7 days in Grampians Itinerary

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Halls Gap
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Ararat
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Halls Gap — 3 nights

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Step out of Halls Gap with an excursion to J Ward Museum Complex in Ararat--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, and take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip builder website.

Melbourne to Halls Gap is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ararat.
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Ararat — 3 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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Best's Wines Great Western, then examine the collection at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at J Ward Museum Complex, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Aradale Lunatic Asylum. On your second day here, experience rural life at Redbank Alpacas, admire the striking features of Maryborough Railway Station, then learn about winemaking at Blue Pyrenees Estate, and finally take some stellar pictures from One Tree Hill Lookout.

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Getting from Halls Gap to Ararat by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Grampians travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Lookouts · Zoos
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.
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