Grampians National Park & Surrounds
At the Grampians, you can feel the history in the earth as Mother Nature’s work towers above you. Each year more than a million visitors come to explore rock-dominated landscapes and wildflower blooms. There’s a heady mix of ageless Aboriginal culture and early European settlement. An abiding sense of adventure enlivens it all.
The view that awaits you at the end of this steep trail is spectacular. Enormous torrents of water cascade over huge cliffs into a deep pool, sending fine sprays of rainbow mist high into the air above a stunning gorge.
Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
This impressive centre brings to life the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Aboriginal communities of South-Western Victoria, and offers visitors a range of activities and tours as well as information on Aboriginal cultural heritage, local rock art sites and the Grampians National Park.
Wartook Valley and Halls Gap are just two of the early morning and late afternoon spots where visitors are virtually guaranteed to see grazing kangaroos, roaming emus and a myriad of other species. Keep your cameras on hand!
It is no surprise that the Grampians region, famous for its mountainous and rugged scenery, also has a number of spectacular scenic lookouts. Chataqua Peak or the more challenging Boronia Peak walks, both overlooking Halls Gap offer unbeatable views of the Grampians National Park.
Visit the underground "drives" housing hundreds of thousands of bottles of sparkling wine at Great Western, or visit some of the many above ground wineries spread around the Grampians, the Pyrenees and the Henty regions.
Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre
Tells the story of the amazing alluvial gold discovery at Ararat by prospectors from Southern China. Discover the fun and delight of gold panning, try your hand at calligraphy, learn about the Chinese language and play traditional Chinese games. A truly interactive experience for visitors of all ages.
With six sites of international significance and 14 of national significance, this area is Australia’s most extensive volcanic region. The Kanawinka Geopark includes the Byaduk Caves near Hamilton. Other key features are Mt Eccles, Mt Napier, Mt Elephant, Tower Hill, Wannon and Nigretta Falls.
Hamilton Art Gallery
For the best gallery experience in Australia, discover Hamilton’s diverse, historic and contemporary collections in six modern galleries. Enjoy exhibitions of silver, porcelain, glass, oriental ceramics, European and Australian paintings and prints. The collection of 8,000 artworks is complemented with an excellent program of touring exhibitions.
The Grampians region has an abundance of adventure activities for the whole family. Rockclimbing, quad biking safaris, horse trail rides and bush walking are all on offer.
The Grampians is one of Australia's richest and most diverse flora areas, from sub-alpine forest, shrub woodland, heathlands and swamps to riverine. A third of Victoria's wildflowers are found in the Grampians and spring is when they are at their peak and can be seen along most roadsides.