TWO DAY GRAMPIANS PRIVATE TOUR
Take your time - take it 'all' in!
Come with us on an unforgettable journey to explore the spectacular Grampians in Western Victoria. While other tours rush you and try to cram everything into one very long day, or worse deny you the chance to walk through amazing parts of the Grampians like the "Grand Canyon", we give you the time over 2 days to explore the stunning scenery and breathtaking views that make this area famous around the world. You’ll walk, hike and gaze at wonders all around you. See all the sights that will live on in your memory forever. And be immersed in a wonderland of wildlife and natural beauty unmatched anywhere else in the country. Take your time and take it all in, with Melbourne Touring Company’s epic 2-day Grampians Tour.
Grampians 2-day Tour Highlights
- Pinnacles Lookout - a spectacular hike from Wonderland Carpark to the Iconic lookout at the Pinnacles
- McKenzie's Falls - an easy stroll to this gorgeous waterfall, an Instagrammer's dream
- Reed Lookout - another easy walk to reveal stunning views over the entire Victoria Valley
- Night Wildlife Spotting - what creatures will you spot among the nocturnal wildlife of The Grampians
- Ararat Prison Tour - wander behind the walls of this infamous, historic goldfields prison
Day 1 - Melbourne to Halls Gap
Your epic adventure begins as your friendly local guide picks you up and you start heading out Westward through gorgeous scenery. Pass through the historic goldmining city of Ballarat before you catch your first glimpse of the stunningly beautiful, Grampians mountain range of Victoria. You will feel the sense of adventure rising in you as you draw closer, knowing you are in for an unforgettable experience.
You will marvel at the majestic Mackenzie’s Falls and experience some of the best lookout in the region. Admire the panoramic views of Halls Gap and the east of the Grampians from the Boroka Lookout, where the stunning views will leave you breathless.
Your adventure continues with a simple climb up to Reed Lookout and The Balconies, two spectacular locations easily accessible from the one track. After taking it all in at Reed Lookout, it’s an easy 2km walk around to The Balconies for more incredible views of The Victoria Valley and surrounding ranges.
Day 2 – Halls Gap to Melbourne
We’ve saved the best of The Grampians to last as we head up to the Pinnacle Lookout. This iconic place is world renowned among Instagrammers and is without doubt THE HIGHLIGHT of the entire Grampians region. Choose from one of two trails - one easy, one more challenging – but whichever path you take you will be rewarded at the end as the panoramic views of Halls Gap and the Grampians’ many peaks open up before your eyes, leaving you that will simply take our breath away. (Hint, if you take the more challenging walk you will pass through Australia’s version of the Grand Canyon and also the unique “Silent Street”.)
Lunch in Ararat – Prison Tour
Sadly, we say farewell to The Grampians after our morning hike and head to Ararat for lunch (at your own expense). The town has many fantastic cafes and other options so you are sure to find something that will suit your taste. Then we take a step back in time, for a tour of the historic Goldfields Ararat Prison. Hear fascinating stories from the days of bushrangers who roamed the goldfields stealing from all and sundry, to its equally amazing and sometimes extraordinary time as a Ward for the Criminally Insane.
After all this, you will welcome the chance to sit back and relax in comfort for the drive back to Melbourne where we’ll arrive around 7.30pm.
- Morning tea
- Bottled water
- National park entry fees
- Friendly and experienced guide
- Bus transportation (and trailer if required)
- Infant car seats and safety lockdown points if required
- Overnight accommodation