Grampians National park is located in Victoria, 260km north west of Melbourne. Renowned for grand and rugged mountain ranges and spectacular scenic views, the 168000 hectare park is a great place for outdoor activities including; bushwalking, picnicking, rock climbing, fishing, photography, camping and cycling
The park has a diverse and rich human history. Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Aboriginal people sustained indigenous lifestyles in and around the Gariwerd (the indigenous name for Grampians) mountains and valleys for thousands of years.
There are five main ranges; Victoria, Serra, Mount William, Mount Difficult and Wonderland. These serrated looking ranges are the result of earth movements over millions of years.
The Park’s natural and cultural history can be seen in more detail at the Grampians National Park Visitor Centre and Brambuk Aboriginal Cultual Centre both located in the small town of Halls Gap, which is the gateway to the central Grampians, very popular with visitors especially during the summer months.
Overlooking Halls Gap and Fyans Valley, Wonderland Range is in the heart of the National Park. From the naturally sculptured cliffs of the Grand Canyon and Silent Street, through forests of wildflowers and fern, Wonderland lives up to its name. The Pinnacle, a high rocky lookout, is a popular visitor destination that can be reached by foot only from the main carpark.
Mount William is the highest point in the park at 1167m. Stunted eucalytps give way to fantastic views of the mountain ranges and open plain. Late spring through to summer bring out wildflowers of the sub-alpine medow. The exposed summit is prone to cold and windy conditions with snow possible even in summer.