Grampians Tour | Eco Wilderness Escape
Grampians Tour | Eco Wilderness Escape
Explore mountains ranges, waterfalls and encounter wildlife on this Grampians Tour
$140 Adults $110 Children 6 – 12 years
*Cancel anytime for free
if you book online
Introducing your Grampians Tour experience
Journey with us to the Grampians National Park, one of Australia’s ancient and spectacular mountain ranges. Enjoy the breathtaking views and amazing landscapes. Learn and appreciate the rich Aboriginal heritage. Encounter native wildlife and fascinatingly lush vegetation of the Grampians National Park.
In this Grampians Tour to the National Park, witness the spectacles of sandstone ridges, rugged mountain ranges, panoramic views, picturesque waterfalls, and the bustling plant and animal life. Enjoy bushland hiking trails with the best lookout views the Grampians National Park has to offer.
- Tour code: GP-S
- Operates: Tue, *Wed, Fri, Sun (*Oct-Mar)
- Duration: 12.5 hours
- Returns: 8:30pm
- All National Park fees
- Free WiFi & water on board
- Expert driver/guide with commentary
- Select hotel pick up & drop offs
- Average group size 18 guests
- Audio translation in 10 languages
- Visit Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Experience wildlife encounters with kangaroos & emus
- Visit Reeds or Boroka Lookout
- Visit McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls
- Walk out to the Balconies lookout and Jaws of Death
- Guided Bushwalks and hikes
- Explore the town of Halls Gap within the Grampians National Park
Grampians Day Tour – Kim, 2019
“We had an awesome trip in the Grampians! The sights were beautiful and we…“
Get lost with us in the Grampians where we hike on the bushland trails to experience some breathtaking scenery and encounter Australian wildlife in their natural habitats. In this Grampians tour, we climb up to the Boroka Lookout and witness exceptional views. We also stroll down the McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls. Then we chill out at the Jaws of Death or Balconies Views.
Grampians National Park Tour
At 8am in the morning, we begin our journey from Melbourne to the Grampians National Park. Located 235 kilometres west of Melbourne, the Grampians is an ancient mountain that is home to abundant Australian wildlife, lush vegetation, and rich Aboriginal history and culture. The mountain ranges are simply spectacular and the scenery amazing!
We head straight into the heart of the Grampians, the Halls Gap. Throughout the journey be always on alert. Watch out for various species of birds in the woodlands and open forests.
There are more than 200 avian species in the Grampians aside from 35 mammal species, 28 reptile types, and much more. Always on the lookout for wild animals such as the kangaroos, koalas, possums, and wallabies to name a few. See the beautiful wildflowers in spring among the over 800 native plant species.
Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Then we visit the award-winning Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Learn about everything Aboriginal and the natural environment of the Grampians. Know more about the 5000 years of history of the Aboriginal people and appreciate the richness of their cultural heritage, arts, and traditions. Listen to the stories and tales of the origins of Gariwerd, the local name for the Grampians.
Grampians Guided Bushwalks
In the afternoon, we will spend some time in the “Jaws of Death” also known as the Balconies, the landscape scene that appeared in the Japanese anime “Princess Mononoke”. Then we stroll down to the base of McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls.
Enjoy the waterfalls and capture some images of the cascades against the rocks and the green vegetation. In this heavenly paradise on earth, experience the magic and the soothing music of the waterfalls, the fresh breeze passing through ancient trees, and the birds. Immerse yourself in the experience and calm your restless soul. Be refreshed and rejuvenated.
Reflect on the eventful day full of action, fun, and adventure. As we drive back to Melbourne we have a stopover for dinner along the way. The meal is at your own expense.
What to bring
Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Hat & Sunglasses, Warm clothes, Camera & Comfortable walking shoes.
Where to meet
7:35am Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St Cnr Market St Melbourne.
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
6:50 YHA Melbourne Metro, 78 HOWARD ST, NORTH MELBOURNE.
6:58 Space Hotel, 380 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE.
7:00 Pullman Albert Park, 65 QUEENS ROAD, ALBERT PARK.
7:00 Ibis on
7:05 Pegasus Apartment Hotel, 206 A’BECKETT ST, MELBOURNE.
7:10 Base Backpackers, 17 CARLISLE ST, ST KILDA.
7:10 Immigration Museum (east-side), CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST, MELBOURNE.
7:15 Athenaeum Theatre, 188 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE.
7:20 Windsor Hotel, 111 SPRING ST, MELBOURNE.
7:25 Mercure Welcome (only if staying onsite), 265 LITTLE BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE.
7:32 Vibe Savoy, 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST, CNR SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE.
7:35 Holiday Inn, 575 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE.
7:40 Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 WHITEMAN ST, SOUTHBANK.
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
This tour qualifies for FREE Cancellations if you book via our website. Change your travel date or cancel your tour any time up until 24hrs prior to departure and receive a full refund. Failure to board tour will result in 100% loss of ticket If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions: Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions:
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Grampians Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri people. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Grampians Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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