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The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

262km west of Melbourne | 2 - 5 days

The drive to The Grampians (Gariwerd) from Melbourne takes about four hours. There are many attractions to explore on the way such as the Pyrenees and Grampians wine regions and olive oil producers, and the trip could easily be stretched to three or more days. 

Jaw-dropping views, misty mornings, romantic sunsets, rugged rock formations, waterfalls and rock pools – The Grampians are incredibly photogenic especially at dawn and dusk, the magic hour. 

After exploring the Grampians you can return to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road, or continue on to Adelaide via the Melbourne to Adelaide drive itinerary.

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Boroka lookout. Photo: milmow via IG

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Harvest at Red Rock Olives

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Rock climbing, the Grampians. Photo: southernboulder via IG

The best way to take in the beauty of the Grampians is on some of the many spectacular walks. The Grampians are known for the beauty and variety of their wildflowers. They are most colourful from August to November. Wildlife here is prolific and you will see emus, kookaburras, kangaroos, cockatoos and maybe an echidna.

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Cockatoo. Photo: saaabl via Instagram

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Echidna, The Grampians. Photo: zarzarmcnally via IG

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Kookaburra, The Grampians. Photo: dniemiecki via IG

For a visual impression of the Grampians watch the 1 minute video. 

Ararat and Great Western (East)

As you approach The Grampians from Melbourne, you will pass through some magnificent wine country and the towns of Ballarat and Ararat.

Highlights

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Emu, the Grampians. Photo: clairewaldron89 via IG

Noteworthy Wineries

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Best's Wines, Great Western. 

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Montara wines, The Grampians. Photo: leighclarnette via IG

Halls Gap (Central and North Grampians)

Halls Gap is at the heart of the Grampians where you can stock up on supplies, enjoy a great cup of coffee, a meal, and some local produce, and browse the art and Aboriginal culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Venus baths. Photo: lingko via IG

moora moora Reservoir. the Grampians. georgie mann photos
Moora Moora Reservoir. Photo: Georgie_mann_photos via IG

taylors lake, The Grampians
Taylors Lake, The Grampians. Photo: leighoconnell via IG

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Kangaroo. The Grampians. Photo: Balloo_n via IG

WALKS

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McKenzie Falls, The Grampians. Photo: kris_penn via IG

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The Grampians.  Photo: annikeneu via IG

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The Grampians. Photo: mitch_smith via IG

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Reed Lookout, The Grampians. Photo: debrasicklinger via IG

Hamilton and Dunkeld (South)

Highlights

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Nigretta Falls, The Grampians, Victoria. Photo: 55chris via IG

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A scenic drive in The Grampians, Victoria. Photo: Georgie_mann_photos

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Mt William summit, the Grampians, Victoria. Photo: lukeee241 via IG

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Mt. Abrupt, the Grampians, Victoria. Photo: greens_pics via IG

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View from Mt Rouse, The grampians, Victoria. Photo: volcanojulie via IG

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The kitchen garden of the Royal Mail Hotel. Photo: global_salsa via IG

Where to Stay

In the Grampians National Park there are plenty of campgrounds that are campervan friendly. Facilities are basic. Bring your own drinking water. Within the towns in and around the Grampians, you'll find private-run tourist parks with full facilities. All are mapped on the google map below with links to their website.

In the Grampians National Park

The following two campsites are first come first served and are FREE.

The following five campsites require a reservation and payment. They are listed from North to South.

Grampians Tourist Parks

The following list is private-owned tourist parks with a fuller range of facilities for caravans, tents and campervans. The following are highly rated (4 stars or more).

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Canola fields. The Grampians. Photo: edwinaaff via IG

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Above the clouds. The Grampians. Photo: kieranstoneau via IG

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Driving through the mist. The Grampians. Photo: kyles_79 via IG

Starry night sky, The Grampians. siegelalison
Starry night sky, The Grampians. Photo: siegelalison via IG

Campervan Hire

At Camperman, if you hire your campervan in Melbourne, you can drop it off in Adelaide, Sydney and many other cities around Australia.

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