Grampians National Park, Victoria

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The Grampians National Park, commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia. The 167219ha national park is situated between and on the Western Highway and on the Glenelg Highway, west of Melbourne and east of Adelaide. Proclaimed as a national park on, the park was listed on the Australian National Heritage List on 15 December 2006 for its outstanding natural beauty and being one of the richest indigenous rock art sites in south-eastern Australia. The Grampians feature a striking series of sandstone mountain ranges.EtymologyNamed Gariwerd by one of the local Australian Aboriginal languages, either the Jardwadjali or Djab Wurrung language, the ranges were given their European name in 1836 by Surveyor General of New South Wales Sir Thomas Mitchell after the Grampian Mountains in his native Scotland. After a two-year consultation process, the park was renamed Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park in 1991, however this controversial formality was reversed after a change of state government in 1992. The reinstated dual naming for geographical features, and this has been subsequently adopted in the park based on Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung names for rock art sites and landscape features with the National Heritage List referring to "Grampians National Park (Gariwerd)".
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  • Worth the three and a half hours drive from Melbourne to the national park, stunning views from both the lookout and Mackenzie Falls Weather forecast is cloudy but throughout the day turn out to be su...  more »
  • Worth going to view the Grampians . There are a few lookouts and the balconies. Have enough time for the falls as well. Wear study shoes as the falls are slippery, only takes about 15mins to walk down...  more »
  • Great time hiking, enjoyed Grand Canyon, silent street, mt William and Reid lookout and the balconies  more »

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