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Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail

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Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail

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Description

Surround yourself with nature in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and learn about the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali peoples on a 6-day walking trip in Victoria. Along with the waterfalls, wildflowers and awe-inspiring views that make this national park famous, you’ll share your walks with animals like kangaroos, wallabies, emus and colourful birds. Whether you’re hiking to the northern tip of the Grampians Peaks Trail at Mt Zero, edging to the top of The Pinnacle along a rocky cliff-face or reaching Mt Duwul (Mt William), the highest point in the Grampians, you’ll hit new heights on this in-depth walking trip with two expert hiking guides by your side.

Trip Name
Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail
Last Updated
2024-05-25
Days
6
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Escape the everyday, get active, and go on all the Grampian’s best hikes like Mt Duwul (Mt William), the highest point in Grampians National Park, and the Grampians Peaks Trail walk.
  • Take in waterfalls, colourful wildflower displays, and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas as you keep an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and native birds.
  • There’s no need for a map or GPS on this walking trip – with two expert local walking guides who know the area inside-out, all you have to do is enjoy the journey.
  • Stay in the same comfortable motel-style accommodation for your entire trip. Unpack once, settle in, and relax. With every meal taken care of, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other.
  • Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage and spiritual connections of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali Peoples as you travel through Country in the Grampians.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It's important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your group leader or local representative will keep you up to date with any such changes once your trip is underway.

Day 1 - Melbourne / Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
We depart Melbourne CBD at 8am, heading for the spectacular Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, which spans across the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali Peoples. On our way to Halls Gap for lunch, we will stop for morning tea or refreshments and to get to know your fellow hikers. We'll undertake 2 walks this afternoon. The first is to the MacKenzie Falls, the most iconic and spectacular waterfall in the Grampians. It's a 2km return hike which includes 260 narrow steps and while the climb back may pose a challenge, the view from below is well worth the effort. The Balconies is our second walk. It's an easy walk with interesting rock formations and sweeping views of the Victorian plains. After checking in at our accommodation, enjoy a well-deserved warm shower and mingle with your fellow walkers over some nibbles and lovely dinner.
Day 2 - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Today we head off to Mt Zero Trailhead the most northern section of the Grampian Peaks Trail. Heading south we enjoy a day of mainly ridgeline hiking passing over rocky slabs. We take in views of Staplyton Amphitheatre and the orange wave of Taipan Wall. Then venture through low forest and dense scrub to Golton Creek. Ascend again toward the Mt Difficult Range to reach Barigar (mountain stream) passing small creeks and seasonal rockpools along the way. Finally trek through grassy woodland before the ridgeline takes you to your destination of Roses Gap. On the completion of the hike we'll return to Halls Gap for the evening.
Day 3 - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Today drive north again to continue the hike south back to Halls Gap. This ia great end to end day on the Peaks Trail. Our walk starts from Werdug with a climb up to the Lake Wartook Lookout. Trek the escarpment through rocky gardens before descending down into the wetter eastern slopes. The hike into Halls Gap includes tall forest with ferns, wattles and tea trees. Chautauqua Peak is the final ascent before town. Here, Clematis Falls may have something to offer, depending on recent rains, before the Botanic Gardens signals your destination. Once again enjoy an included dinner to replenish
Day 4 - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Our walk today starts from Halls Gap with a climb up and out of the township. We walk past Venus baths, Elephant Hide and the spectacular Grand Canyon (not to be mistaken for its American big brother!) before we make our way to the top of The Pinnacle. From this popular lookout we will enjoy superb views over Halls Gap and its surroundings.
Day 5 - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
We will drive south to continue our adventure with a climb through stunted forest onto the Serra Range. This is some of the most remote part of the Grampians Peaks Trail, so take a deep breath and let yourself be inspired by all the natural beauty around you. Enjoy the expansive views to the western Victoria Range will bring you towards Djardji-Djawara (sister). In Spring, there is likely to be an abundance of wildflowers including a range of heath, orchid, grevillea, bush pea and blue tinsel-lily. Head back to the picturesque Halls Gap for dinner and perhaps a well earned drink.
Day 6 - Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park / Melbourne
It's time to say goodbye to the wonderful Halls Gap and slowly make our way back to Melbourne. But before we do, we will head over to the southern end of the Grampians. This day is another end to end walk ending with a satisfying view from the summit of Mt Sturgeon. You will feel a great sense of accomplishment looking out over the ranges. From Mt Sturgeon we will drive to Dunkeld where you will have some time to pick up some lunch and wander through this rather quaint town. We will head into Melbourne via Ballarat and should arrive back in the city late afternoon.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-10-202410-10-2024AUD $ 2,646-
09-11-202414-11-2024AUD $ 2,646-
29-03-202503-04-2025AUD $ 2,646-
12-04-202517-04-2025AUD $ 3,495-
03-05-202508-05-2025AUD $ 3,495-
13-09-202518-09-2025AUD $ 3,495-
27-09-202502-10-2025AUD $ 3,495-
11-10-202516-10-2025AUD $ 3,495-
25-10-202530-10-2025AUD $ 3,495-
10-11-202515-11-2025AUD $ 3,495-
23-11-202528-11-2025AUD $ 3,495-
21-03-202626-03-2026AUD $ 3,495-
11-04-202616-04-2026AUD $ 3,495-
25-04-202630-04-2026AUD $ 3,495-
09-05-202614-05-2026AUD $ 3,495-

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle,walking

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