is a popular long weekend or week long destination from Melbourne
and travellers in general. The park offers some fantastic scenery, wildflowers
, walking and climbing opportunities and has a number of bush camp
sites and plenty of room. For the 4WDer, there are a myriad of 4WD tracks to travel.
In January 2006 a large bushfire swept through the central part of the Grampians National Park
. Environmental regeneration and the recovery of park facilities are well underway. Most roads and walking tracks are open, however those that do remain closed need further safety and recovery works undertaken.
Before visiting always check for current updates and information at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap
, Phone: (03) 5361 4000
How to Use this Trek Note
Click the "Map" tab below to see the route we've provided. Icons on the map are the POIs you'll need for navigation purposes. Be sure to check the list of Nearby Places
on each POI page.
If you'd like to save this information there are a couple of ways to go about it, depending on what you're actually after:-
- Ideal solution - download the ExplorOz Traveller App from Google Play or the App Store. The app enables you to carry the ExplorOz Places, Treks, & Maps data offline in your mobile device ready for your adventures. It is a complete mapping, navigation and tracking app. For more details, read our ExplorOz Traveller page.
- You can print a paper copy of the text using the print icon button shown above, near the social media buttons. For the best output it is advised to open each tab/section to load all images and artwork. You will still need to click open each Place page (listed in Where to Stay, What to See) to print off all available information.
- If you have a Hema Navigator or use Mapping Software such as OziExplorer, or TrackRanger AND you are an ExplorOz Member, then you can click the Download Trek button at the top of this page to obtain the raw data files (eg. GPX) for this Trek.
- If you're not a Member, or you'd like to batch download the entire Treks database you can obtain this by buying a product called EOTreks Route Files from our online shop.
The history of the Grampians
dates back some 5,000 years ago when it was home to the Aboriginals. The Grampians
were named in 1836 by NSW Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell
who thought the ranges reminded him of his home in Scotland. As European settlement
grew, the Grampians
became an excellent source of water for farming and domestic purposes. In the early days, they were also an excellent source of timber, gold and quarrying. Declared in 1984, the Grampians National Park
is a 167,000 hectare park and is home for almost a third of Victoria
's plant species.