When it comes to weekend trips from Melbourne, the Grampians is a great choice. Being only about a 3 hour and 30 minute drive from the city, you are transported to a world of mountain ranges, waterfalls, and wineries.
I visited back in November 2020 so to be honest, I don’t really remember all the details of the trip enough to write a whole blog post, but I still wanted to share the photos.
The drive into the Grampians was so pretty as I watched the hills and mountains started to roll into the scenery while enjoying a turkey club sandwich from a road trip pit stop convenience store.
Our first stop once driving into the Grampians was visiting Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard. Although I’m not much of a wine drinker, if I remember correctly, I liked the Shiraz that we tried!
After having a lovely tasting, we were able to enjoy a picnic in the vineyard with the most stunning views. The weather was perfect as well, so it really was a great way to start the trip.
I can’t quite place the name of the place we stayed at but it was one of the historical homes in Stawell on Airbnb. I read an article about the home and found out it was build in the 1800s so it definitely had its own little charm.
One of the best things to do when visiting the Grampians is the go on a hike. There are many different hikes to choose from based on your experience and time. Checking out AllTrails is a good way to choose! Based on the photos that I took, I think we did the Pinnacle and definitely saw Makenzie Falls over the course of the weekend.
The hike to Mackenzie Falls was actually a lot of steps and people, but definitely one the easiest and quickest hikes to do. Although not going to lie, my legs were burning after.
Before heading out of town, we stopped at Halls Gap Hotel for lunch which is pretty much a pub that also serves food. I ordered the pesto pasta and it was pretty good. The tomato, crushed pine nuts, and leafy greens were a nice added touch.
Short and sweet is just the way you’ve got to do it sometimes, but hopefully next time I’ll be able to explore The Grampians for longer and give you a full itinerary.
Would you visit the Grampians? Let me know in the comments!
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