The Grampians

Soaring out of the Western District plains are the four main mountain ranges that form the Grampians: Victoria, Serra, Mount William and Mount Difficult. The Grampians were formed by an upsurge of rock some 400 million years ago, and the sawtooth peaks rise sharply in the east and tower over the surrounding landscape for about 50 kilometres before flattening out in the west. Evocative names like Wonderland Range, Lady’s Hat, Fallen Giant and Silent Street hint at their grandeur and drama. Over 800 plants are found here including 20 plant species not found anywhere else in the world. Around a third of Victoria’s native animal species are also found here.

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