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.