After another challenging year, the Grampians’ wide-open spaces, breathtaking natural landscapes and endless opportunity to cool off in nature will be the perfect antidote for these summer holidays.
Lakes and Waterways: The Grampians’ sparkling waterways and lakes are full of endless possibilities this summer. Whether it’s fishing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, sailing or water-skiing, the lakes of the Grampians offer water activities to refresh and excite all. With your choice of visiting over 10 lakes across the landscape, you can fill your day with water activities or simply rejuvenate with a dip in the water or picnic amongst the scenery. Splash about with an Absolute Outdoors half-day go SUP adventure, a water activity where you can cruise around a spectacular lake while stand up paddle-boarding. Or hit the water and paddle through the many streams, lakes and creeks peppered throughout the region on a relaxing canoe trip to explore the winding waterways from a new perspective. Appreciate the vast landscapes of the region while snaring a prize catch from your Grampians fishing adventure where lakes and rivers are plentiful all-year round. Cast a line in one of the region’s best lakes, including Lake Bolac, Lake Wartook or Lake Fyans to catch a range of diverse species while relaxing under the sun.
Cycling, The Grampians Way: Explore the Grampians’ ancient landscape on two wheels and discover a whole new world of riding, limited only by your imagination. Be immersed in the region’s beauty with every pedal as you cycle across diverse landscapes and unique terrain with the variety of trails that traverse all parts of the Grampians. Whether you are looking to cruise down the bike trail to explore sparkling lakes or go on an awe-inspiring adventure through mountain ranges, you can do so on your own bike or with mountain bike hire from Absolute Outdoors.
Halls Gap Zoo: Bring the family along to meet the friendly residents of Victoria’s largest regional Zoo, home to over 160 native and exotic creatures. Families can visit endangered species and get up close to feed kangaroos, wallabies and deer. Animal lovers keen to meet creatures a bit more exotic can pat a meerkat in their lap, feed giraffes or rhinos and hold a reptile. Enjoy the perfect family day out with a picnic or barbecue lunch between animal experiences and watch the kids play on one of the Zoo’s playgrounds. Finish your day on a sugar high with the Gelato Guys.
Family Fun Activities: Embrace your freedom to explore with loved ones with the many memorable family-friendly activities in the Grampians. Test out your mini golfing skills with the challenging yet unforgettable Grampians Adventure Golf Course, the perfect place to get lost in fun and laughs against the stunning backdrop of surrounding landscapes. With 18 holes of family excitement, as well as four waterfalls and five ponds, there is a unique experience at every hole, making it no surprise that the course is known for being the best Adventure Golf not only in Australia, but the world. For families seeking adventure and thrill in the Grampians, the Absolute Outdoors program will tickle your fancy no matter what the family’s adventure cravings are. From gentle guided walks to hair raising journey activities for all ages and abilities, Absolute Outdoors offers walks, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and much more. To extend your stay and connect to your surroundings with your family, stay at one of the region’s many campgrounds and holiday parks to escape under the stars. With stunning campgrounds dispersed around the region, you can immerse yourself in enchanting bushland with the comfort and convenience of powered sites, bathrooms and cooking facilities, making your family stay seamless.
Wine Tours: Surround yourself with hectares of vines and sip your way around the cellar doors this summer with the majestic Grampians as your backdrop. With long sunny days and crisp nights, the mountainous Grampians region produces distinctly cool climate wines of intense varietal definition. Think spicy, aromatic reds and unforgettable light-bodied whites, perfect to enjoy in the very place they were made. Create your own itinerary or leave the work to Grampians Wine Tours. If you’re into life’s luxuries, dine and stay at Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel and tour their impressive 25,000 bottle cellars, or fly sky high over the region and touch down at a winery or two with Grampians Helicopters.
Whether you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping or taste your way through one of Victoria’s most celebrated wine regions, make a splash this summer, the Grampians way. For more information visit: https://www.visitgrampians.com.au/
SOURCE: Grampians Tourism