There is nothing quite like a getaway from Melbourne to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Depending upon what you are looking for there is no shortage of options to satisfy your holiday requirements.
This one is definitely for those that love to get out and explore nature. Prepare yourself for a big day because the Grampians is a long drive out there but once you get there it is well and truly worth the drive. If you have the opportunity to make it a multi-day trip then that is recommended but it can be done in a single day if that is all the time you have.
Once you have arrived at this beautiful place strap on those hiking boots, fill up your water bottles and get going because there is so much to see and enjoy here. There are also numerous cycling paths for you to explore if you prefer the two wheel option of travelling around. However if you are looking for a more laid back experience then there are plenty of wine tour options as well as restaurants to sit back and relax.
The Grampians contains no shortage of incredible places to wine and dine, so here are a few that we think you should check out. Who doesn't love a spectacular view whilst enjoying a meal, well then you cannot go past the Royal Mail Hotel, with stunning views of the Southern Grampians, a fantastic option for a special occasion. However, if you are after a bit more of a casual meal then the Harvest Halls Gap Cafe and Provedore is a good option. Not only can you enjoy a great meal here but you can also buy some produce, wine or beer that has been produced in the region.
If you are making the long drive out to the Grampians then there are a few things which are a must for your time there. You must go see the fantastic Mackenzie Falls which are the largest waterfalls in Victoria. Another cracking spot in the Grampians is Boroka Lookout, offering breathtaking views, it is a well deserved reward after some hiking.