Regional Victoria begins to rev up for summer

The Grampians

The Grampians and Falls Creek are among the many that will be showing off their sightseeing charms this spring and summer season, as regional Victoria sees an easing up of lockdown restrictions.

Falls Creek enhances Mountain Bike Park

Falls Creek is thrilled to announce it will be receiving a Regional Infrastructure Grant of $500,000 for the Stage 5 development of the Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park.

Currently hosting 40km of world class gravity and cross country trails, this extension will see the expansion of the Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park to include a further 11km of flow and technical trails and provide the opportunity for riders of all levels to transition through the park.

Stuart Smythe, Falls Creek Resort Management CEO stated, “The Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park is designed to appeal to a wide range of mountain bike riders from beginner to expert”.

“Increasing the number of trails will add a new sense of excitement to park and entice riders near and far to test their lungs and skills in this magnificent alpine terrain” said Smythe.

Once completed Falls Creek hope to see immediate benefits to the community with increased visitation to the resort from November through April.

Falls Creek Website

Grampians welcomes all regional travellers

The Grampians is encouraging regional Victorians to get out and explore all the destination has to offer. After weeks of staying home now is the time to get out in the great outdoors, take in the stunning scenery and enjoy some locally produced food and wine.

Grampians Tourism CEO, Marc Sleeman says, ‘With Metropolitan Melbourne still unable to travel outside of their immediate area, there is no better time for our regional neighbours to enjoy the Grampians. Embrace the beauty of the area and support the local tourism industry and jobs. Our region is beautiful at this time of year, the food and drink venues are ready for visitors and our tourist attractions cannot wait to have you back’.

The Grampians offers something for all tastes and budgets and now is the perfect time to explore post lockdown. Things to do in the region include:

  • Get outside and breathe in the fresh air - once described as ‘The Garden of Victoria” the Grampians is home to a third of Victoria’s flora.

  • Swap Netflix for a hike – after months of being on the couch it’s time to get outside in the fresh air and walk the iconic Pinnacle walk. As the One of the highlights of the region, the Pinnacle rewards walkers with views of Halls Gap and many of the Grampians peaks.

  • Enjoy wine with a backdrop – Many Grampians wineries will be opening for business and encouraging visitors to come sip on a Shiraz or relax with a Riesling. Most wineries offer views across the Grampians which can be enjoyed with a cheeseboard showcasing locally produced cheese and small goods.

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