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GRAMPIANS TOUR GREAT ESCAPE

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Tour Code: AT-4

Operates: Tues*, Wed, Fri, Sat*, Sun  (*seasonal)

Departs:  Melbourne 7:00am (approx)

Returns:  Melbourne 9:00pm (approx)

Max Passengers:  24

$135A – $95C

Terms & Conditions

  • Grampians Tours Great Escape

  • Morning Tea & Biscuits

  • Picnic Lunch & Snacks

  • Water Refill Station

  • Aboriginal History and Culture

  • National Park Entry Fees

  • Modern Air Conditioned Bus

  • Highly Experienced Driver/Guides

  • Informative Tour Commentary

  • Audio Translation Devices

  • WiFi for the journey home

  • Inner city pickup/ drop off

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GRAMPIANS TOUR GREAT ESCAPE

Journey with us to the Grampians or Gariwerd, 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 National Park, witness the spectacles of sandstone ridges, rugged mountain ranges, panoramic views, picturesque waterfalls, and the bustling plant and animal life. Travel into the heart of the Grampians tour, one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges. Rich in Aboriginal history & culture significance surrounded by an abundance of Australian wildlife, and prepare yourself for some seriously breath-taking scenery. Enjoy bushland hiking trails with the best look out views the Grampians National Park has to offer.

1 DAY TOUR 

$135 Adult – $95 Children

 

HIGHLIGHTS on the GRAMPIANS TOUR:

  • GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK  

  • EXPERIENCE ABORIGINAL CULTURE

  • VISIT REEDS OR BOROKA LOOKOUT 

  • MACKENZIE OR SILVERBAND FALLS

  • AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE GUARANTEED

  • JAWS OF DEATH/ BALCONIES VIEWS

  • HIKE THE SCENIC BUSH TRAILS

NOTE: Child rates apply from 8yrs to 12yrs old.  Not suitable for children under the age of 7yrs old, due to nature of the tour and safety reasons.

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  • 1 Tour + Eureka & Edge Exp (AT-4ET) = $145, save $25
  • 2 Tours + Eureka & Edge Exp (MEP) = $235, save $72

Melbourne

After being picked-up from the City or St kilda, learn a bit of information and history about this cosmopolitan city, before beginning our journey on the Grampians tours

Beaufort

Break up the trip between Melbourne and the Grampians with a morning tea stop (included) in the town of Beaufort

Grampians National Park

Enter one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Rich with Aboriginal history, hear some fantastic stories from you expert guide.

Brambuk Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in the indigenous beliefs of the land at this fantastic Cultural Centre

Halls Gap

Hang out in the township of Halls Gap. Good opportunity to grab a bite to eat and for you to spot some local kangaroos hopping by

Boroka Lookout

Enjoy your first scenic stop of the day and the stunning mountain views from Boroka Lookout

Mackenzie Falls

Take a break and relax at the bottom of the majestic Mackenzie Falls

Jaws of Death

Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death lookout for magnificent views and scenery on this Grampians tours, before finishing the day and making your way back to Melbourne

 1 Day Great Escape Grampians Tour

From Melbourne we head towards the Grampians National Park, one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Victoria – rich in Aboriginal history, national heritage listed for it’s cultural significances and abundance of wild Australian wildlife.  After enjoying morning tea, we travel into the heartland of the Halls Gap on this Grampians tours to spot kangaroos in the wild before visiting the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the local indigenous art, heritage and nature environment.

Then enjoy lunch surrounded by the unique and majestic Grampians National Park Region and venture up to Boroka Lookout where breathtaking mountain views await.   Following the path to the summit we reach Reeds Lookout and the spectacular scenery overlooking Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range.  This is a great photo opportunity on our Grampians Tours!  

Our afternoon includes the panoramic views from the remarkable ‘Jaws of Death’ also known as the Balconies, as featured in the famous Japanese Animation ‘Princess Mononoke’ landscape scenes.  Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as we explore the Grampians region, home to over 200 species of birds, 35 species of mammal, 28 types of reptile, six native fish and eleven species of frogs.

We continue our journey down to the base of MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls to relax and capture the multiple cascades flowing down the gorge wall in all it’s glory.  Take care as this walk can be steep and slippery at times, optional paths available.  Say goodbye to the Grampians National Park, as we begin the 3-hour trip back to Melbourne stopping along the way for dinner (at own expense).

A reasonable level of fitness is required to complete walks in the Grampians Tours.  Not suitable for children under the age of 8 years old.

 Detailed Itinerary of Great Escape Grampians Tour

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 slither to the Reeds Lookout. We also stroll down the McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls. Then we chill out at the Jaws of Death or Balconies Views.  

At around 7 or 8 in the morning, we begin our journey from Melbourne to the Grampians National Park. Located 235 kilometers 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.  

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 over 5000 years 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.

We make sure you enjoy your Grampians tour with great food and wonderful scenery. We have a lunch picnic at the Boroka Lookout where you can enjoy some breathtakingly spectacular mountain views. Then we follow the trails to get to Reeds Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook, and the Mt Difficult Range. So you better ready your cameras and your lenses. 

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. 

Due to the nature of the trip, please be reminded that this Grampians National Park Tour is not suitable for children below 8 years old for safety reasons. Also, make sure you are physically fit for this Grampians tour because there will be a lot of nature walks. So be ready with your comfortable walking shoes and water bottle.

Bring your sense of adventure and fun as you travel with us to the Grampians. Be mystified by the beauty of the mountain’s natural wonder. Explore nature in its rawest and wildest!  

What to bring on a Grampians Tour

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera
  • Windbreaker
Grampians Tours – Popular Pickup Locations 

6:45

Travelodge Docklands 66 AURORA LANE DOCKLANDS

6:45

Albany Hotel 1 MILLSWYN ST MELBOURNE

6:50

Claremont Hotel 189 TOORAK RD STH YARRA

6:50

YHA Melbourne Metro 78 HOWARD ST NTH MELBOURNE

6:50

Rydges Carlton 701 SWANSTON ST MELBOURNE

6:55

The Nunnery 116 NICHOLSON ST FITZROY

6:55

Home at the Mansion 66/90 VICTORIA ST EAST MELBOURNE

6:55

Space Hotel 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE

7:00

Ibis on Therry 15 THERRY STREET MELBOURNE

7:05

Chapel Street Backpackers 22 CHAPEL ST WINDSOR

7:05

Melbourne Int Backpackers CNR FRANKLIN & ELIZABETH ST MELBOURNE

7:05

Discovery Melbourne 167 FRANKLIN ST MELBOURNE

7:10

Base Backpackers St Kilda 17 CARLISLE STREET ST KILDA

7:10

Nomads Melbourne (Industry) 196 ABECKETT ST MELBOURNE

7:10

Pint on Punt 42 PUNT ROAD WINDSOR

7:15

Habitat HQ 333 ST KILDA RD ST KILDA

7:15

St Pauls Cathedral CNR FLINDERS & SWANSTON ST MELBOURNE

7:15

City Centre Budget 22 LITTLE COLLINS ST MELBOURNE

7:05

Coffee Palace 24 GREY ST ST KILDA

7:20

Exford Hotel CNR RUSSELL AND L/BOURKE MELBOURNE

7:20

Rydges Melbourne 186 EXHIBITION ST MELBOURNE

7:25

Regent Theatre 191 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE

7:30

Urban Central 334 CITY RD SOUTHBANK

7:30

King Street Backpackers CNR KING & LITTLE BOURKE ST MELBOURNE

7:30

Atlantis Hotel 300 SPENCER ST MELBOURNE

7:30

Batman Hill Hotel CNR COLLINS & SPENCER STS MELBOURNE

7:30

Great Southern Hotel 44 SPENCER ST MELBOURNE

7:35

All Nations Nomads 2 SPENCER ST MELBOURNE

7:35

Travelodge Southbank 9 RIVERSIDE QUAY SOUTHBANK

7:35

YHA Melbourne Central 562 FLINDERS ST MELBOURNE

7:35

Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE

7:45

Immigration Museum CNR FLINDERS & MARKET ST MELBOURNE

Must be at pickup location 10 minutes prior to departure

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by Michael D (USA) on Grampians Tour
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Great tour of the Grampians tours… Autopia provided a terrific small group touring experience of the Grampians. Our guide was knowledgeable enthusiastic and respectful of the park. Beautiful mountains, waterfalls & wildlife plus a great cultural center. Light hiking required but moderate hiking will maximize your experience. It’s a long day to grampians tour but well worth the time.” –

by Leone, Singapore on Grampians Tour
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Grampians tours was amazing and one of the great place to visit in Victoria. The tour guide organized everything very well to make my day perfect. Thank you, Guys!

“Spectacular Grampians Tour!…. This was a comprehensive tour of the Grampians region which despite a long drive to get there, was well worth the effort. Besides taking our small group to many spectacular sites, our knowledgeable guide Rien, made great efforts to find wildlife.” – Colin S (UK)

“A Great Tour of The Grampians!… I really enjoyed my Grampians tours and am so glad that I took this trip. Our tour guide, Andrew, was absolutely fantastic as he was so friendly, full of knowledge and accommodated our needs in every way possible. It was great to look around the aboriginal cultural centre in order to gain a greater appreciation of the history…” – Janey L (Sydney, AUS)

“Great day trip! Absolutely amazing views and very informative and humorous tour. We also got really close to wild kangaroos and emus.” – Claudia (AUSTRIA)

At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Grampians Tours.  It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region, the cultural assets of the park 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.

1. Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country,with specific acknowledgement to the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung 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 Grampians region, known as Geriward, is a special and deeply spiritual place for the traditional owners and we are committed to ensuring this connection survives.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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.

5. 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.  The beauty of the Grampians is easily enjoyed from the trails and this greatly reduces the risk of injury or ecosystem disturbance.

6. 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.

7. 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 disturbance.

8. 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, Visitor Centre Staff or Wildlife Victoria Rescue Ph:1300 094 535.

9. 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.

10. Bring a water bottle with you on our Grampians Tours. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into landfill.  Therefore, we ask guests 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.

11. Some of the walks are over uneven or rocky surfaces. We recommend guests wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and have a moderate level of mobility.

Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/

Adult Fares

$135
  • 1 Day Grampians Tour
  • Adult prices apply from 13yrs and above
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Child Fares

$95
  • 1 Day Grampians Tour
  • Child prices apply from 8 to 12 yrs old
  • Infants not included
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$145
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$105
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