Covering 168,000 hectares the Grampians National Park is renowned for its outstanding mountainous scenery, a million years in the making. On this 3 day walking experience we have hand-picked the best regions in the National Park including a section of the new Grampians Peak Trail. We explore the striking weathered peaks and escarpments, towering rock formations draped with rich forests, cascading waterfalls and fern-filled gorges. Delight in the abundant bird and wildlife and 800 indigenous plant species, 20 of which are found nowhere else in the world and admire the ancient indigenous rock art, with this region having the largest number of rock art sites in southern Australia.
A Pack Free Walking Experience
This walking holiday has been designed for those looking for a guided multi-day walking experience where everything is taken care of for you. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, as our tours are designed to be pack-free experiences. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch.
2 nights luxury at the Meringa Springs Lodge
Spend 2 nights at Meringa Springs Lodge. This wonderful lodge with a touch of luxury has a sweeping view of the mountains as well as a stunning infinity pool, sunset bar and warm cosy fireplaces.
Our Wow Factor: Spectacular walk with helicopter experience
This walk has been carefully designed to encapsulate the best of the Northern Grampians, the most spectacular region of this vast National Park including a section of the new Grampians Peak Trail. We’ve incorporated a magnificent helicopter flight at the end of day 3 allowing our guests to witness the dramatic views of the impressive weathered peaks and escarpment of the vast Mount Difficult Range from the air. (An area which can only be viewed normally by hiking into the area with a heavy pack).
Local Produce a feature superb dining
Evening meals will be a highlight on this walk featuring produce and wine sourced from the local area. Enjoy wonderful dining at the lodge on both nights giving you a chance to relax and enjoy the wonderful ambience of the lodge.
Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for food or wine as this is included in the price of the tour. Everything down to the smallest detail has been taken care of, we won’t even ask you to pay additional credit card fees.
Our guides are proudly 100% Victorian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guides have grown up walking the trails of Victoria. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 9 people.
Photos courtesy of photographer Roberto Seba and Visions Victoria.
Meet your guide at 7.30am at The Grand Chancellor Hotel Melbourne for transfers to The Grampians (approx 3 hours). Today’s walk takes us on the Chatauqua Peak Walk passing through beautiful ferny glades and stringybark forest to the foot of Clematis Falls. Look out for echidnas on the way as well as flocks of cockatoos rising from the trees. The views from the top of Chatauqua Peak are stunning allowing you to see views of the Eastern side of the Grampians all the way down to the Halls Gap Valley as well as the peaks on the Western side. (Note: the last 100m to the peak involves rock scrambling, for those who do not want to partake in this there are still good views). From here we transfer to our accommodation at the beautiful Meringa Springs Lodge. Enjoy time to relax in the infinity pool or in the sunset bar before enjoy dinner featuring local produce perfectly matched with superb regional wines. A wonderful way to finish the day.
Enjoy a hot breakfast featuring regional produce before we head out walking. Today’s walk is rated as one of the best walks of the Grampians. We explore the timeless landscapes of weird and wonderful shaped sandstone rock which has been shaped by wind and rain over millions of years such as Elephants Hide and the impressive Grand Canyon. Walk through lush vegetation and in the springtime bursts of colourful wildflowers can be seen and take in the tranquillity and beauty of Splitters and Bridal Veil Falls. We reach the peak of The Pinnacle, one of the rocky spurs jutting out from the jagged cliff faces of the mountains to take in astounding views over the entire Grampians and beautiful Lake Bellfield. Afterwards, we return to our accommodation for some relaxation time before a wonderful dinner.
This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on our last day of walking. Today’s walk will take us through a gorge showcasing the two stunning waterfalls of Fish Falls and MacKenzie Falls. Walk through deep gullies as the trail follows the river downstream until we reach the dramatic multi-tiered Fish Falls. Enjoy time taking in the peace and tranquillity of this area before we continue on to the bigger and more powerful 40 metres high MacKenzie Falls. After our walk, we head to an organic Olive Grove nestled below the Mt Difficult Range for a wonderful celebratory lunch and tasting. At the Grove, our helicopter will arrive to pick us up for a spectacular scenic flight over the Mt Difficult Range allowing you to witness remote areas in the northern Grampian normally only seen on multi-day hikes carrying a heavy pack. From here we return to Melbourne at the end of a wonderful journey arriving at approximately 6.30 pm.
We run this tour a few times per year during the months September to April. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person. Conditions apply see pricing page.
|Departure Date||Availability||Special Offer / Notes|
|6 April 2020||Available||Spot Special|
|Sept 2020 - May 2021||Available||Enquire for dates|
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -11 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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Spot Specials save $150 per person. (Past Passengers save $250 per person)
Book now and save $150 per person off when you book and pay in full on specific departures (see availability page for applicable dates). Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $250 per person. (see conditions below).
Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.
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$ 1699 /p
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Singles wanting their own room Add $310 Deluxe King Room
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PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.
EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.
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