"Grampians National Park" Top 5 Page for this destination The Grampians by leffe3

The Grampians Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 379 photos

'...a noble range of mountains, rising in the south to a stupendous height, and presenting as bold and picturesque an outline as a painter ever imagined' was how Major Thomas Mitchell described the Grampians when he first saw them in 1836, and promptly named them after the range of mountains in his Scottish homeland.

He was obviously suffering a little from home-sickness as 'stupendous height' is pushing it a little (less than 1200 metres is the highest point). However, the Grampains are a wonderful sight and the Park is a beautiful area of peaks, ranges, valleys, forests, waterfalls, lakes (natural and man-made) and an abundance of wild-life.

The park itself is some 167,000 hectares and rises majestically over the flatlands surrounding it. Its officially the 'end' of the Dividing Ranges, the mountains that sweep round the SEast corner of Australia. The Grampians are consequently part of the same range of mountains that are the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney and the Victorian High Country, further to the east of the State.

As well as an important recreational centre, 'Gariwerd' (the indigenous name for the Grampians) is an important site of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people - there are a number of rock art sites throughout the Park and Bunjil's Cave, the most sacred of Victorian Aboriginal sites, is only a few miles west of Hall's Gap and the eastern 'entrance' to the Park.

  • Last visit to The Grampians: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2005
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  • sweetie_inc's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2007 at 3:51 AM

    Nice picts of the Grampians that u have here... i hope it's as nice when i'm there in may.. cheers..

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2006 at 10:25 AM

    I loved the Grampians! except the forest was all burnt up from the Feb forest fires. Still beautiful! excellent page!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2005 at 4:02 AM

    Great tips on the Grampians...I will see how they stack up when we travel in September there :)

  • percy961's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 6:44 AM

    A cracking page Kieth, gave us some great ideas for our visit in 2006.....roll on summer.

  • stefano99's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2004 at 11:21 PM

    If you're in Victoria then you should visit the Grampians, as the area is fantastic place to relax and / or do some bushwalking.

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    Mar 28, 2004 at 9:10 AM

    The grampians have been the most rewarding spot I visited last year in Victoria... amazing landscape and fantastic hikes around Hall's Gap! Matt

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