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Boroka Lookout: How To Visit This Epic Grampians Viewpoint

Boroka Lookout: How To Visit This Epic Grampians Viewpoint

Boroka Lookout is one of the finest viewpoints in the whole of the Grampians National Park. And, given there are plenty of wonderful views to be had in the Grampians, that’s high praise indeed. But, it’s true. In addition, Boroka Lookout is also one of the easiest and most accessible viewpoints to visit in the Grampians, which makes it a popular stop for visitors of all ages and abilities.

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about visiting Boroka Lookout in the Grampians, including three different route options for getting there.

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Where Is Boroka Lookout?

Boroka Lookout is found in the Grampians National Park in the state of Victoria, Australia. Sitting high above the popular hub of Halls Gap, the entrance to the lookout can be found along Mount Difficult Road.

To help get your bearings, please click on the image below to access an interactive map of the area on Google Maps.

Boroka Lookout map

What to Expect at Boroka Lookout, Grampians

Boroka Lookout is one of the finest viewpoints to visit in the Grampians National Park. A short walk from the designated car park brings you to two fantastic viewing platforms. It’s an easy five-minute walk along a well-maintained pathway, suitable for those with mobility issues and pushchairs. In fact, Boroka Lookout is one of the most family-friendly and accessible attractions in the Grampians.

Both viewing platforms offer extraordinary views across the Grampians, Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield below. Certainly, the platforms are big enough to accommodate large groups of people, ensuring everyone gets a view.

But, please note, it’s not advisable (or even allowed) to climb any fences at the viewpoints. This is because the rocky outcrops surrounding the purpose-built viewing platforms can be unstable and dangerous to scramble on. Indeed, tragic accidents have happened at the viewpoint. So, stick to the permitted areas, where the views are just as good.

Facilities at Grampian’s Boroka Lookout

You’ll find toilets and picnic facilities at the Boroka Lookout Car Park. But, there’s no seating on the viewing platforms themselves.

Best Time to Visit Boroka Lookout

One of the best times to visit is at sunrise. Indeed, a Boroka Lookout sunrise is a wonderful experience. As the viewing platform faces east, it’s in the perfect position to enjoy an early wake-up call watching golden hues form over the spectacular Grampians scenery. Of course, heading straight to the Boroka Lookout Car Park for this one means you’re not having to get up too early for a long walk. Perfect!

As one of the most popular lookout spots in the Grampians, Boroka can get quite busy. So, to avoid the crowds, look to visit first thing in the morning or later in the day. Of course, you’ll also be wanting some clear weather so you have an actual view from the viewpoint.

Dan and I experienced some days of thick clouds up in the Grampian mountains, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast before heading to Boroka Lookout. Certainly, you can check the weather forecast on the official BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) website.

How to Get to Boroka Lookout, Grampians

The easiest and most popular way to visit the lookout is to park at the designated car park and take a short walk to the viewing platform from there. But, it’s also possible to visit via some longer walks. We’ll talk about three options for visiting Boroka Lookout below.

1. Boroka Lookout From Boroka Lookout Car Park

As mentioned, parking at the Boroka Lookout Car Park is the most straightforward way to visit the viewpoint. This is the option we took as it worked perfectly with a jam-packed Grampians itinerary.

The car park at Boroka Lookout is fairly large and easily accommodates a steady stream of visitors stopping by. Visiting the Boroka Lookout from the Boroka Lookout Car Park is suitable for those with limited mobility and pushchairs. The walk is around 100m long with minimal elevation gain.

You can find the location of Boroka Lookout Car Park here on Google Maps. The address is Mt Difficult Road, Halls Gap, VIC, 3381.

2. Boroka Lookout From Wonderland Car Park

If you fancy a slightly longer walk to Boroka Lookout, you might consider parking at the Wonderland Car Park and taking the Boroka Track up to the lookout. The hike is around 10km long and takes 3–4 hours to walk.

From Wonderland Car Park, you can also walk to the Pinnacle Lookout and Turret Falls.

You can find the location of Wonderland Car Park here on Google Maps. The address is Wonderland Road, Halls Gap, VIC, 3381.

3. Boroka Lookout From Halls Gap

For a longer and more challenging hike, walking from Halls Gap to Boroka Lookout is becoming an increasingly popular option. The hike sees you initially join the Wonderloop Loop Track, more commonly used for the Pinnacle Lookout Walk, before joining the Boroka Track at Wonderland Car Park and following the above-mentioned route to the lookout.

All in all, the hike takes 4–5 hours to complete and is around 11.5km long. You can follow the trail here.

If you’ve brought your bike to the Grampians, then it’s also possible to cycle to Boroka Lookout from Halls Gap.

Boroka Lookout grampians

Other Lookouts in the Grampians National Park

  • The Balconies Grampians: a classic viewpoint of the Grampians.
  • Reeds Lookout: next door to The Balconies Lookout is this fantastic viewpoint over the west of the Grampians.
  • Pinnacle Lookout: a steep walk is rewarded with panoramic views of the Grampians.
  • Hollow Mountain: this wonderful viewpoint is framed by an orange-walled cave chamber at Hollow Mountain.

Read more: 12 Must-See Grampians Waterfalls: The Complete Guide

Hollow Mountain, Grampians
Hollow Mountain Cave lookout

How to Get to Halls Gap, Grampians

Halls Gap and the Boroka Lookout are located within the Grampians National Park. The national park lies around 250km west of Melbourne and takes around three hours to drive to.

Although it’s possible to take public transport from Melbourne to Halls Gap, you’re looking at an extremely long journey. Instead, it’s best to have access to your own set of wheels. If you need a car, we recommend using It’s a fantastic search engine for finding the cheapest car hire. Search for cheap car hire in Melbourne today. A 2WD will suffice for this adventure.

Getting to Melbourne

Of course, you’ll first need to fly to Melbourne to visit the Grampians if travelling from abroad. We recommend using Skyscanner to search for the cheapest flights. When flying abroad, we always get the ball rolling with a Skyscanner search. Check out cheap flights to Melbourne today!

Where to Stay in Halls Gap

Halls Gap is the main hub of the Grampians so this small town isn’t short of accommodation options. Below, we’ve put together the best budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation options to help plan your trip.

  • Budget – Grampians Eco YHA: the main hostel in town is the Grampians Eco YHA. Although the price doesn’t feel super budget, this is probably one of the nicest hostels you’ll ever stay in. Enjoy clean facilities and plenty of space.
  • Mid-range – Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park: enjoy a pool, mountain view and well-equipped kitchenettes at the Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.
  • Luxury – Grampians Chalets: enjoy lake views, friendly kangaroos and a fantastic location at the Grampians Chalets modern and comfortable holiday lets. Also, try the Marwood Villas for a stay in an individual bijoux villa.

Boroka Lookout Camping

Camping isn’t allowed at Boroka Lookout. If you want to camp in the Grampians, then head to Halls Gap where you’ll find Halls Gap Caravan Park, Lake Fyans Holiday Park and Breeze Holiday Parks.

Alternatively, you can camp at some spots that require a little hiking to reach. Popular locations include Bugiga Hiker Camp and Stony Creek Group Campground, which can be booked through the official Parks Vic website.

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Five Gear Essentials For Boroka Lookout

Osprey Skarab 30
Osprey Skarab 30

The Osprey Skarab 30 is our go-to hiking backpack for day hikes. This well-designed unisex backpack is comfortable and spacious, so you’ll have plenty of space to pack everything without feeling the strain on your upper back.

Osprey Ultralight Raincover
Osprey Ultralight Raincover

A waterproof backpack cover is an absolute must when you’re adventuring outdoors. The Osprey Ultralight Raincover Medium is a high-quality waterproof cover that’ll keep your backpack bone dry.

GRAYL Reusable Water Bottle
GRAYL Reusable Water Bottle

The GRAYL GeoPress is the best water filter bottle that allows you to purify 710mL (12 ounces) of water. This bottle will make water safe to drink wherever you’re hiking.

BUFF Original Ecostretch
BUFF Original Ecostretch

The BUFF Original Ecostretch is a great option when it comes to multifunctional headwear. We use the Ecostretch as a neck gaiter to keep the sun off our necks and it helps us keep warm in cooler climates.

Sony Cybershot RX100 VII
Sony Cybershot RX100 VII

Capture epic photos and videos with the Sony Cybershot RX100 VII. This is hands-down the best compact camera. We love using this simple point-and-shoot camera when we’re hiking as it’s lightweight and durable.

To find out more about all of the gear that we use and recommend, read our guides about our favourite hiking gear, travel gear and camera gear. Otherwise, read our comprehensive travel packing checklist.

Boroka Lookout, Grampians


Below, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about Boroka Lookout in the Grampians.

What is the Highest Peak in the Grampians?

Mount William, which stands at 1,167 metres high. It’s located south of Boroka Lookout.

What Are the Boroka Lookout Opening Hours?

It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Do You Need to Book in Advance to Visit Boroka Lookout?


What Are the Boroka Lookout Entry Prices?

It’s free to visit.

How Long Is the Boroka Lookout Walk?

This depends on the route you take. But, as most people visit from the car park, you’re looking at a walk of around 100m in length, taking less than 5 minutes.

Bonus Tips

  • Boroka Lookout death: tragically, there have been deaths at the lookout. These have not occurred at visits to the fenced-off viewpoint, which is completely safe. But, the accidents have happened as a result of jumping the fences to access the craggy rocks. It’s important to heed the warnings of the safety signage and stick to the designated pathways and viewpoints, however enticing a little balcony-style rock looks.
  • No dogs: sorry, furry friend will have to sit this attraction out.
  • Nearby walks: great walks nearby include Mount William, Mount Rosea and Chatauqua Peak. For a multi-day hike, look no further than the Grampians Peaks Trail.
  • More of Victoria: some of our favourite places in Victoria include exploring along the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and of course, Wilsons Prom (guides coming soon).

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Beck Piggott

With an art and design based background, Beck uses photography and writing to help inspire readers to climb mountains, hike coastal trails and chase waterfalls around the globe.

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