2 days in Grampians Itinerary

2 days in Grampians Itinerary

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Ararat
— 1 day
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Halls Gap
— 1 night
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Ararat

— 1 day
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Best's Wines Great Western, then take in the exciting artwork at Ararat Gallery TAMA, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ararat driving holiday planning tool.

Melbourne to Ararat is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ararat

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Halls Gap

— 1 night
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get great views at Reed Lookout, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap vacation tool.

Getting from Ararat to Halls Gap by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grampians travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Zoos · Lookouts
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.