The Grampians is one of the most picturesque places you can visit within Victoria, with breathtaking views to accompany the myriad things to see and do in this neck of the woods.
Halls Gap to Pomonal
Start your journey at Halls Gap – a small town with a big personality that’ll no doubt pack a punch. Immerse yourself in the fascinating dreamtime stories of the local Indigenous people in Brambuk, and then embark on a stroll out to the mesmerising Mackenzie Falls.
Pomonal to Willaura
From Pomonal, it’s 48 kilometres to Willaura, a place for the history buffs. During World War II, it was the home of soldier settlement farms and then some years later, the town cemented itself as one of the best places in western Victoria for crop development.
Willaura to Glenthompson
Next on the list is Glenthompson, a town with a population of just a couple of hundred! Local brickworks throughout Glenthompson have made the town a spectacle.
Glenthompson to Dunkeld
The picturesque Dunkeld is next along the Grampians Way, and is the gateway to the southern Grampians. The striking views of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt will captivate you, so make sure you get the camera ready!
Dunkeld to Cavendish
Another major stop along the Grampians Way, Cavendish is a haven for settler’s secrets, especially if you put your ear close to the Wannon River.
Cavendish to Brimpaen
Brimpaen might be small but there’s still plenty to explore! Start off by visiting the Grampians Mountain Adventure Company where rock climbing and abseiling professionals will give help deliver a unique view of the Grampians National Park and Mount Arapiles.
Brimpaen to Dadswells Bridge
Located on the Western Highway, Dadswells Bridge has the Grampians mountain range as the picturesque backdrop. Not only can you enjoy the incredible views, the Mount William Creek Nature Trail plays host to a wide range of wildlife.
Dadswells Bridge to Halls Gap
Unfortunately, this is the home stretch to cap off an unbelievable journey. Despite it being the end, there is still a lot to see in Halls Gap, so if you didn’t have time at the start to explore everything, now is the perfect chance to do so or revisit things you didn’t get time for, or missed, at the start.
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