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Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland is located below the hightest peaks of the Grampians National Park Grampians Paradise offers large grassed shady and sunny sites with or without power
Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

443 Long Gully Rd Pomonal 3381 Victoria AUSTRALIA

Where we are - address and location map

Link to Google Maps showing our location: 443 Long Gully Rd, Pomonal, Victoria, Australia

 

watching male eastern grey kangaroos fight on an Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Watching kangaroos on a Wildlife Stay

Photo of Mt William taken above Grampains Paradise from a hot air balloon

Mt William - Grampians National Park

You're welcome to call us on:

(03) 5356 6309

Or if you prefer by email:

 

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Camping Sites overlooking Blue Lake and Reman Bluff Wetlands at Grampians Paradise

Pictured: part of Redman Bluff Wetlands, an easy walk from Grampians Paradise.

 

Current News:

2nd May 2023.

New Experienced Launched

To Discover about our Grampians Paradise Exclusive Wildlife Stays follow this link to find out more

 

20th October 2023

Redman Bluff Wetlands, a 30 pond wetland ecosystem, home to many native Australian birds and animals is featured on a new page on our website.

Website Page Link
Redman Bluff Wetlands
a page about bringing back
nature

There are around 75 pictures new to our website of the birds, animals, wetland views and history of our major Rewilding project beside Grampians Paradise, the Redman Bluff Wetlands.

 

21st October 2023:

With good winter rains and now more sunshine in mid spring, Grampians Paradise and the surround countryside is very green. Wildflowers are out, native birds on their nests and the wetlands at Grampians Paradise are full of water.
Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit the Grampians.
Please make your long weekend and school holiday bookings as soon as possible to get the sites you want and to avoid missing out.


     Form the start of 2022 we now have a a maximum of around 115 people (a one third reduction of our historic maximum numbers). This provides a much more spacious feel for those of you who are staying with us and also means that our native Australian animals and birds remain more present.

 

6th APRIL 2024:

CAMP FIRES ARE NOW ALLOWED AT GRAMPIANS PARADISE UNTIL MID DECEMBER 2024. Campfires are only permitted at Grampians Paradise between late March and mid December*

FROM 18 DECEMBER 2024 UNTIL THE LATE MARCH 2025 CAMPFIRES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GRAMPIANS PARADISE.

Sites with Camp Fire places are available at Grampians Paradise

*At Grampians Paradise the Camp fires season opens in late March and runs through winter, spring and early summer - until 18th December 2024. At these times fires must be in a made fireplaces or portable fire places which we have for hire.

No campfires are allow between 18th December 2024 and late March 2025.

Charcoal burners cannot be used on your site between 18th December 2024 and late March 202, but can be used near the camp kitchen.

Click here for more info on fires

 

Wildlife Stays:

What Are Exclusive Wildlife Stays at Grampians Paradise ?

Exclusive Wildlife Stay participants watching the nearby Eastern Grey Kangaroos at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

An Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise, is where you get the best possible opportunity to experience seeing the private lives of the native Australian birds and animals within the grounds and surrounding ecosystem of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

Swamp Wallaby watch us watching him on an Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

One of the Grampians Paradise Swamp Wallabies watching Exclusive Wildlife Stay participants watching him.

watching eastern grey kangaroos feeding in the early evening on an Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

For more information on Exclusive Wildlife Stays see the following landing Pages:

Exclusive Wildlife Stays Info. page

and

Wildlife Stays Welcome Package

Additional information:

Stories from some of those who have experienced an Exclusive Wildlife Stay

The History of the creation of a wildlife haven at Grampians Paradise

More pictures and information of our wildlife, native birds and their home, our created Redman Bluff Wetlands

The story page:

A letter to David Attenborough about our wildlife and the letter David Attenborough sent Back

and

More pictures and information of our wildlife, native birds and their home, our created Redman Bluff Wetlands

 

 

Exclusive Wildlife Stays
Discovery Phone Call

You are welcome to make a phone call and talk with me Aidan Banfield to discover more about our

Exclusive Wildlife Stays

We can talk about anything that you are wondering about our Exclusive Wildlife Stays. I love talking about our native Australian animals and birds, our created ecosystem and how we can tailer an Exclusive Wildlife Stay to work for you and your family or small group.

If want to call from overseas, or out of standard business hours, please send an email to arrange a time.

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(or you can use the - inquiry form - ,
by putting in the "Special Needs / Requirements" field "arrange a time for a discovery call for an Exclusive Wildlife Stay" or something to that effect.)

Ph +61353566309

Phone calls are also welcome to make an Exclusive Wildlife Stay booking.

Aidan Banfield of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland out beside one of the ponds of Redman Bluff Wetlands (which he build beside the camping ground), holding the winers certificate for the Green Parks Award from the Victorian Caravan Parks Association.

In 2022 Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland won the 2022 Elizabeth White Green Park Award

In 2022 Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland won the 2022 Elizabeth White Green Park Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the establishment and growth of environmental practises in a member caravan park.

 

Pictures of

Grampians Paradise

There are both shady and sunny parkland sites with views of the mountains at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Parkland Sites with mountain view
(Petty much the same view in the star photo above, but this time by daylight).

Kangaroo with joey in pouch at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Kangaroo & Joey in the campground

Retro and vintage onsite caravan accomidation at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Retro 6, 4 & 3 berth onsite caravans

Our resident Blue Wrens

Campsites under shady trees

"Koala" our 1950's 3 berth vintage onsite caravan at Grampians Paradise camping and Caravan Parkland

Retro 1950's 3 berth onsite caravan

Beautiful Native Flowers

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF Grampians Paradise

THE NIGHT SKY
and
REDMAN BLUFF

Looking back over my photos I've taken from Grampians Paradise, I wanted to highlight two things. Redman Bluff, the mountain above Grampians Paradise, and the beautiful night sky, with thousands of stars and our dark sky's that make it possible to see milky way on a clear night.

The night sky over the parkland sites and Redman Bluff under the light of the moon.

Easter camping on the Parkland Sites at Grampians Paradise, under the moon light on a starry night, with the milky way rising above Redman Bluff. If you look closely, the cliffs of Redman Bluff have the red of "sunrise", but in this photo it is by the light of the rising moon (only possible for the camera to discern).

Also near the top of the photo (two thirds up the sky in the milky way), it is possible to make out the Southern Cross.

Redman Bluff, 3rd highest Mountain of the Grampians National Park, by moon light, under the stary sky taken from Redman Bluff Camping Ground

With the aid of an f2.8 400mm lens, and the light from the Easter Moon, I was able to capture this picture, complete with star trails, of Redman Bluff, third highest mountain of the Grampians National Park. This photo was taken from the Parkland 10 (P10) site at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

Historic Summit Cairn on Redman Bluff, above Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

The view from the top of Redman Bluff.

While the 1017 metre Summit of Redman Bluff is only 2.8km away from Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland, the summit of Redman Bluff is a hard walk along the Grampians Peaks Trail, suitable for experienced walked. The tracks is long, but offers some of the best views I've seen from any hike I have undertaken. Until recently, there was no track to the summit of Redman Bluff. This had kept the Historic Summit Cairn (possibly dating back to the 1920's) safely hidden away.

This mountain is very special to us here at Grampians Paradise. For over 112 years it has looked down upon us (the Banfield Family - owners and operators of Grampians Paradise), with successive generations of the family being drawn to its magic. I'm sure it was a major attraction for Harry Hill Banfield, my Great Grand Father when he purchased the farm in 1911 (now the home of Grampians Paradise).

With the summit of Redman Bluff now being accessible via the Grampians Peaks Trail, comes with the fear that the isolation that has keep the historic summit cairn safe till now will be lost. We ask those visiting Redman Bluff summit to respect the cairn, and the history it represents for us, and that Parks Victoria, the custodians of the Grampians National Parks does every thing in its power to protect this historic land mark.

This photo is of a camp was held on the site of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland in 1928

Camping at the site of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland has a long history. In 1928, a Nature Study Camp for school teachers (complete with tour manager, a competent chef and a botanist on staff) was organised by the Government Tourist Bureau through the railways. Participants came to Ararat by rail, and then were transported out to Redman Farm, to camp on what is now the Parkland Sites at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland. In our house are old pictures taken up on Long Gully Cliffs (Redman Bluff), that in times gone by, my father suggests may have adorned the railway carriages as proportions. My best guess is these picture were taken during an expedition to the Bluff from this camp, or in the lead up to it. While these photos do not show the area where the Redman Bluff Summit Cairn is, it is my best guess that that cairn dates to this time.

For more information and historic pictures of the 1928 Nature Study Camp, and our history leading up to our 100 years celebration on the 10th of April 2011 (including the first 21 years of Grampians Paradise) here is the link for our history story (50.7MB PDF)

History Book: The Story of the Banfield's 100 years at Redman Farm

Tom Banfield on the Farm Dam, where now Blue Lake, Grampians Paradise is

Picture from our history book: Tom Banfield, the founder of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland, along with his brother Jim and sheep dog Victor on the farm dam (now much larger as the little lake at the bottom of Grampians Paradise.

The now missing summit cairn on Mt William Grampians National Park

A little more history: Alice Banfield (my Grandmother) and Zoe Banfield (my great Aunt) on the Mt William Summit Cairn (highest point of the Grampians National Park). This picture was taken in 1963. Some time after this, but before my memories start, this cairn was demolished. Of this historic structure only the commemorative plaque now remains on the summit.

 

 

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Even if you don't use Facebook you can view the content on our Facebook page by clicking on the "Grampians Paradise Caravan park" link below.

 

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What is An Exclusive Wildlife Stay? Find out on the Exclusive Wildlife Stays Information Page...

If you prefer talking with someone, or you are having difficulties with the online booking page we are very happy to answer your questions by phone
or to do a phone booking with you. You can contact us on (03)53566309 or by email or use our Enquiry Form.

Also please take advantage of the information and view the pictures on our Website - it is really useful for working out if Grampians Paradise is your ideal destination and includes a very helpful site map.

Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland offers:
Large Grassed Sites, Mountain Views, Shady Trees, and Lots of Space.
Facilities include hot showers, children's bathroom, accessible bathroom with toilet and shower and camp kitchen.

Kangaroos on the Parkland Camping Sites at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

We are 750 metres off the edge of the Grampians National Park, under its highest mountains, just 15 minutes drive south south-east of Halls Gap at 443 Long Gully Rd Pomonal 3381, Victoria, Australia.

Update - Friday 21th June 2024:

We have a good range of powered and unpowered sites and Onsite Caravans available for most dates including the June / July School Holidays for 2024.

From 2pm Tuesday 25th June to 11am Friday 28th June 2024 Grampians Paradise will be closed for as an Exclusive Wildlife Stays.

What is An Exclusive Wildlife Stay? Follow the link to find out.

 

EASTER 2025 VANCANCIES:
Our booking diary is open of Easter 2025 bookings:
Now is a good time to book for Easter 2025, while there is a still a good chose of sites available. Already 20 present of the sites are booked for Easter 2025.

All other holiday periods and long weekends through 2024 we have vacancies.

Dates that each site is available for are shown on our online booking system.
On the online booking system there are pictures of the sites and detailed descriptions of each site. Each site is unique, so it is worthwhile taking the time to brows the available selection to find what suits you best (also the prices are different for each site). Another option is to call us on 0353566309 or email us for further information or to book over the phone. There may also be some additional options that are not listed online.

For large groups it would be worth while giving us a call on 0353566309 to talk about which group of sites might work best for your group.

We have Vacancies for: most weeks for powered sites, unpowered sites and on onsite caravans over the next year.
To check which sites are available please check our online booking system, or please contact us by phone, email or online enquiry.

Please note that during Low and Shoulder Seasons we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (although sometimes we can open on these days by special request placed by phone call). Low and Shoulder Seasons (when we are closed for Tuesdays and Wednesdays) are weeks outside of Victoria and South Australian school holidays, long weekends and the Melbourne Cup Week Peak Period.
We do this to provide spaces in our booking diary for our Exclusive Wildlife Stays.
What is An Exclusive Wildlife Stay?
An Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise, is where you get the best possible opportunity to experience seeing the private lives of the Native Australian Birds and Animals that call Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland and surrounds their home. Exclusive Wildlife Stays are a minimum of 2 nights and include guided wildlife walks and wildlife watching.

Dates available for Exclusive Wildlife Stays:
Most dates outside of Long Weekends and school holiday periods are available for Exclusive Wildlife Stays.

 

Australian native wildlife often seen at Grampians Paradise particularly if you are participating in an Exclusive Wildlife Stay

These native Australian birds and marsupials are often seen at Grampians Paradise particularly, if you are participating in an Exclusive Wildlife Stay.

 

There is lots of information on Exclusive Wildlife Stays pages on this website.

Exclusive Wildlife Stays information page,
and the Exclusive Wildlife Stays Welcome Package where there is more detailed information.

Stories from some of those who have experienced an Exclusive Wildlife Stay

The History of the Creation of a wildlife haven at Grampians Paradise

More pictures and information of our wildlife, native birds and their home, our created Redman Bluff Wetlands

and the story page about my letter to David Attenborough and the letter he sent in reply

Also please feel welcome to call me (Aidan Banfield) on 0353566309 to discover more about our Exclusive Wild Stays.

 

watching male eastern grey kangaroos fight on an Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Annamaria and James loving there Exclusive Wildlife Stay at Grampians Paradise. The stories of their stay can be seen on our Exclusive Wildlife Stays Review Page.

 

Reduced maximum numbers of guests and more Native Australian Wildlife at Grampians Paradise:

At the start of 2022, after 32 years since the start of Grampians Paradise, we have made the decision to limit our total of number of guest to around 115 people instead of the traditional 180 to 200 people for Easter and other busy times. This gives an incredibly spacious feel, the chance to see kangaroos in the camping ground in the evenings, the sounds of native birds during the day and so much more space for our guests about the camping ground. This however means we will book out much, much sooner for long weekends and school holidays. Please make plans way ahead for your Grampians stay and holiday times and book now so that are able to secure a space.

 

From Monday 27th December 2021, a new pricing structure has been applied. Larger sites (both powered and unpowered) now include 3, 4 or 5 people in the site price. There are also some sites that include 2 people in the site price.
Our Onsite Caravan prices have been revised on the 24th February 2022 and now have a minimum of a 2 night stay outside of long weekends and school holidays. Longer minimum stays in onsite caravans at some peak times applies.
For details see the Tariff Page.

Also from Monday 27th December 2021, stays at peak times now have a minimum number of nights (a Minimum Stay), instead of the previous "Minimum Fees" pricing system for peak times.
For details see the Tariff Page.

 

 

Camping at Grampians Paradise on both powered and unpowered sites under the highest mountains of the Grampians National Park.

Camping at Grampians Paradise on both powered and unpowered sites under the highest mountains of the Grampians National Park.
The only difference with powered sites is they have a power outlet. As well as tents, many of our sites also suit camper trailers, campervans, RVs, motorhomes and caravans.

All our facilities are available to all our guests staying at Grampians Paradise.

We have showers with hot and cold water, flushing toilets, drinking water tap, dish washing sinks and a very basic camp kitchen set up on a veranda.

We are currently here on site (we live here) and are able to take bookings for future camping trips. Please feel welcome to call us and discuss your plans or make a booking.

 

For sizes of the sites, and the site map see SITE MAP & THE SIZES OF SITES page.

To enquire about prices, or to make a booking, for any long weekend, please contact us as soon as possible, by email, phone or (on-line enquiry). Giving me a call is great way to get information on availability, and set up a booking. If I don't answer please leave a message (sometimes I'm not able to answer the phone for a little bit). I will give you a call back soon as I'm able to. If the phone rings out please try again in 10 or 15 minutes, it is also ok to call me in the early evening.

Also while we endeavour to get back to your online enquires and emails within the half day, sometimes there are so many enquiries it may take a couple of days. You are more than welcome to follow up with a phone call if you want to get get things happening faster.

Kind regards Aidan Banfield

 

2nd August 2014 saw one of the largest snow falls we have seen from Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland in recent decades. The snow stayed on the ground for around 3 days, giving an opportunity to watch sunrise from the summit of Mount Willian over snow covered mountains. Other winter photos include reflections in Blue Lake and a large male kangaroo in Redman Bluff Wetlands, both at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

2nd August 2014 saw one of the largest snow falls we have seen from Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland in recent decades.
The snow stayed on the ground for around 3 days, giving an opportunity to watch sunrise from the summit of Mount Willian over snow covered mountains.
Other winter photos include reflections in Blue Lake and a large male kangaroo in Redman Bluff Wetlands, both at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

Camping and Caravanning is different things to different people:

If you are after large, grassy sites that spread out spaciously in a beautiful setting, some with views of the mountains, some very shady amongst the big trees planted by our family over the last 90 years and some with views over our little lakes and wetland ponds, and some basic facilities (showers with hot and cold water, flushing toilets, dish washing sinks, a centralised treated drinking water tap and very basic camp kitchen), then Grampians Paradise could be just what you are looking for.

Some people are after other things. Here's a list of what we don't have, to help you work out if you would enjoy a stay at Grampians Paradise.

Not supplied: No potable water to the sites, no sullage at sites, no concrete pads for caravans, no dump point for toilet waste, no street lights or paved roads, no playground (just lots of space for play), no shop (The Grampians Store is 10 minutes drive away, where there is petrol, diesel and ice) and no wifi (Telstra and Optus have data and call coverage in the camping ground. Most Vodafone's no coverage). There are 4 km of gravel roads into Grampians Paradise.

There is, however, TV reception if you have a TV. Our camp kitchen does not have a microwave or an oven.

We do however have an incredible number of native birds and animals around, some of the best views of the Grampians and we never let our parkland grounds get crowded, Even at the busiest times.

No Pets

Unfortunately we are not able to have guests bring their pets with them to stay at Grampians Paradise.

Also it is worth knowing that the Grampians National Park is place where pets are not permitted.

If you are looking for a Grampians caravan park that allows dogs, try calling the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.

North Valley (NV) site currently not available:

While the Fox Maple School of Traditional Building Workshop (21st to 30th October 2018) is now in the past, for the time being, the North Valley Site (NV) is not available, as the timber framed bridge we built during the workshop is now sitting on the NV site, until we lift it onto its foundation over Valley Lake.

For more information on the Grampians Paradise October 2018 Fox Maple Timber Framing Workshop (and photos from the Spring 2017 workshop held in Maine, USA), and the Timber Framers Gathering Weekend (that was held on the 27th and 28th October 2018) go to www.grampiansparadise.com.au/timberframing

Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions

For information on our cancellation policy and our terms and conditions please please see our Terms and Conditions page.

The cancellation conditions are different for Exclusive Wildlife Stays as we close of our booking diary for all other bookings for the dates of your Exclusive Wildlife Stay.
For cancellation policy and conditions for Exclusive Wildlife Stays see the Exclusive Wildlife Stays - Cancellation Policy page.

 

Very old and large River Red Gum trees by moon light and under the stars on Redman Farm, also the home of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Dark Sky's, bright stars and beautiful moon light. Grampians Paradise is an ideal location for a base for night time photography.
Aidan Banfield at the camera working on a night time-lapse. Photo by Michael Uthe.

Tents on the Lakeside Powered Sites in spring (early October)

lakeside powered camping site at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Early morning light and spring green grass on the Lakeside Powered Sites by Blue Lake. In the foreground is Lakeside 3 (L3) a peered site that is particularly suited to tents.

 

 

A short time lapse of the the Milky Way and Aurora Australis over Mt William from near Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.
The sounds in this clip are of the native Australian Birds at Grampians Paradise and Nessa playing one of her Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls.

 

Kahuna and Heartworks Lomi Lomi massage, Sound Therapy with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and Pelvic Trauma Therapy/Gentling Way Techniques at Grampians Paradise.

Innerji Sound and Massage offers Kahuna and Heartworks Lomi Lomi massage and quartz crystal singing bowls therapy at Grampians Paradise

Nessa (Vanessa Beckitt) brings some great bodywork to Grampians Paradise - you can have a massage without having to drive anywhere! As Aidan's wife, Nessa is involved with campground tasks part of the time, and also enjoys spending time working with quartz crystal singing bowls, qigong, bodywork and healing.

Our massage studio is tucked away in the camping ground, despite being fairly close to the office, you can enter through the doorway and forget the concept of time and the stresses of the busy world. It really feels like a world away from everything.

In September 2016 Nessa travelled to Queensland to extend her Kahuna Massage Skills on a Level 6 and Level 7 Kahuna Massage training retreat, and now offers Kahuna Massage, Heartworks Lomi Lomi and Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapies® as well as Crystal Sound Therapy and Sound Spas using the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls within the Innerji Sound and Massage Studio room. Nessa is also an accredited Remedial Massage Therapist with MMA. During the COVID Lockdown of 2020 Nessa has been training with The Gentling Way Pelvic Therapies as well as graduating as an Open Sky Qigong Facilitator. Appointments are required in advance by private arrangement. Please note that Nessa does travel for professional development and to see family in Tasmania, so please check her availability when booking if you are keen to have a massage during your stay.

For information on Kahuna Massage, Arvigo®, Heartworks Lomi Lomi and other therapies offered by Nessa at Innerji Sound and Massage see http://www.innerjisoundandmassage.com.au/page3.html
and this really great video demonstration - Kahuna Massage demonstrated by High Spirits Retreat / Mette's Institute , from where Vanessa has completed her Kahuna massage training.

We also have a discount for Kahuna Massage for Guests of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland (campers must be booked in for a minimum of one night in the camping ground) which gives discount for Kahuna Massage treatment on any day of the week between 9am and 5pm - Camping Guest Special*. If you wish to take up this offer, please let us know when you make a booking at Grampians Paradise or let us know at Innerji Sound and Massage so that we can make sure there is a time available for you. Please note that we recommend making a booking in advance as we cannot guarantee that there will be availability for walk-ins.

*Specials operate independently of each other - only one discount can be selected per session. Sorry, but Remedial Massage is not included in any of the discounts or specials.

Vanessa Beckitt is a qualified Remedial Therapist registered with MMA (previously AAMT) for Health Fund Rebates and is trained to level 7 in Kahuna Massage.

Please contact us to confirm availability for a given date.

Nessa (Vanessa) Beckitt, Aidan Banfield and our two adult sons are the family that are your hosts at Grampians Paradise. If you are lucky you may get to meet Tom and Aileen Banfield, Aidans parents. Tom established the Campground originally.

 

Nessa playing Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

 

Grampians Paradise hosted a 10 day Traditional Timber Framing Workshop 21st to 30th October 2018:

Before bolts, screws and nails, building were made of large timber beams and post held together by joinery - tenons and mortises held in place by timber pins. While there are very few examples of this style of Traditional Timber Buildings in Australia, around the world buildings using the traditional style of timber construction have stood for hundreds of years, some even close to 1000 years.

In the last 30 to 40 years there has been a revival in Traditional Timber Framing in America, England and Europe. Grampians Paradise now has the pleasure of hosting one of the great teachers of this revival, Steve Chappell, for the next of his "Fox Maple's World Tour Traditional Timber Framing Workshops". The workshop is intensive, includes both theory and practical hands on learning, using both traditional hand and modern powered carpentry tools, while working on a large scale timber frame project.

The workshop started early on Sunday 21st October and came to a close late on Tuesday 30th October 2018
For more information and pictures see www.grampiansparadise.com.au/timberframing

Interested in reading more? Steve hosts workshops around the world, so for more information go to Fox Maples School of Traditional Building and Registration Form

10 day Tradistional Timber Framing Workshop to be be held in October 2018 at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Information on the above photos:
Top left: Traditional 2 story timber frame built in the Spring 2017 Workshop at Fox Maples Maine, USA campus. This was the 35th Anniversary Year of Fox Maple Workshops.
Top right: Course participants assembling the frame they had cut - Spring 2017.
Bottom Right: The Dining Hall at Fox Maples Maine, USA campus - the frame was cut and raised by students in the June 1997 introductory and advanced workshops.
Photos taken by Aidan Banfield while attending the introductory and advanced workshops in USA - Spring 2017

 

Reman Bluff, one of the Grampians National Park's highest mountains refected in Blue Lake at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Looking for a place to stay in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia?

If you drive via Redman Rd through the avenue of trees and along the 4 kilometres of gravel road, you'll find Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland, with the opportunity to escape wifi and technology and lose yourself in nature. Grampians Paradise is nestled on the eastern side of the Grampians National Park with views of its highest mountain, Mt William and Redman Bluff (3rd highest peak) and surrounded by the seasonal Redman Bluff Wetlands (spring time is amazing for the wetlands and Grampians Waterfalls).

We invite you to be our guests and to enjoy a relaxing holiday at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland, with large grassed spacious sites with shady trees (some sites are shady, some are sunny and some have amazing views of the mountains).

We are outside the crowded tourist area, with beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding countryside, but within easy reach of the popular Grampians attractions and Halls Gap (15 minute drive to the Gap).

We believe in the quality of natural experience. Our water comes from the small lakes above the camping ground which are feed by mountain streams, and often our water has the tannin content loved by makers of whiskey and without the chlorine of town water supply.

Our water is heated traditionally by a wood fired boiler which gains solar boost during sunny days.

With the spacious powered sites and unpowered sites taking some of the best locations within our parkland, we differ from most other tourist parks in that there are no rows of cabins interrupting the views of the grounds and surrounds. The small number of period style (vintage and retro) onsite caravans are scattered about the camping ground and within easy reach of the amenities and other basic facilities.

We trust you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of camping in our beautiful parkland, with some sites overlooking our small lake. The camping ground is also surrounded by wetlands that are the home of many native Australian animals and birds.

Many of the spacious grassed camping areas are shaded by tall trees and "bush garden areas", some with beautiful Australian native flowers, which attract a myriad of native birds and animals. Kangaroos are often seen about the camping ground in the evening and night time.

There are only a very few other area's in all the places I have visited with as many birds (both in total numbers per hectare, and numbers of species - over 100 different species recorded) than here at Grampians Paradise.

The Parkland Sites (P1 to P12) are the ones that have great views of the Grampians Mountains.

While we will not suit everyone, if you are after a camping ground, or a place to stay with a tent, camper trailer, caravan, camper van or motor home, that has a few more facilities than a National Park camping ground, but not the development and "mini" suburb feel of a big commercial caravan park, then we feel you will love Grampians Paradise.

Your hosts,

Aidan Banfield & Vanessa Beckitt.

 

Kangaroos grazing right beside the lakeside powered camping sites at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Kangaroos grazing in the early morning in front of our little lake, right beside the Lakeside Powered Sites.

 

Sunrise on the Grampians mountains from Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Sunrise on the cliffs of Redman Bluff reflected in the waters of Observatory Lake, one of thirty wetland ponds of the Redman Bluff Wetlands that surround three side of Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland.

Grampians Paradise Site Map (this map is accurate to scale).

All of our sites have something special about them. It might be they are shady, or are big, by our lake, have a fire place (available for use in late autumn, winter and spring) or have great views of the mountains.

This map is to scale, and some of the sites are huge. South 7 (S7) for example is 18 by 10 metres in size (180 square metres). Even North 3 (N3) is 8 by 9 metres in size.

To help you select your site we have two list with photos. For these lists go to Sites by Location or Area or Sites by Classification or Type (each type of site has a different price to other types - see the tariff page).

Site Map showing powered and unpowered sites for caravans, motor homes, camper trailors and tents at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland

Terms and conditions for bookings and stays at Grampians Paradise
in addition to those listed on the Exclusive Wildlife Stays - Cancellation Policy page:

 

Follow these links for information on:

Exclusive Wildlife Stays information page,
and the Exclusive Wildlife Stays Welcome Package where there is more detailed information.

Stories from some of those who have experienced an Exclusive Wildlife Stay

The History of the Creation of a wildlife haven at Grampians Paradise

More pictures and information of our wildlife, native birds and their home, our created Redman Bluff Wetlands

and the story page about my letter to David Attenborough and the letter he sent in reply

Sorry no Pets.

Rates effective 1/3/2022 (Including rates for Exclusive Wildlife Stays) and subject to change without notice.

There is some important and really useful additional informational that you need to read before making a booking to stay at Grampians Paradise Camping and Caravan Parkland in our Terms and Conditions. We have written and formatted our terms and conditions so that they are easy to read and understand. The terms and conditions information includes information on how you can pay, deposits, what to do if you need to cancel or change the details of your booking, night time noise restrictions after 11:00pm, when and where you can have camp fires and lots of other useful information. Click here to read our terms and conditions.

 

Grampians Paradise offers a retreat from the pressures of busy life — a place to relax and to relate to a rich and varied country environment. You can take time to sit and enjoy the views of lakes and mountains and listen to and watch the native Australian birds and animals.