7 reasons to visit the Grampians in winter

Beat the crowds and get yourself to the Grampians for an amazing winter getaway! This breathtaking region of Victoria has adventure in store around every corner, and if you're brave enough to embrace the chill, there's plenty to love about visiting during the brisk cold season. Not convinced? Here's why...

Hike and bike to your heart's content

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If you love exploring the great outdoors – fantastic news, the Grampians is for you, and it only gets better in winter. When you're getting your heart rate up with a brisk walk or hard cycle, the cold is a non-issue; with the plethora of hiking and biking trails for all fitness levels in the Grampians, there'll always be something for you to do to keep warm. Plus hitting the trails in winter means that you don’t get overheated, dehydrated or utterly exhausted as you would in the summertime. Speak to reception at YHA Grampians Eco for all the need-to-know information on the best trails.

Have it all to yourself

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Visitor rates to the Grampians drop dramatically throughout the winter, so if you want to experience the majesty of this region, why not do it when there’s few tourists around? You’ll most likely have the hiking trails to yourself, you won’t have other tourists in your photos of Mackenzie Falls or in the background of your selfie at Boroka Lookout and you’ll have the best spot next to the fireplace at YHA Grampians Eco. Speaking of…

Cosy evenings by the fire

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One of the best parts of winter is curling up by the fireplace and indulging with a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while snacking on some marshmallows or other wintery bites. Grab a book and unwind or sit around chatting for hours on end with your friends. YHA Grampians Eco has an nifty woodfire heater in their lounge room so you’ll be toasty warm and super relaxed come night time.

The animals still come out to play

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Once of the greatest things about the Grampians is the unique animals experiences you can have. Spot emus while walking to the pub, listen to kookaburra's sing their song while hiking and enjoy the close proximity of the kangaroos that call the lawns of YHA Grampians Eco their home. Great news – they still come out in winter, so you can get your animal fix whenever you're in the Grampians.

Waterfalls for days

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Winter is the best time to see the gushing waterfalls and rivers that run rampant through Grampians National Park. Victoria is hit by a torrential downpour of rain every winter, filling the rivers, creeks and lakes to the brim with water. Plus, the sight of a raging waterfall or flowing river is not only breathtaking, but incredibly Instagrammable.

The views get even more beautiful

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The Grampians has some absolutely stunning vistas and the cold, wintery days only amplify the experience. Visit look out points covered in a thick layer of atmosphere-enhancing fog, which when it rolls away, reveals a stunning view of Grampians National Park with snow-capped mountains – it’s a magical moment not to be missed.

You might even see snow

Save on accommodation

Remember how we mentioned that the Grampians empties out during the winter? That’s a plus for you, because an empty town means lower rates on accommodation! A bed in a co-living room at YHA Grampians Eco will set you back shockingly little, and with all the money you save on your accommodation, you can extend your stay for longer to experience this amazing region to the fullest.

Ready to go? Book your stay at YHA Grampians Eco today and have your ultimate Grampians winter adventure on a budget!

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