The Grampians National Park, Vic

14 Dec Adventure Lover’s Paradise – The Grampians National Park, Vic

Located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia, the Grampians National Park is indeed an adventurer’s paradise with its plentiful offering of beautiful waterfalls, lush forests, breathtaking scenery, mountains, remote campsites with necessary facilities (toilets and fireplaces), and over 30 hiking tracks of varying difficulties!

Attractions

The park covers more than 400,000 acres of land so there’s a lot to explore. Northwest through the Wartook Valley will take you to the famous MacKenzie falls –a series of picturesque falls where you can take a quick dip. If you are up for a challenging trek, head south to hike Mt.William –an experience that will reward you with a magnificent view from the summit. And even if you decide not to go up the mountain, the exciting walking paths in this southern area of the park all offer unbelievable views in all directions.

Campers at The Grampians National Park

Image Source: Jason O’ Donnel – flickr.com

If you want to immerse yourself in a bit of history, then you must walk through the Northern Grampians. There you will come across the Heatherlie Quarry which was once known for its rich production of freestone used in historical buildings such as Melbourne Parliament House, and in the same direction you will also find Aboriginal rock art.

Also in the northern part of the park lies Briggs Bluff which has a breathtaking lookout where you can have lunch or take Instagram-worthy snaps of your adventure. Bear in mind that trekking to Briggs Bluff can take up to 6 hours so better start early to avoid most of the heat or at least prepare for an overnight hike. Other overnight destinations within the park include Borough Huts and the Boreang Campgrounds which are remote campsites that are perfect for multi-day hikes. These two campsites are also accessible via vehicles so caravanning families can opt to stay here.

The Grampians also has something for newbies and those who seek to explore at a more leisurely pace: the Tilwinda falls is only a 45-minute walk from Troopers Creek campground and the Reed Lookout is also a 45-minute walk from the Reed Lookout carpark. Just because you’d have to trek only less than an hour doesn’t mean these two are less scenic than the other attractions! Apart from these, plenty of the 30+ tracks all over the park are mild, lush, and suitable for relaxed bush walks to and fro the camping grounds.

Where to camp

Halls Gap is the most accessible and accommodating campsite within the the Grampians. It offers facilities and dining options that families with children will appreciate. Remote campsites such as Boreang, Bugiga, and others, on the other hand are not powered and don’t have sources for drinking water (so you have to bring your own!) but have basic amenities like pit toilets, tables, and fireplaces. Campers with caravans are recommended to go to Staplyton, Borough Huts, Plantation Smiths Mill, Buandik, and Jimmy Creek. Booking is not required for these campgrounds but expect to pay a $12.50 fee per night. Keep in mind that some of these camping grounds are labeled as limited sites meaning you have to call in first to check for availability.

Source:
Top Image Source: Rexness – flickr.com
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/outdoor/adventure/2012/04/top-8-wilderness-camping-spots-in-australia
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park/things-to-do/camping
http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Grampians/Things-to-do/Outdoor-activities/Camping



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