"Visit the Grampians." Australia Things to Do Tip by margaretvn

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  • Grampians - Australia
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  • McKenzie Falls - Australia
      McKenzie Falls
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Is in Victoria, 260 kilometres from Melbourne and 460 kilometres from Adelaide. The sandstone ranges of the Grampians were formed millions of years ago when sandy sediments were tilted, lifted up and then worn down to form the parallel north-south ranges we see today. The Grampians have almost 900 native plant species, we didn't see all 900 (well I didn't count them all) but it is a beautiful, interesting, and colourful place. Apart from flowers and plants the animal life in the Grampians makes it worth a visit. Kangaroos, possums, gliders echidnas and koalas are common and there are almost 200 species of bird.
There is a big visitors centre 2,5 kilometres south of Halls Gap shopping centre on the Dunkeld road. It has very informative displays about the park. There is also an audio-visual presentation, which is very interesting and is shown regularly.
There are several scenic drives to do in the Park, plus 160 kilometres of walking tracks. Many of them are sign-posted and most are very easy to follow. The walk to the McKenzie Falls is beautiful and takes between 2-3 hours. It starts at Zumstein and goes to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria.

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  • Updated May 8, 2004
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