The Grampians region is famous for its rocky terrains, ancient Aboriginal rock art, and scenic views of nature. People who love hiking and camping take trips there all the time and stay in Grampians cabins. However, the Grampians is not just for outdoorsy people. There are plenty of cultural and educational activities to do there as well.
If you’re planning a trip to the Grampians, here are the top things to do for fun and leisure:
Hike the Grampians Peak Trail
Best for fit and energetic people, the Grampians mountain range is a wonderful place to hike. The rock formations and ancient Aboriginal art are majestic. It can get slippery when it’s raining, though, so hikers are advised to be careful. At the end of the trail, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view from the Pinnacle, a popular lookout. You can stay in Grampians cabins in Australia after your hike and relax after a tiring excursion.
Enjoy the cascading MacKenzie Falls
Although swimming is not permitted, you can still admire the beautiful MacKenzie Falls from afar. The observation deck allows you to feel the cold spray of the water without getting too close. The best thing about the MacKenzie Falls is that the cascading falls are available all year round, so you’ll be able to enjoy it no matter when you visit.
Learn about culture at the Brambuk
The Brambuk Natural Park and Cultural Centre is the perfect place for you to learn about Aboriginal culture. The cultural centre has a majestic architecture with a backdrop of the Grampians mountain range. Here, you can join fun activities and workshops that showcase the Aborigines’ way of life. If you’re up for boomerang throwing, didgeridoo workshop, and discovery walks, this place is for you. You can stay at the cosy Australian Grampians cabins after your activities.
Marvel the views through Boroka Lookout
The Boroka Lookout is a place that you must include in your itinerary. It’s a cliffside viewing platform that gives you a panoramic view of the lake, mountain range, plains, and valleys that constitute the Grampians. You can make this a side trip when you hike through the Grampians trail. Since this is a very popular place, many people buy Grampians cabins Australia offers and stay in the area whenever they want to.
Meet exotic animals at Halls Gap Zoo
Home to Australia’s endemic species as well as other exotic animals from around the world, the Halls Gap Zoo is also a must-visit. Get up close and personal with meerkats, dingos, lemurs, giraffes, and other animals. The Halls Gap Zoo is also participating in captive breeding programmes for endangered species. On your next trip to the Grampians, schedule a visit to this zoo. Children will love the zookeeper experience and animal encounters that they offer.
Visit the eerie J Ward Museum
If you’re into history and mysterious places, the J Ward Museum should be a stopover. Opened during the 1860s, it served as an Australian prison and a psychiatric ward. Guided tours and ghost tours are available here that showcase the inmates’ daily lives. If that’s not your ideal activity, the museum’s architecture is marvelous enough to be observed from the outside.
The Grampians is truly a wonderful place to take a trip to. A few days aren’t enough to visit everything on this list, so why not stay at Lake Fyans Holiday Park? Their wide range of accommodations can cater both short or long stays.