The Grampians in the state of Victoria is a region about three hours away from Melbourne that has become famous over the years as a vacation spot for the nature-loving and the outdoorsy. Being one of the earliest parts of the state of Victoria to be populated, the Grampians has a rich heritage. Each building in the little towns and each landmark you pass along the way will have and interesting story to tell. The breathtakingly beautiful scenery is an added bonus to an already interesting area, and will leave you stunned both during the day and night, as the visions of rapture burst out against the panorama of sky high mountains, dark green treetops and a sky painted in shades of blue, crimson and yellow that you have never seen before. Read on to find out how a trip to the Grampians can enrich your life;
When Amidst Wildlife
If you enjoy watching the slow but purposeful walk of wild animals in their natural habitat, then you have come to the right place. The Grampian National Park is the best place for spotting wildlife and even for birdwatching. Witness the sight of the wild animals as they come to graze on the valleys and drink water at the springs and streams of the park. You can also visit the Halls Gap Zoo to watch the orca show or to visit the petting zoo with the kids.
A Home amongst the Tall Trees
With the Grampians and its towns becoming popular holiday destinations, accommodation in Halls Gap and other small towns has become more available for weekend use or long stays during the vacation seasons. There are so many different types of accommodation to choose from, ranging between private villas to single bedrooms.
You can have your pick from the sprinkling of hotels and villas scattered among the tall old trees on the mountain tops of the Grampians. Accommodation in Halls Gap especially is very popular among visitors to the region as they are both quietly luxurious and furtively relaxing houses.
Above and Beyond the Flume
The Grampians are most popular for the spectacular collection of lookout spots and high cliffs spread throughout the area, of which The Flume is the lookout point which provides the most stunning view of the land below. It has been used for centuries as the viewpoint from which visitors and residents alike take a look at the vast spread of prime Victorian territory as far as the eye can see. If you take a pair of binoculars with you, you will be able to see the vehicles driving down the paths winding through the hills, and the small towns bustling with activity.