Top Oz Tours offers a Grampians day tour from Melbourne. You can book the tour here.
The jagged and jumbled rock formations of Victoria’s Grampians look like a giant has hurled them across the landscape in a fit of rage.
Peaks rise at peculiar angles and rock ledges hang precariously over deep gorges and plunging waterfalls. The distinctive terrain is the result of an act of geological violence that took place millions of years ago. A continental shift forced what was then the ocean shoreline to move inland, buckling and folding the sandstone to form the five massive ridges that make up the Grampians — collectively known as Gariwerd to Indigenous Australians. It’s a place of strong significance to the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung First Peoples, who have maintained a close connection to the area for thousands of years.
The 168,000-hectare Grampians National Park is not only topographically diverse, but also harbours a microcosm of unique native plants and a wide variety of animals. Bushwalkers, birdwatchers, wildflower lovers, and even foodies and wine buffs will find no end of ways to keep themselves amused on a day trip or short break in the region.
Here are ten of the best things to do in the Grampians.