • Not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and younger.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Autopia Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks provided for travellers
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Grampians Great Wilderness Escape Day Trip with Hiking.

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    • "Perfect for quiet time or a group activity as per personal choice." See review

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    star-4
    Over all good
    Varkha_L
    , Jun. 2019
    The van seat was not very comfortable and could not recline to take a break. The tour was overall good. Kids were excited
    icon Response from Host , Jun. 2019
    Hi, and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear your kids were excited and you liked the tour. While we aim to be transparent in our vehicle sizes and do not claim them to have the highest comfort level, we do find that the small bus offers many advantages, such as access to areas big buses could not enter, and having a very high safety record. It is also a great vehicle for the driver-guide to be able to connect with a small group. However, the flip side of this is, that these smaller buses do not offer the reclining seats afforded by a coach. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you on our tours again!
    star-5
    Awesome Itinerary and very well Organised!
    Alolika_M
    , Apr. 2019
    Really enjoyed a very well planned and informative trip with Jerry as our guide. Great small group. Perfect for quiet time or a group activity as per personal choice.
    star-5
    This trip was amazing! We were at...
    Craig C
    , Mar. 2018
    This trip was amazing! We were at some beautiful lookouts, saw great waterfalls, wild kangaroos and wallabies and had a lot of fun. Our tourguide Tara was great, enthusiastic and explained a lot. I would highly recommend this tour!
    star-4
    A good opportunity to see the...
    Dmitry D
    , Jan. 2018
    A good opportunity to see the Grampian Mountains. However, in my opinion, a lot of time was spent on a less interesting walk in the forest before reaching the mountains. It would be better to have more trekking in the mountains themselves. The guide was good
    star-3
    It was OK, but I'd like to spend...
    Marina L
    , Oct. 2015
    It was OK, but I'd like to spend more time in walking and seeing more waterfalls. Also, the bus was very old and with bad stereo system - we could barely hear our guide.
    star-4
    Very good tour but please note that...
    Deborah C
    , Oct. 2015
    Very good tour but please note that it's not quite a hiking excursion.
    star-2
    Tour guide was great but its an...
    Megan R
    , Jun. 2015
    Tour guide was great but its an expernsive trip considering it only includes transport and guide
    star-4
    Tina, the driver/guide was...
    Victor
    , Jan. 2015
    Tina, the driver/guide was fantastic. We went on a 38°C day and she entertained us well throughout the journey. The scenery on each look out point is beyond breathtaking. Warning: A moderate level of fitness is required for McKenzie Falls. Other attractions just involve walking on leveled ground, but for a certain amount of distance. Remember to bring Gatorade to hydrate yourself! Cheers.

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