Working from home? Need to stretch your legs? This new hiking trail at Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park might help you out. Starting at Mt Zero, this massive trail starts in the north and weaves over the summit of Gar (or Mt Difficult), and continues through Halls Gap before reaching Dunkeld in the south. If the 13-day/12-night length sounds a bit challenging, this trail can also be broken down into day walks or 3-day/2-night segments. The Grampians Peaks Trail is now open to the public, so get ready for some local adventure!
Grampians Peaks Trail
The Grampians Peaks Trail is finally open, after six years of construction and $33.2 million of investment from state and local governments.
During the development, Barengi Gadjin Land Council, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, and Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation worked with Parks Victoria to shape the experience and promote awareness and respect for this unique cultural landscape.
The 160km trail will bring you closer to the culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung peoples, who have lived in these ranges for thousands of years.
See breathtaking panoramic views on dramatic mountain peaks, be amazed by the diversity of flora and fauna, and hike along rocky ridge lines. Journey over places with intimidating names like The Pinnacle, Mt Abrupt and Devils Gap.
The Grampians Peaks Trail is completely free and can be done as day walks. However, if you’re hiking over a few days, you’re going to have to pay to stay the night. There are eleven hike-in campgrounds in remote locations, with raised tent pads, communal shelters, and even small huts at two campgrounds. Away from the hustle and bustle, you’ll gaze at the stars beaming over the ancient landscape.
If you’re hiking the full trail over twelve nights, the price for a standard tent pad is $524.70. However, if you’re hiking with a buddy and share a tent pad, this breaks down to $262.35 a person.
By 2025, an estimated 34 thousand travellers will experience the wonders of Grampians Peaks Trail.Click here for more details about the trail.