Located only a 3 hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, the Grampians is an oasis of natural beauty and fun-filled family activities.
Not sure what to see and do whilst visiting the Grampians?
Below Ronny and Rosa's favorite activities. Did you know Halls Gap has the largest Regional Zoo in Victoria, with over 550 species? A nine-hole Golf Course as well as the amazing Grampians Adventure Golf and what did you say? Camel rides?!?!
So much to see and do!
TIP: Not all businesses are open all year around and some of them need to be pre booked, so best to check in with them whilst planning your adventures.
Adrenaline Filled Activities
Not only is the Grampians/Gariwerd ideal to take some time out and get a breath of fresh air, it is the ideal outdoor playground for those of you seeking a bit more of an adrenaline rush. Below Ronny and Rosa's favourite family activities which take you to that next level!
Absolute Outdoor offers the following adrenaline filled excursions! Rock Adventure (rock climbing and abseiling in one) Abseiling Rock Climbing Canoeing Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Tour services, equipment hire, retail items and visual media to complement your time in the Grampians National Park!
Hangin’ Out in the Grampians
Hangin’ Out offers professional Grampians guided rock climbing tours, courses and adventures, tailored to you and your families abilities. Extremely professional and nurturing! They got the gift of the gap. Big smiles all around!
Norval Adventures (Lakeside exclusive)
United Church/ UC camps at Norval Halls Gap opened up their adventure programs to guests at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park during school holiday periods. UC Adventure offers a range of adventure programs and experiences to give you the opportunity to explore what the Grampians has to offer. A Dedicated…
Other Grampians Activities
9 Hole Golf Course Halls Gap
What a little treasure. It’s the perfect 9 hole golfcourse to just mug around a little, although usual golf etiquette applies. Green fees are $10 and to be paid in a honesty box. You can borrow a pull buggy which makes the round a lot more pleasant. To avoid the…
Ghost Tours Ararat
Not for the faint hearted! Explore exclusive parts of Australia’s largest abandoned lunatic asylum. This is the most in-depth way for you and your family to understand the history of Aradale and its haunted past. Children must be 12+.
Grampians Adventure Golf
Walking distance from Halls Gap Lakeside and only a 10 minute drive from Grampians Getaway this is sure to be a fun family activity for all ages. With creeks, bridges and lots of twists and turns, this is a unique, well maintained, 18-hole course. An adventure where you’ll easily stay…
Grampians Horse Riding
Nothing than good words! As you drive to Brimpean your curiosity will rise and you wont be disappointed. Grampians horse riding does not cater for the little ones, they require kids to be 12 and over and if unsure best check. Cameron and Sandra have an immense love for horses. …
Grampians Trike Tours
So so so much fun! Spend an hour on a super cool bike with Graham and mum or dad and explore the Grampians mountains from a whole different perspective!
Halls Gap E-Bike Hire
Fun for all ages, all year around! South to North, Halls Gap is connected to Lake Bellfield with a safe and picturesque bike path! Along the way you will pass Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, rated in the top 10 most family friendly caravan parks in Victoria. Make sure to…
Halls Gap Walking Tours
This small town has big history! The perfect way to make the most of the season, to get outside, learn a little, and have photos and stories to share. Walking tours give you a chance to literally take to the path and see the community from a different perspective, to…
Halls Gap Zoo
Great for all ages. As soon as you step out of your car you will see some of the locals. The peacocks will be wondering around the carpark. Then through the front doors of reception is where the fun really begins, enclosures with lizards and turtles inside the gift shop!…
We don’t think, we KNOW the Grampians has some of the best wineries in Australia, especially for its Shiraz.
Here are our top picks to visit a winery in the Grampians with young children who couldn’t think of anything more boring than waiting for their parents to taste some wine. These wineries will guarantees some entertainment for the kids to allow you a few moments to be able to breathe and enjoy that hug in a glass.
Bests Great Western winery and cellar door have an authentic looking cellar door where you can visit the underground storage for their wines in a self guided tour. Outside you can easily have a nice picnic outside whilst enjoying a tasting of some of their wines. Best’s wines produces some of the regions most well known wines!
Close to town, Fallen Giants has an outdoor playground which you can view through the windows of cellar door, and a large grassy area. Pack the football/ soccer ball or cricket set and have a family afternoon. This is a great spot to stop after you have visited the Halls Gap Zoo, only 300m down the road.
Pomonal Estate, located about 20 minutes away by car, has a large indoor area perfectly suited to enjoy lunch and an outdoor area big enough to play a game of footy all with the Grampians Ranges as a backdrop.
Seppelts winery and cellar door has the underground tunnels, 3km in fact that you can take a tour in and learn about the history on how they used to store the famous Seppelt Champagne. And I’m sure you can get creative on a few stories of what adventures that could have happened down in the droves all those years ago.