What To Expect
Departing from Melbourne in the morning, enjoy a scenic ride through Western Plains of Victoria on the way to the historic Ballarat. Ballarat boomed in the 1850's with the widespread discovery of gold in the district. Learn about the district's history as you enjoy a lovely morning tea at the site of the infamous Eureka Rebellion. Continuing on the drive through the impressive western volcanic plains, pass through the town of Moyston, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football.
Arrive at the foot of the Grampians Range or Gariwerd in the local Jardwadjali language. Immerse yourself in the Australian bush with a gentle stroll to the delightful Silverband Falls.
Make your way into the township of Halls Gap for a delightful lunch. Keep an eye open for the local kangaroos and abundant bird-life that can be seen in the main street.
After lunch, head to the Wonderland Turntable for a short hike to the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the high rising rock walls, crisscrossed with layering and fault lines, showcasing the area's unique geology. Stunning panoramas await at Reeds Lookout which overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley.
Next stop is MacKenzies Falls. No trip to the Grampians would be complete without a visit to these majestic falls. Marvel as water cascades down over the rocks, set in a gorge surrounded by eucalyptus forest. Walk the Bluff trail along the top of the cliffs to the panoramic viewpoint of the falls or journey down the stairs to the base of the steep gorge and gaze up at this truly impressive waterfall.
Then, visit Boroka Lookout. Savor the picturesque views of the surrounding region overlooking the town of Halls Gap and further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond. Make your way back into Halls Gap for a final opportunity to spot some of the area's wild kangaroo population before beginning our return to Melbourne.
A dinner stop (at own expense) will be made on the return trip to Melbourne. After dinner, you may enjoy the use of the complimentary onboard Wi-Fi and then take in the stunning view of the illuminated city. With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you'll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
Pick-up from selected hotels in Melbourne city-center
Deluxe coach transfers with tour commentary
Free use of WiFi onboard coach
National park entrance fee
Morning tea at the Eureka Stockade Memorial in Ballarat
Lunch at Halls Gap
Silverband and MacKenzies Falls visit
Reed Lookout and Boroka Lookout visit
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children under 4 years are free of charge, provided that parent or guardian is prepared to carry child on their lap in the event all other seats are occupied.
Pick up times start from 07:00. Please reconfirm 24 hours prior to your tour date to receive your specific pick-up time.
A moderate level of physical fitness is required on some walks for this tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
11 hours and 30 minutes
4 hours and 30 minutes