VISITORS and residents are warned to be careful in the Grampians after a woman died on Saturday afternoon.
Police say the 38-year-old Craigieburn woman fell from Boroka Lookout at around 3pm after climbing a barrier.
Northern Grampians Shire mayor Murray Emerson said it was "very sad reminder" to take care in the region.
"The Northern Grampians Shire sends their condolences to the family of the lady who tragically died at Boroka Lookout," he said.
"It is a very real and a very sad reminder that while you're holidaying in the Grampians, you have to take extra care, because there are a number of dangers associated with being in the area."
Cr Emerson said it was a particularly important reminder heading into the busy Christmas period.
"This time of the year there are lots of visitors to our region, and so it is especially important for people to be aware of where they are going, what they are doing, and how they can keep themselves safe," he said.
Police were preparing a report for the coroner and the woman's death was not being treated as suspicious.
An SES spokesperson said it was vital to take precautions when hiking and spending time outdoors.
"First and foremost we send our condolences to the family and friends of the person that passed away in the tragic accident," the spokesperson said.
"Our general advice is to take care and always be prepared if you're heading into bushland in Victoria.
"Be considerate of the environment you are in and make sure you are following the rules of the area.
"As SES, we don't want to be called out to a tragedy - so please take precautions and be prepared."
Did you know you can receive updates straight to your inbox? To make sure you're up-to-date with news from across the region, sign up below.