7 Days



trip cost

From $1990pp

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trip cost

From $1990pp

Nature Immersion

Cultural Interest

Guided Trip

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  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • On the trail
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusive Guide
  • FAQ's
  • Positive impacts


Grampians Peaks Trail 7 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 7-day self guided trip offers the highlights of the trail, it  takes in the very best of the accessible walking in the Northern, Central and Southern sections rom the start of the trail at Mount Zero in the North to the finish at Dunkeld in the South. 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.

Please note prices quoted for self -guided trips are based on low season or standard rates. Traveling in Peak periods or public holidays may attract higher [prices from local accommodations & suppliers and will be quoted on application. 

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Grampians Peak Trail

  • Highlights of the North, Central and South Grampians
  • Dramatic walking on sandstone and granite escarpments
  • Daily one-way transfers / own vehicle return
  • Prolific wildlife and flora
  • See the famous Taipan Wall, Pinnacles and Wonderland
  • Climb several peaks: Mt Stapylton, Mt Rosea and Mt Sturgeon



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 Stapylton, 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.

Overnight: Halls Gap

Meals: Lunch only


Day 2: Northern Grampians – Stapylton Campground to Roses Gap Rd (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 up to 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

Meals: B, L

Day 3: Northern Grampians – 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

Meals: 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 William section or another suited to your group’s desire and ability. (The dirt road on this day is not suitable for the buses we use for groups.)

Day 4: Central Grampians – Halls Gap – Wonderland – Sundial Peak (10.9km, 5 hours)

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 an additional 4km and 1.25 hours, 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

Meals: B, L

Day 5: Central Grampians – Jimmy Creek Rd to Yarram Gap Rd (11.9km, 6 hours)

This morning you will shuttle to the start of today’s walk at Jimmy Creek Road (having left your car at Yarram Gap road). Start with a gentle uphill of 2km, becoming steeper as you ascend further up the trail. Today’s walk involves some easy sections of hiking and tougher sections as you walk on a cross-slope track. You will have great views of the rugged Serra range opposite through today’s hike.

You’ll reach today’s high point, which is a saddle of 670m, before descending down towards the impressive Yarram hikers camp tucked in a gully. After this, the trail descends more steeply before ending on an undulating trail section of a few km to reach the intersection and your endpoint at Yarram Gap road.

Overnight: Dunkeld

Meals: B, L

Day 6: Southern Grampians – Piccaninny – Mt Sturgeon – Dunkeld (11.2km, 4.5 hours)

This morning we explore the southernmost section of the Grampians and one of the peaks that are visible from Dunkeld. We meander by Red Gums by the Wannon river and climb the nearby Mount Sturgeon first at the very southernmost edge of the range, and take in the wonderful views of the Serra Range to the north and Dunkeld in the south, before descending to a car park at the base of the mountain. Enjoy lunch in Dunkeld.

Alternate option: Mount Abrupt : If you are feeling very energetic and would like an additional challenge today there is the option to extend your walk and begin at the Mount Abrupt Carpark. There is a steep climb to the iconic summit of Mount Abrupt, the most imposing peak in the south, which offers fantastic views back along the Serra range northwards and south to Dunkeld.

Adding this option would mean another 8.9km to reach the car park at the Picaninny and a long, strenuous day of 20.1km with 3 peaks and an estimated 8 to 9 hours, so it’s not to be underestimated with an early start required. Don’t attempt this unless you are very fit and have adequate time and daylight hours!

Overnight: Dunkeld

Meals: B, L

Day 7: Depart Dunkeld

A leisurely breakfast this morning to enjoy and reflect upon your experiences in the Grampians. Have a look around Dunkeld and check out the Arboretum and other attractions of this small but lovely town. 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 driver’s office on your return drive.

Meals: B

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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.


What's Included?

  • Twin-share accommodation in an ensuite room
  • 4 nights in Halls Gap hotel, 2 nights in Dunkeld B&B
  • 6 cooked breakfasts, 6 packed lunches
  • Personal locator beacon for the duration of your trip
  • Daily trailhead transfer and local support driver
  • Pack of 3 Grampians hiking maps 1:50,000 scale
  • RAW’s unique walking app for real-time navigation on trail
  • National park fees
  • Carbon offset for your trip and an Australian tree planted on your behalf
  • 10% GST
Not Included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 7
  • Dinners each night, selection of local restaurants to choose from
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional transfers
  • Transport to / from Halls Gap
  • Alcohol with meals
RAW Travel App



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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Exclusive Guide

Grampians Peaks Trail

More than a decade in the making, Victoria’s Grampians Peaks Trail is destined to become one of Australia’s iconic walks. On this trail, you will be rewarded with some of the best hiking trails and panoramic views in Australia. And with our unique itineraries, you don’t have to tackle the entire 160km. The trail extends over the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali people, and Parks Victoria has worked with traditional owners to guide the trail alignment and shape visitor information and stories. Discover inspiration, travel essentials, practical information and more in our free Destination Guide.

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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.


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.


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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Guided Moderate - Challenging
  • 5-day guided highlights of the Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Walk Northern, Central and Southern sections and peaks
  • Stay in central location accommodation in Halls Gap
  • Walk waterfall trails and mountain peaks


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5 Days

Australia – Self Guided Walks

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Challenging Self-Guided
  • 5-day self-guided highlights of the new Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Walk Northern and Central sections and peaks
  • Stay in comfortable accommodation in Halls Gap and Dunkeld
  • Daily trail transfer, PLB, maps and navigation app included


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  • 8-day self-guided highlights of the Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Walk Northern, Central and Southern sections and peaks
  • Stay in comfortable accommodation in Halls Gap and Dunkeld
  • Daily trail transfers, PLB, maps and navigation app included
  • Includes Mount William / Duwul (1167m) ascent


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