The Grampians mountain ranges dominate the skyline, no matter which part of this large section of Western Victoria you are in. Aboriginal culture is here, as is a rich landscape interspersed with forests, river systems, streams and lakes. The towns reflect 19th century heritage and villages collectively meet visitors with a ready smile.
There are many National and State Parks, forests and reserves that offer space to explore and experience. Rugged ranges, open plains, tall forests and wildflowers. Visitors delight at the extent and accessibility of the wildlife: kangaroos and wallabies hopping down the main streets in many of our villages; roadside families of emu; snuffling echidna; nocturnal possums; and rich bird life everywhere.
Walking trails and mountain bike tracks cross the region, offering 30-minute rambles beside quiet rock pools, long-distance remote hikes and everything in between for the adventurer. Lakes are stocked with fish and offer excellent kayaking and canoeing. Mount Arapiles and the Grampians National Park are renowned for their climbing and abseiling opportunities with experienced guides happy to help the novice master these skills.
Families continue to come for the relaxed opportunities that a Grampians holiday offers. Self-contained accommodation, caravan parks and camp grounds offer a place to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are planning a larger gathering, maybe a reunion, a business training event or a retreat, why not consider one of the several accommodation facilities specifically catering for group needs.
Other accommodation available to match budgets and moods includes five-star resorts, traditional guest houses, hosted B&Bs. Along with indulgent spa, yoga and wellbeing centres, these all combine to make Grampians THE destination to relax, recharge and refresh in an environment offering the very best of natural Victoria.
The landscape of the Grampians has inspired and nurtured an artistic legacy that stretches back to the time of creation. Local Aboriginal communities Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali have documented their culture and stories of the land in the largest collection of rock art in Victoria. The landscape continues to inspire artists with regional galleries housing important collections and smaller art spaces exhibiting contemporary displays.
The wineries of the Pyrenees, Grampians and the emerging Henty wine regions have a long tradition, with over 30 cellar doors open to tempt the palate. A calendar of festivals offer an ever changing menu of music, arts, food, wine, racing and cultural events throughout the year.