8 days in Grampians Itinerary

8 days in Grampians Itinerary

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Fly to Avalon, Bus to Geelong, Train to Horsham
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Horsham
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ararat
— 2 nights
Train to Southern Cross, Fly to Sydney

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Horsham

— 5 nights
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to MacKenzie Falls (in Hamilton) and Halls Gap (Halls Gap Zoo, Boroka Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at The Balconies and admire the natural beauty at Horsham Botanical Gardens.

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Sydney to Horsham is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Ararat.

Things to do in Horsham

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Ararat

— 2 nights
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. On the 27th (Sun), go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, browse the exhibits of Ararat Gallery TAMA, then examine the collection at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from One Tree Hill Lookout, then learn about winemaking at Seppelt, and then learn about winemaking at Best's Wines Great Western.

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Traveling by car from Horsham to Ararat takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

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.