Located in the west of Victoria, the Grampians are a popular natural attraction famous as a collection of sandstone mountain ranges. Stretching all the way to the South Australia border, the Grampians is named after a National Park and is one of the most amazing natural attractions in the state, attraction more than one million visitors annually. The region also encompasses the towns of Halls Gap, Hamilton and Horsham and is a popular holiday destination.
Home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and mountainous forests, the Grampians National Park spans 160,000 hectares along the western end of the Great Dividing Range. A popular bushwalking destination, the park is also home to a variety of native wildlife and encompasses the Serra Range, Victoria Range, Mt Difficult Range and Mt William Range. Home to some absolutely breathtaking lookouts and scenic walking tracks, the main attraction of the park is its amazing collection of historic Aboriginal sites.
Situated within the National Park, Halls Gap is a small town and popular holiday destination home to a number of cafes and shops. Surrounded by the rocky peaks of the Wonderland Ranges and Mount William, the town is also home to the Halls Gap Picnic Reserve, Stony Creek and Lake Bellfield. The larger, nearby towns of Stawell and Ararat are also within a short drive of Halls Gap.
From Halls Gap visitors can enjoy a scenic route northwest towards Horsham, taking in beautiful views from Boroka Lookout off Mt Difficult Road as well as the Moora Moora Reservoir and Lake Wartook from Reed Lookout. If you have the time, it’s definitely worth detouring along Wartook Road to visit the largest waterfall in the Grampians, MacKenzie Falls. There is also a walking track to a lookout above the falls, a rock pool at the best of the falls and Broken Falls. One the way to Horsham, the main road passes through Zumstein Picnic Area which is ideal for a picnic lunch and spotting local wildlife including the resident kangaroos.