A Natural Escape: Top 3 Things To Do At The Grampians
So much natural beauty can be found just three hours west of Melbourne at Grampians National Park, commonly referred to as The Grampians. Known for its spectacular mountain ranges, it’s the perfect place to truly experience the outdoors. The activities are plentiful but woman with drive have tailored it to three top picks at The Grampians when all you want to do – or all you need – is a weekend away to disconnect from the digital world.
The most popular hike in the park that will take you about 2-2.5 hours minimum to complete. Be prepared to work to reach the top with comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and a bottle of water. When you reach the top the views will be well worth it.
For not too much effort but just as impressive views, Boroka Lookout is just where you need to go. It’s an easy 5 minute stroll from the carpark so not much effort is needed at all. Watch the sunrise here with stunning views of the Mt William Range, Wonderland Range, Fyans Valley, Lake Bellfield and the plains to the east of the Grampians.
One of the largest and most impressive of the waterfalls in Victoria, and a must when travelling to the Grampians. The walk is about 1 hour and 30 minutes return and easy going down, but a little more challenging travelling back up. There’s no swimming allowed at Mackenzie Falls but just hanging by the free flowing water will make your afternoon a lot more relaxing.
The decision to extend your stay a little while longer may make its way into your agenda.
WHERE TO STAY
Our top pick: The Premier Deluxe Mountain View Room at the luxurious Royal Mail Hotel.
The Deluxe Mountain View Rooms have recently been refurbished with heated floor tiles, rain showers and private verandahs overlooking The Grampians National Park. Spotting a few kangaroos jumping around right in your backyard wouldn’t be a surprise! A la carte breakfasts’ are all included in your stay, and while you’re there, dinner at the Royal Mail Hotel restaurant is one not to miss – recently awarded 2 hats and offering a nature-based cuisine focusing on quality locally sourced produce.
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