The Grampians National Park – Gariwerd, locally referred to as ‘The Gramps’, is a national park located in western Victoria. The 167,219-hectare national park is situated between Stawell and Horsham on the Western Highway and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway, 260 kilometres west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres east of Adelaide. Proclaimed as a national park on 1 July 1984 (1984-07-01), the park was listed on the Australian National Heritage List on 15 December 2006 for its outstanding natural beauty and being one of the richest indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia. The Grampians feature a striking ancient landscape is made up of a series of sandstone mountain ranges that have been evolving over millions of years. For the most up to date information on Victoria’s National Parks including the Grampians.
Glenn Keilar, AOA’s Grampians Manager, was born and raised in the area and had the foothills of the Grampians as his backyard. Having walked, cycled, climbed and paddled in the area all his life he has an expansive knowledge of the park and all it has to offer.
‘I decided years ago that where I grew up is where I wanted to stay. Absolute Outdoors offers a range of activities in a range of areas throughout the Grampians. These areas have been specially selected to suit the needs and the abilities of the many groups that come to safely partake in the many activities that are available in the region. My favorites? It has to be the following…
- Abseiling and Climbing with families in the Grand Canyon
- Canoeing on Lake Bellfield at Sunset
- Going on extended expeditions with school groups
- Bushwalking anywhere along the new Grampians Peak Trail’