Been unable to get to the Grampians this year? You won't be alone, but you can explore it with a new free virtual game - and have the chance to win a holiday.
Families who missed out on summer and Easter trips to the region can discover it through activities and puzzles in the Grampians Virtual Holiday game.
The game includes a range of activities such as downloadable word search, a cubby house building activity, riddles to solve, arts and crafts, camping themed charades and smores game.
Grampians tourism operators launched the virtual holiday to continue discovery and engagement with the region through isolation.
"We are excited to bring the beauty of the Grampians to families who have been unable to experience the region due to the current travel restrictions," said Josephina McDonald, owner of Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.
"The Grampians Virtual Holiday includes activities that are designed to entertain and educate kids about the region."
The tourist park has partnered with local attractions including Halls Gap Zoo, Halls Gap Hotel and the Grampians National Park to bring the beauty of the region to homes across Australia.
The Grampians Virtual Holiday has been adapted from the GPS-based Grampians Treasure Hunt app designed by the tourist park that encouraged families to get out and about within the national park while visiting the region.
Each activity and puzzle completed in the game will unlock one letter of a code word, with people being able to enter a competition to win a Grampians holidays valued at $1000 once the word is decoded.
The Real Deal Grampians Holiday, valued at $1000, will include a cabin/glamping stay at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, a Halls Gap Zoo Animal Encounter, a family meal at the Hall's Gap Hotel and treats from Coola's Ice Creamery.
There will also be monthly prizes of Monopoly: Camping and Caravan Edition and native Australian animal plush toys.
The free Grampians Treasure Hunts app is available for iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded at hallsgaplakeside.com/virtual-grampians-holiday/
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