The Balconies, The Grampians

Northern Grampians Road, Grampians National Park, Zumsteins VIC 3401, Australia

The Balconies, The Grampians

Northern Grampians Road, Grampians National Park, Zumsteins VIC 3401, Australia

Staff Pick
50 m
2.1 km
Intermediate

The track climbs gently up through rock outcrops and a stringybark forest to the Balconies lookout, for panoramic views over the Victoria Valley.

The Balconies, The Grampians

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Summary

The track climbs gently up through rock outcrops and a stringybark forest to the Balconies lookout, for panoramic views over the Victoria Valley.

Description

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Before walking, check the link above to Parks Victoria for any latest news or changes in conditions.

This is a great little walk (2km return) that is best done earlier in the morning at popular times of the year as it can get a bit busy. The views are fantastic.

In springtime the wildflowers are magnificent! There is so much birdlife and you might see a wallaby (or 10!) if you are lucky.

NOTE: No Dogs or pets are permitted in the Grampians National Park.

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Points of Interest

1. The path

The path from the car park is a relatively smooth walk.

2. Wildflowers

In Spring there are lots of different wildflowers.

3. First seat

There are a few seats, but this one faces the wrong way away from the view! But you can say hello to other walkers on the path which is nice.

4. The bridge

The bridge makes for an easy walk.

5. Rock stacks (don't build them)

There are many rock stacks along the walk. They may look nice, but please DO NOT stack rocks as they destroy the environment and shelter for small animals (eg lizards) and insects (see link).

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6. Rocky outcrop

A beautiful spot to look around for lizards.

7. Beautiful mosses

If you are lucky you might find some beautiful mosses among the rocks.

8. Wildflowers

More wildflowers, when we were here in early November there were heaps!

9. Bush seats

There are three seats that someone has cut out of old tree stumps, very creative.

10. The track

The track gets a little more shelter from some taller trees here. Nice dappled light and look for the odd wallaby.

11. The lookout

Anticipation as you near the lookout.

12. The Balconies

The view is amazing, you could spend the day here!


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