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Glamping in the Grampians

Dedicated to creating magical experiences in beautiful locations, Under Sky glamping combines luxury accommodation with far-flung locations that celebrate Australia’s remote outdoors.

By Jessica Wilkinson
Published: March 13, 2016

Escape the city and explore the Grampians - a majestic mountain range and forest rising out of flat farmland in Victoria's west – with the purveyors of luxury camping Under Sky, a temporary pop-up glamping hotel running from 1 April to 1 May. Use your luxury bell tent as a base to explore the Grampians National Park with its diverse array of native wildlife and scenic hiking trails.

Under sky glamping

Under Sky Glamping, the Grampians, Victoria

If getting out into Australia’s beautiful remote landscapes appeals but the thought of roughing it in the bush doesn’t, glamping is your ticket in. Under Sky have set up a pop-up glamping hotel for five weeks at Mount Zero Olives, a family-run property of olive trees at the base of Mount Zero next to the Grampians National Park. As part of the experience, your 5-metre canvas bell tent will be lit with lanterns and furnished with a soft queen bed, fresh linen and towels and two deck chairs to sit out the front and take in the view. To coincide with the pop-up hotel, Mount Zero café will be re-opening to serve guests home-made breakfast and lunch using locally sourced produce. Guests also have the option to BYO their own food and drinks, with a communal fire pit, BBQ cooking and dining area available. Access to electricity and water is also available at the Homestead, as well as a charging station.


Explore the Grampians on foot

Mount William, The Grampians, Victoria

The national park offers so many beautiful ways to explore the Grampians on foot. Spanning over 400,000 acres (167, 000 hectares), the scenery is punctuated by jagged peaks and rugged slopes and the walking tracks wind between the escarpments. On any walk you do through the national park keep an eye out for native wildlife along the way, including koalas, kangaroos and echidnas. 

The Pinnacle
One of the most popular hikes, the pinnacle will find you crossing creeks, hiking through gorges and canyons, and walking through eucalypt forests. There are two ways to do the pinnacle hike. The easier route is from the Sundial carpark and is perfect if you have kids with you. The more challenging route will see you leave from Wonderland carpark and has a few steep, rocky areas as you climb towards the Grand Canyon.

The Pinnacle from Sundial Carpark
Distance: 2.1 kilometres (1.3 miles)
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Grade: Medium

The Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark
2.1 kilometres (1.3 miles) 
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 
Grade: Medium/Hard

MacKenzie Falls, The Grampians, Victoria

MacKenzie Falls Walk
Mackenzie Falls in Victoria’s largest waterfall and it’s well worth the steep trail. The walk takes you to the base of the falls via the Mackenzie River Gorge, where you can watch the water cascade over the cliffs. The walk can involve water crossings and slippery track surfaces. 
Distance: 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) return
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes return
Grade: Steep 

Boronia Peak Walk
This walk is a little rocky but offers sweeping views towards Lake Fyans and over Fyans Valley. You’ll start by crossing Fyans Creek (Barri yalug) footbridge and then start the climb through the Messmate forest along the western slope of the Mount William Range.
Length: 6.6 kilometres (4 miles) return
Walk: 2 hours 30 minutes
Grade: Medium