length

5 Days

difficulty

Challenging

trip cost

From $1430pp

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5 Days

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difficulty

Challenging

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trip cost

From $1430pp

Guided Trip

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  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • On the trail
  • Inclusions
  • WALKING APP
  • TO AND FROM YOUR WALK
  • FAQ's
  • Positive impacts
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Overview

Grampians Peak Trail 5 day Self-Guided

The new Grampians Peak trail is destined to become of Australia’s iconic walks, the 160km trail covers the length of the Grampians (Gariwerd) from the northernmost part of this incredible range at Mount Zero to the southernmost point at Dunkeld. Gariwerd has its own special energy that feels visitors feel and this is a thrilling journey through the heart of this timeless, heritage-listed National Park, showcasing so many spectacular vistas and dramatic peaks in this ancient and rugged landscape. It is a challenging trail in parts that is best suited to hikers with good fitness and experience.

Our 5-day self-guided trip offers the Northern and Central highlights of the trail, it takes in the very best of the accessible walking in these areas, starting from the beginning of the trail at Mount Zero in the North.  Along the way you’ll discover historic Indigenous sites while traversing through rugged mountain ranges and in the valleys. With stunning vistas of the region’s flat plains and weathered escarpments around every corner, the Grampians Peak Trail really does provide a varied and enjoyably challenging walk. Our driver will provide you with a one – way transfer each day to the trailhead and you return with your own car (dropped on the way).

This journey will also give you the opportunity to gain insight into Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people, who know the Grampians as Gariwerd and have walked and lived in this area for thousands of years. The park is home to 80% of Victoria’s rock art and there is opportunity to visit one of the Indigenous shelters and rock art sites dotted throughout the area.

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Highlights

Grampians Peak Trail

  • Highlights of the Northern and Central Grampians
  • Dramatic walking on sandstone & granite escarpments
  • Daily one-way transfers / own vehicle return
  • Prolific wildlife and flora
  • See the famous Taipan wall, Pinnacles and Wonderland

Itinerary

Grampians Peak Trail 5 day

Day 1: Northern Grampians - Mt. Stapylton loop (11.5km)

This morning we transfer to the topmost northern part of the Grampians Peaks Trail for today’s walk and the Mount Zero carpark with an option to climb nearby Mount Zero, the top of the Grampians Range.
Start ascending the Grampians peak trail to the top of Mount Staplyton, passing some incredibly eroded rock formations and views back over the plains. We’ll continue along the escarpment with sweeping dramatic views of the Grampians range before us until we descend through a gorge and towards the Stapylton campground. There is an optional walk from here to look at the nearby Namadidgj shelter. You then return on an easy track passing through the Stapylton Amphitheatre looking up at the spectacular red cliffs of one of Victoria’s tallest and steepest former rock-climbing sites, the Taipan wall.

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Day 2: Northern Grampians - Stapylton Campground to Rose Gap Road (15km)

This morning you will pick up the trail again at Stapylton campground, where you visited the previous day. From here you begin a hike upto and over the ridge line which will take you to Coppermine track and road intersection and then climb up a fantastically eroded ridge, with great views of the central Grampians before you. Eventually, you will begin dropping down following a tributary of Briggs creak and passing by Barigar hikers campsite. From here it’s a further 4km to your finish at Roses Gap road. You’ll pass striking orange and grey cliffs and have wonderful views of the imposing Mount Difficult range in front of you.

Overnight Halls Gap (B,L)

Day 3: Northern Grampians - Walk Werdug to Halls Gap (12.9km)

After enjoying breakfast we head off onto today’s walk which will eventually descend us down to Hall’s Gap. First though we start with a transfer to near Werdug hiker’s camp and shortly after a climb to Lake Wartook Lookout at 829m, one of the highest points in the Mount Difficult range which offers incredible views with Mount William and the Black ranges in the distance and the evocatively named Asses Ears Mountains and Wartook Basin below you.

After descending back to Mt. Difficult road you cross over onto the Eastern side of the range again, skirting cliffs with views out onto the plains below. Then you begin a steep descent on a stone staircase through a pass in the cliffs and walk through a forest of messmate and stringybark which after several km brings us to Chatauqau peak and Clematis falls; both short side trips where you can take your lunch. The last section descends you down into Halls Gap and your centrally located accommodation in the town.

Overnight Halls Gap (B,L)

NOTE: If you are a group of 5+ then we will need to substitute this day for another on the GPT, such as the Mt Willliam section or another suited to your group’s desire & ability. (The dirt road on this day is not suitable for the buses we use for groups).

Day 4: Central Grampians- Walk Halls Gap - Wonderland - Sundial Peak 10.9km (5 hrs)

Today you can start your walk straight from the centre of Halls Gap as you tackle the central Grampians. The Peaks Trail starts with a climb via Venus Baths and continues on towards Splitter Falls. After viewing the falls you return to the main track and continue on to the Grand Canyon and wonderland. After the steep climb to the impressive rock formations, continue on through rocky woodland and the narrow rock canyon known as Silent Street to the famous Pinnacle lookout. Perched on the very edge of the range, the views from the lookout over the Grampians and Mt William are magnificent.

We continue south following the signs to Lakeside Lookout and then an option to add on a walk to Sundial Peak Lookout, which is return walk of approx. 4km ( additional KM and approx 1;15 hr) before returning and continuing to the Rosea carpark which is the finish of today’s hike. Today’s route offers stunning views along the way, with some steep ascents, rocky sections and walking through some narrow rock tunnels.

Overnight Halls Gap (B,L)

Day 5: Depart Halls Gap

A leisurely breakfast this morning to enjoy and reflect back upon your experiences in the Grampians. You may wish to drive upto the summit carpark at Mt. William / Duwul this morning for one last walk (4km return) and take in the incredible views from the Grampians highest peak

Once you check out of your accommodation, your trip is at an end. We ask that you return your PLB to our Halls’s gap drivers office.

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On the trail

The Experience

The Grampians Peaks Trail is extremely varied, with some high cliffs, steep slopes and descents,  stone staircases, rocky platforms, sandstone outcrops, forest gullies, dirt tracks, sealed walking tracks and bridges. You will need to have a good level of fitness for the ascents and be comfortable with climbing up and over stacked granite rocks, squeezing through boulders, hopping over streams after rain and through exposed rocky areas. There are some steep sections of walking as we ascend peaks such as Mount Abrupt. The trail is well maked with signs and yellow trail markers along the way.

Inclusions

What's Included?

Included
  • Twin-share accommodation in an ensuite room
  • 4 Nights in Halls Gap hotel
  • 4 Cooked Breakfasts, 4 packed lunches
  • Personal locator beacon for the duration of your trip
  • Daily trailhead transfer & local support driver
  • Pack of 2 Grampians hiking maps 1:50,000 scale
  • RAW’s unique walking app for real-time  navigation on trail
  • National Park fees
  • RAW Travel carbon offset for your trip and an Australian tree planted on your behalf
  • 10% GST included
Not Included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 5
  • Dinners each night, selection of local restaurants to choose from
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to / from Halls Gap
  • Alcohol with meals
App

WALKING APP

FINDING YOUR WAY

Our unique RAW Travel walking app has been designed to help you navigate easily on the trail, so you never get lost. Simply download your map with the unique link we send you and you’ll be able to follow your route with ease, showing your location in real-time without any internet connection needed. The app has many great features; it shows you weather forecasts localised for each of your overnight stops, information on the location of each night’s accommodation. There are important reminders, safety information, videos and emergency contact information for your route. It also has a unique audio feature that can tell you about places and points of interest as you approach them on the trail.

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TO AND FROM YOUR WALK

Daily Transfers

If you do NOT have a car, your driver will transfer you to / from the start and end point of your walk each day ( this will be additional transfer costs). If you DO have a car, you can drive and park your car at the start or end point of each day’s walk. If you leave your car at the start point, your driver will meet you at the end of your walk at a designated agreed time and transfer you back to your car each day. If leaving your car at the endpoint, your driver will meet you each morning at the endpoint of that day’s walk and transfer you to the start of the trail. You can then drive yourself back to your accommodation at the end of your day’s walk.

Experience tells us leaving your car at the END point of each day’s walk is the most convenient as it saves time waiting for a pick-up, therefore allowing you more time to enjoy the area.

FAQ's

Need to Know

How fit do I need to be?

This walk is challenging due to the ascents and descents involved, plus navigating your way over the rock plateau and narrow rock defiles in some places.The walks are mostly listed as Grade 4 by Parks Victoria with some sections as grade 3. It’s best suited to hikers of reasonably good fitness and confidence on a trail.

Grade 4 hike definition: Recommended for experienced hikers and a reasonable level of fitness. A grade 4 hike includes rough ground and very steep sections. These trails are suggested for people with experience hiking. They may be any length, but physically more demanding.

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Positive impacts

Social and environmental

All our adventures are fully carbon offset so that you know your travel has minimal impacts. Hiking itself is a low impact activity but we offset the cost of all our office operations and food production as well, so you can be satisfied that you have chosen a form of travel that is both good for you and good for the planet. Each year we also plant trees on behalf of every customer who has travelled with us, aiming to build towards a carbon positive effect with our operations.

As a B-Corp a focus on local community is an important part of who we are. We are committed to buying locally and source our produce from growers here on the Mornington Peninsula. We care about people in our community and for every meal pack you buy with us we donate a meal to a homeless support charity, to spread some love and share good food with those who need it most.

 

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