The Grampians (Gariwerd) is more than just a stunning mountain range
These sprawling sandstone peaks are home to ancient stories from the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali peoples and some of Victoria's best bushwalks — not to mention abundant waterfalls, wildlife and wineries. Hit new heights on the park's most iconic hiking trails with two expert local guides. Or, combine the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians into one big adventure (because you should never have to choose between mountains and beaches).
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Our Grampians trips run between spring and autumn (September-April), and call us biased, but we think this is when the region really shines.
Spring is ideal for hiking as the temperatures average a pleasant 15-25°C and it's not too busy so there'll be less foot traffic on the trails. You'll also be treated to the sight of pretty wildflowers, and if you're really lucky, you might see a cute baby kangaroo (AKA a joey) as spring is the birthing season.
Summer is the high season. The weather is hot and sunny with average highs of 25-30°C and minimal rain, so it's a great time to explore all the region has to offer.
Autumn brings cooler temperatures, making it easier to do some of the more challenging hikes if you don't enjoy the heat. It's also a very scenic time of year as the vineyards burst with autumnal colours.
Winter is low season, but the cosy vibes are perfect for sampling the region's delicious red drops and local produce.
The type of clothing to bring depends on the time of year you visit, but you can't go wrong with layers. Bring a few T-shirts or lightweight shirts, a couple of pairs of shorts/hiking trousers/leggings, a warm jumper/fleece and a waterproof jacket. It can get quite chilly at night, even in the summer. You'll also need a sturdy pair of walking shoes, thongs/sandals, a reusable water bottle, a day pack and sun-protective gear.
Check out your Essential Trip Information for more recommendations on what to pack for your itinerary.
Grampians National Park is located in western Victoria, extending out to the state border with South Australia. Our Grampians trips start and end in Melbourne's CBD, so you don't need to worry about driving there. From Melbourne, it's roughly a three-hour drive along the Western Freeway via Ararat.
If you're travelling from overseas or interstate, the easiest option is to fly into Melbourne (MEL) and take the Skytrain or an Uber into the city.
You'll get mobile coverage in Hall's Gap, the main town in the Grampians, and other populated areas, but it can be poor or non-existent in more remote parts of the park. You can usually pick up a few bars of reception at higher elevations.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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