Things To See and Do
There are far too many scenic attractions to list all of them here. These are our favourite Must-See places:
Reed Lookout: From this lookout there are panoramic views over the
Victoria Valley and to Lake Wartook. The 2km easy return walk to The
Balconies starts from Reed Lookout Carpark. There are no picnic or
toilet facilities at this site.
MacKenzie Falls: The track to the base of MacKenzie Falls is relatively
inaccessible due to steep sections, but MacKenzie Falls Loop Walk is a
wheelchair accessible track beginning at the car park and winding
through the bush to a viewing platform overlooking the Falls. The
picnic area has a kiosk, picnic benches and accessible toilets.
Lake Bellfield (5 km from Halls Gap): a pleasant spot for swimming and
picnicking in the summer months. Power boats are permitted but have
restrictions on size and engine power. Canoeing, sailing or yachting
across the expanse of the lakes offers unobstructed views of the
mountain ranges. Fishing is allowed.
Boroka Lookout: The track to Boroka Lookout from the car park is
sealed, and is 100 metres return. The view is highly recommended, and
although there is a constant gradient, accessibility is good. This
track is detailed in the "Wheelchair Accessible Tracks" booklet,
available at Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre. Access to
toilets is via a sealed path with a short steep gradient.
Beehive Falls can be reached from the Beehive Falls Carpark, Roses
Gap road. The walk is 2.8km return and will take 1-1.5 hours. This
gently undulating walk is spectacular during the spring wildflower
season. The falls are best viewed after rain.
The Balconies: one of the most famous spots in the Grampians and
consist of a particularly distinctive rock formation jutting out from a
sheer cliff face. There are fantastic panoramic views of the Victoria
Valley. The easy walk to the lookout takes you through beautiful gum
tree forests; keep a lookout for wildflowers in spring.
Known within the gliding community as the epicentre of the
'Grampians Wave', a weather phenomenon enabling glider pilots to reach
extreme altitudes above 28,000ft. This predominantly occurs during the
months of May, June, September and October when strong westerly winds
flow at right angles to the ridge, and produce a large-scale standing