Tourist Tips Grampians - The Balconies
Distance: 2Km return
Start Point: Reeds Lookout Carpark
The Balconies is one of the iconic and most photographed features in the Grampians National Park. Reeds lookout itself provides stunning views across the Victoria Valley and has extensive mountain views looking to the West.
The path to the Balconies is made of gravel and has only a gentle gradient and is therefore suitable for use with a stroller and possibly for some wheel chairs. Towards the start of the walk there are views to the left of Lake Wartook. The short walk passes through stringybark forest; much of which is infected with cinnamon fungus. At the end of the walk the Balconies can be viewed from behind the railings.
In former times there was access to walk onto the lower lip of the 'Jaws of Death' but in these days of litigation and due to real danger that is not permitted now.
The Balconies are pictured in the photograph shown on the left. That is a sunset shot. It is best photographed just before sunset before the background mountains go into shadow. Another good place to take photographs is the from the Fire Tower which is set just a short but steep walk from and above Reeds Lookout. This is one of the many things to do nearby our conveniently located and comfy Grampians National Park Accommodation.