Explore the Grampians

Escape the hustle and bustle with a getaway to the Grampians. Whether you’re into bushwalking, fishing and rock climbing, or art, history and wine tastings, the Grampians will keep you busy for the best part of a week. Plan and book your trip with our guide to Grampians accommodation, campervan rentals, and the best things to see and do.

Where to stay

RV rentals

Getting to the Grampians is half the fun when you’re on the road in a campervan! Take a scenic drive from Melbourne, Adelaide, and beyond with our RV rentals from Australia’s leading brands available across the country.

Quench your thirst for adventure and go deeper into Australia’s rugged backyard with the Britz range of campervans, motorhomes & 4WDs for hire.​

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Out and about in the Grampians

The Grampians region is located around two hours from Melbourne and is famous for its landscape of dramatic rock formations towering over vast plains. Whether it’s a weekend, a week or part of a longer camping trip, you’ll find yourself in awe of Victoria’s central west. The impressive granite peaks of Grampians National Park are the heart of the region, with the towns of Halls Gap, Horsham, Ararat, Bacchus Marsh, Beaufort and Ballarat surrounding the mountain range. Road trip from place to place or choose your base camp – you’re gonna want to stay a while.

To truly appreciate Grampians National Park, you need to get up close and personal. So tighten your laces and start exploring the park’s stunning walking tracks. The Grampians waterfalls are best viewed in spring while the water’s thundering from winter rain, and it’s during this time that the park begins to bloom with colourful wildflower displays.

If you’ve got a head for heights, there’s quite a few walks with epic summit views that look down on the agricultural valleys below, including some – like the Chimney Pots – where fewer people go. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, it’s time to taste some locally crafted cider, wine and beer, or maybe spend a morning sampling local produce such as olive oil, honey, vinegar and preserves. If you’ve got a morning or afternoon to spare, head to Ararat’s old gaol, visit Victoria’s biggest regional zoo at Halls Gap, or see old buildings made from Grampians sandstone at Stawell. 

There’s nothing better than a spot of fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming while you’re on a camping trip, and the Grampians is a great place for it, with some terrific lakes and reservoirs on your doorstep. Take your pick from Lake Hamilton, Green Lake, Lake Bellington, and smack-bang in the middle of the park, the Moora Moora Reserve… just to name a few.

Stories from the road

CamperMate’s blog is chock-full of information and inspiration from our crew of traveling storytellers. From the best cultural experiences, to track notes on epic day hikes, you’ll find everything you need to plan your Grampians escape.

See the Grampians Waterfalls in Spring

 

Not only are waterfalls in this region at their most spectacular in the cooler months, a late winter or springtime visit is the perfect time to see wildflowers blooming – and have the place all to yourself.

The Grampians: there’s more to see than mountains

 

The rugged beauty and desire to get back to nature attracts over a million visitors to the Grampians each year, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find the region is bursting with culinary, cultural, and historical attractions, too.

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So what the hell is CamperMate? We’re  basically a bunch of travel addicts who love the outdoors, which is why we’ve created one place where you can book caravan parks, rent campervans, as well as share your experiences and stories. Whether you’re planning your next Australian road trip or camping adventure don’t forget to download our free app before you go, to find everything you need when you’re on the road.

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