Grampians National Park is located about a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, Australia. There are many great things to do in the park – including hiking, camping, swimming in waterholes and rock climbing. I would recommend these 3 lookouts if you have limited time or simply enjoy amazing views! Each description includes the best time of the day to visit and tips on how to get incredible photos.
Boroka Lookout is only a short 15 km drive from Halls Gap and is best to visit at sunrise. The breathtaking views look out over the Mt William Range, Wonderland Range, Fyans Valley, Lake Bellfield and the plains to the east of the Grampians. There are multiple viewing platforms at the lookout, as well as some great rocks to sit on and take some snaps (though please be careful!) The viewing platforms are only a minutes walking time from the parking lot – which means that little bit of extra time to sleep in!
Reeds Lookout & The Balconies
Personally my favorite lookout in the park! Reeds Lookout is a 13km drive from Halls Gap and you can park right next to the views. I would definitely recommend the hike to The Balconies (see photos above) if you have the time – a 2km round trip walk. There are viewing platforms and also various rocks to check out, though again please be VERY careful and go at your own risk. I would recommend visiting at either sunrise or sunset for the best light and smaller crowds. Both the photos above were taken at sunrise.
Mt William (Mt Duwil)
You can drive to the Mt William parking lot from Halls Gap, located at 3,020 ft (920 m). From there it’s a steep but even surfaced 1.8 km hike to the summit. You will first come across some transmission towers at the summit. Follow the small trail and keep walking another few minutes through the shrub to a beautiful view point (see photo above). You will have fantastic views over mountain ranges and open plains. Mt William is the highpoint point in the park so it’s quite the achievement to get to the top! My husband and I visited at sunset, which was pretty, but I think sunrise or early morning would be the best time for photos!
Have you been to The Grampians? Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite spot in the park!