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The Grampians Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 377 photos
Like many other places in Australia, the Grampians were formed by ancient upheaval and have since been eroded, mainly by water, until the shapes we see today become apparent.
Because it is not a top tier attraction it receives only a smattering of overseas tourists, yet, reminiscent of the Picos in Spain, The Grampians are immensely popular with locals and with good reason.
There are many wonderful walks and rock climbing all year round along with festivals and a sporting icon in Australia, the Stawell Gift, a handicapped foot race for professional runners.
In springtime (particularly October) the wildflowers are out on display, something that attracts birdlife and you can get free tours from the wildflower centre next door to the tourist office in Halls Gap, the central and most popular town for tourists visiting the Grampians.
There is also a wildlife park and a base for rock climbing, abseiling and mountain bikes.
The Grampians are known for their rock climbing, Mt. Aripiles being the most famous. This is real upside down,... more travel advice
Coming from Warrnambool or Port Fairy your introduction to the ranges is reasonably dramatic and certainly enticing.... more travel advice
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