Wartook Valley - Grampians North West
The famous Grampians National Park is world renowned for bush walking, rock climbing, wildflowers, waterfalls and kangaroos.
The Wartook Valley is surrounded by a spectacular mountain environment, nestled under Mt. Difficult range on the North West side of the Grampians.
The Valley offers magnificent sunrises, sunsets and brilliant night skies. There is a wealth of wonderful walks and 4WD tracks to experience as well as an abundance of wilderness, wildflowers, waterfalls, wildlife and rock formations. Famed for its magnificent mountain views, abundant kangaroos, emus and other wildlife, Wartook Valley offers peace and tranquillity as well as adventure activities all in close proximity to the National Park's other attractions.
The Wartook Valley region, which is just a short drive from Halls Gap, offers a range of attractions and facilities for your relaxation and enjoyment making it an ideal base to explore the western side, a picturesque major gateway of the Grampians National Park.
Wartook Valley offers year-round horse riding, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, quad bike tours and wildlife watching. There is also a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles. From camping and caravanning, cabins, backpacking, B&B's, self-catering and luxury villas. Wartook Valley allows individuals, couples and families an opportunity to revitalise and experience the Grampians.
For many thousands of years, Aboriginal people have lived in the Grampians. Concealed in the mountains of Wartook Valley are several Aboriginal art sites open and accessible to the public.
Offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere, with bbq and toilet facilities available. The area has an open space feeling. Stroll along the boardwalk alongside the beautiful Mackenzie River. Start from the Zumsteins picnic ground and follow the track to Fish Falls where the track becomes steeper, meandering through a large gorge beside the river to the base of MacKenzie Falls. A hat, sunscreen and drinking water should be carried when walking in the Park. Suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.
Dadswell's Bridge is located on the Western Highway. With the majestic Grampians mountain range as a backdrop is famed for being the home of the Giant Koala.
The tourist precinct consists of separate businesses. The Giant Koala, cafe and takeaway business also offers information on the local area. Next door is the hotel / motel and includes the delicious Indian cuisine at Namaskaar. A range of accommodation is also available at Dadswell's Bridge.