Enjoy the Grampians and surrounds this long weekend
Friday 8 March, 2013
There are plenty of opportunities to visit Victoria’s parks this long weekend including popular tourist attractions at the Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge David Roberts said following the fires this summer, access into parks and forest areas will be progressively checked and opened when safe to do so.
“We encourage people to come and check out these areas as they reopen to help support local tourism partners and accommodation providers.”
There are many parks open and ready to explore across the state with activities including camping, bushwalking, cycling, canoeing or relaxing with a picnic.
Halls Gap, Wartook and Dunkeld are open and welcoming visitors. All major walks, waterfalls and visitor sites are also open in the Grampians National Park including: Reeds Lookout, Mackenzie Falls, Boroka Lookout, the Pinnacle, Hollow Mountain, Mt Stapylton, Mt Abrubt and the Piccaninny.
Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park and Little Desert National Park are also great places to explore in this region.
For information on all the events and places to eat and stay in regional towns contact the local Visitor Information Centre.
Mr Roberts said remote areas in the south west of the Grampians National Park remain closed, including parts of the Victoria Valley and the Victoria Range.
“Mt Arapiles and Little Desert are open and also great places to explore in this region,” he said.
Will Flamsteed Chief Executive Officer Grampians Tourism said: “It is estimated that tourists spend approximately $175 million in the Grampians region per year, which generates a direct and indirect economic impact of nearly $224 million. Victorians supporting regional Victoria is vital to their growth and sustainability in the future.”
Park visitors are encouraged to keep in touch with Parks Victoria throughout the park recovery process, and check out the many options to get out and enjoy Victoria’s natural spaces.
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