The Grampians

The Halls Gap Hotel

Nice place to drink after a long day of hiking or climbing. Get a spot on the veranda or by the fire if it is cold.

The Pinnacle

1 hour. One of the best walks in the park. Amazing lookout at sunset (or sunrise if you can manage it).

MacKenzies Falls

Huge waterfalls 40 mins outside Halls Gap. From the car park, it is a short walk down to the falls. Swimming is not encouraged here.

The Balconies Lookout

Iconic lookout in the Grampians lots to see and do around here. Good for photos. From the carpark it is a short walk to the lookout giving you one of the best views in the park.

Mt William

Another great lookout especially at sunrise. This is the highest viewpoint in the park. It is worth getting up early for.

Venus Baths

A short walk from Halls Gap. Great for a swim on a hot day. Lots of little rock pools and rock slides. If the weather is dry there will be very little water so this is better in winter and spring. The pools are flanked by a small river gorge.

The Grampians Peaks Trail

A 3 day walk from Halls Gap. You can take in all the glory of this National Park. Make sure you are prepared for this one as conditions can change quickly in this area.

Hollow Mountain

Great short hiking trail in the Northern Grampians. Lovely views and interesting rock formations. Little bit of rock scrambling required. Nearby is Gulgurn Manja Shelter. An interesting spot with some Aboriginal art work and a lovely view.

Summer Day Valley

Short walk in to the best (and busiest) spot for climbing in the Grampians.

Mt Stapylton

Another popular climbing spot with a good camping ground next door. $26.80 to camp here. Lots of interesting climbs.

Mt Rosea

Climbing is about 5 mins along the Mt Rosea Walking track. Tall routes. Not for beginners.

Watch Tower

Follow the track from the carpark for some nice climbing. Within walking distance of Halls Gap.

Mt Arapiles

About 30 mins west of Horsham is Mt Arapiles, Australia's most popular rockclimbing spot. Not as beautiful as the Grampians. It has a more climber friendly atmosphere. Lots of climbing and camping.

Brambuk Bush Foods Cafe

Try the Bush Food Platter for $19 with a range of unique meats.


There are great official campgrounds throughout the Grampians. Most are quite expensive (around $38 a night) and patrolled. Free camping is acceptable and welcome.

Grampians Eco YHA

Great spot and friendly vibe at this hostel. It has a fire pit and BBQs.

Brambuk Backpackers

Great view and communal areas plus a BBQ.