A woman has died after falling from a scenic lookout in the Grampians National Park in Victoria.

The woman, 38 and from Craigieburn, climbed the barrier about 3pm before falling to her death, police said in a statement.

A joint Victoria Police and SES operation will retrieve the woman's body from the scene.

Police are now investigating what happened but say her death is not being treated as suspicious. The Herald Sun reports the tragic accident occurred while the woman attempted to pose for a photo at Boroka lookout near Halls Gap. It is understood the tragedy happened in front of the woman's family.

An SES spokesperson said about 7pm that the "extrication of the body" was ongoing.

She said the woman fell "at least" 80 metres after climbing over the railing.

SES units from four regions attended the scene of the fall with high angle rescue experts and equipment.

The Victoria Police Air Wing helicopter was also onsite with police leading the response to the tragic incident at the scene.

The lookout shows panoramic views of the Grampians National Park. Picture: Supplied
The lookout shows panoramic views of the Grampians National Park. Picture: Supplied

 

The view from Boroka Lookout back towards Halls Gap, with the Serra Range on the right and Mount William Range on left.
The view from Boroka Lookout back towards Halls Gap, with the Serra Range on the right and Mount William Range on left.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

The death happened at Boroka Lookout near Halls Gap, about 270 kilometres northwest of Melbourne.

The popular site shows panoramic views of the east Grampians after a five-minute walk from the car park.

Originally published as Woman dies while posing for photo



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