2 Day - Wildlife and Waterfalls at Grampians National Park - Saturday 17th- Sunday 18th March 2018

2 Day - Wildlife and Waterfalls at Grampians National Park - Saturday 17th- Sunday 18th March 2018

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2 Day - Wildlife and Waterfalls at Grampians National Park - Saturday 17th- Sunday 18th March 2018

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Grampians National Park is one one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges, rich in Aboriginal history, and with an abundance of wildlife, this trip will sure to leave you in awe. En route to the Grampians, stop at the charming township of Beaufort and enjoy a complimentary morning tea.


  • $180.00

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Description

One of the world’s oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges, rich in Aboriginal history, and with an abundance of wildlife, the Grampians are sure to leave you in awe.

As you drive through the Grampians your experienced guide will point out our unique wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and a vast array of birdlife - be sure to keep your eyes open!

Travel straight into the heart of the Grampians National Park to the delightful town of Halls Gap, then off to stretch those legs with a walk through the breath - taking Wonderland Ranges. We stop for a break at Halls Gap for lunch (salad roll, chips and water provided) before a visit to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This centre brings to life the amazing history and culture of the local Aboriginal communities.

Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death and Balconies Lookout experiencing majestic views and scenery. Then cool off at the base of Australia's most inspiring waterfall - Mackenzie Falls.

Return to Melbourne, stopping along the way for dinner (at own expense).

When: Saturday 17th March - Sunday 18th March 2018

Start: 7:00am       

Finish: Aproximately 6:00pm

Meeting location: Old Melbourne Gaol on Russell Street

Cost: 

RMIT Students $180

 
Included:
- Morning Tea (day 1)
- Lunch, chips and a bottle of water (day 1)
- Dinner (day 1)
- Continental Breakfast (day 2)
- Dorm Accommodation
- Professional driver/guide with commentary
- National Park entrance fees


DAY 1 (L,D)
From Melbourne we head to the Grampians, one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges – rich in Aboriginal History and an abundance of wildlife. After enjoying morning tea along the way (included) we travel into the heart of the Grampians National Park. We visit Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will experience and learn about the indigenous culture that makes the Grampians famous. We then head for a walk in the nearby parks to see kangaroos, emus and other Australian animals in the wild.
Next we enjoy a picnic lunch before heading up into the mountains for a hike to the Pinnacles offering spectacular views over the Grampians.  It’s then back to our accommodation for the night in Halls Gap and a BBQ dinner.
 
DAY 2 (B)
We start the day with breakfast at your accommodation before making our way back into the mountains to see the most popular sights starting off with a visit to the stunning Boroka Lookout where breathtaking mountain views await. A short drive away will take us on an easy hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death, featured in the famous Japanese Animation Princess Mononoke, experiencing majestic views and scenery from the Balconies and Reeds lookout. Then cool off at the base of the spectacular Mackenzie Falls (or Silverband Falls when Mackenzies is closed).  
It is then back into Halls Gap for lunch before taking a short walk to the cascading Venus Baths nestled in-between giant rock formations. Later that day, we head back to Melbourne where we will arrive early evening.
Meal Key: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner     *Itinerary is subject to change


 

**Please remember to bring a waterproof jacket, good walking shoes, valid RMIT student card and money for food and souvenirs**

Book before Friday 9th March to secure your spot!