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Halls Gap and surrounds still open for business

Friday 22 February, 2013

While the Victoria Valley Complex of fires burns in the south western region of the Grampians National Park, Grampians Tourism and Parks Victoria would like to assure visitors to the region that the Northern and Central parts of the park remain open and accessible to visit this weekend.

Destinations such as Halls Gap, Mt Zero, Wartook and Dunkeld are all open for business. Popular tourist attractions such as MacKenzie Falls, Reeds Lookout and Boroka Lookout remain accessible to visitors.

CEO of Grampians Tourism, Will Flamsteed said, “We are very much aware of ensuring the safety of all visitors to the Grampians, and hope that visitors realise that while the Victoria Valley Complex is impacting on parts of the South West corner of the Park, a lot of the really popular destinations in and around Halls Gap remain open, accessible and safe.”

"Visitors should always check in with Parks Victoria at www.parks.vic.gov.au for current conditions, Brambuk, the National Park & Cultural Centre, and surrounding Visitor Information Centres or electronically via the CFA website when visiting to ensure they remain up to date."

“It might also be a good chance to further explore the region by visiting cellar doors in Great Western or the Avoca area. There are so many different experiences in the Grampians.”

Tourism is vital to the sustainability of regional Victorian communities. 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.

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