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“Paddys Castle - fit for the whole family!”

Grampians National Park
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Ranked #179 of 3,447 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: The park is a great destination for walking, sightseeing, camping, rock climbing, scenic drives and spending time in nature. Native animals abound, so keep an eye out for kangaroos and emus, especially while driving. The Grampians are rich in Aboriginal culture and provide an insight into the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people who have walked and lived in these ranges they have called Gariwerd for thousands of years. For further Park information, walking brochures and detailed maps call into Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre, 2.5km south of Halls Gap. The Grampians National Park is famous for its variety of bushwalking experiences; from a leisurely stroll to a more challenging overnight hike, there is something to suit every level of walker. Discover grand views from rocky mountain peaks, marvel at impressive waterfalls, encounter wildlife in forest environments and learn about fascinating Aboriginal and European heritage. Aside from bushwalking, other popular activities include four wheel driving, camping and picnics.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Off the main road but well worth a family visit; Paddys Castle is close to the car park and if you can climb a few steps then you can manage the climb to the top of the castle! The views are wonderful and your imagination can carry you away for hours! Take the Glenelg River Road southbound and the car park will appear on the left shortly after you pass Boreang campground. Keep a look out though as the sign is in the car park and not the on the road.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

A wonderful drive from Ballarat...Grampians national park is a perfect place for a day out....Amazing views all across..With lovely water falls and flora surrounding you wont know how fast time will fly..

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had this park in mind for the last six months and ten days ago it was burnt up due to bush fires! There are no signs telling you what roads are closed so you may find yourself driving down roads and whoops..road closure. Took us 1.5 hours to find a way in from the east side. Once there be sure to stop at i site for latest closure map. Mackenzie falls-gone now, as most other sites. Drove through valley to climb trail to mt. Williams. You trek on an old asphalt road to the end point which is a microwave tower. Good views but was anti-climatic. Had other sights been open, this would have been a skip-it.

Advice: Check i site. Make plans to visit another year.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Went for a hike to the pinnacle, balconies & mackenzie fall, they were just beautiful. Make sure you are wearing a good pair of shoes & bring plenty of water. The hike to Pinnacle was hard work but it was worth it in the end when you reached the pinnacle, the view from up there was amazing. The balconies was the easiest to walk to, about 1km walk. You have to walk down all the way to see mackenzie waterfall & it was worth it, a beautiful view of the waterfall at the bottom, however the climb up back to the carpark was pretty hard work.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Exploring the Grampians on a grey and rainy winter day wasn't quite what we had hoped for. But nevertheless, it was a unique and worthwhile experience. There were no grand views but lots of wildlife (even emus!) and quiet walks. Loved the waterfalls and even Boroka lookout had a special eerie kind of quality in the mist.

And don't forget to stop for dinner at The View in Halls Gap. One of our best dining experiences during the Australian trip!

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