Grampians Peaks Trail


Grampians National Park is part of the Gariwerd Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Barengi Gadjin Land Council   Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation   Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

The spectacular Grampians Peaks Trail (164km) is a challenging 13-day/12-night hiking experience through a variety of terrain in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Starting at Mt Zero in the north and heading south, the trail passes over the summit of Gar (Mt Difficult), continues through Halls Gap with hiking highlights including Redman Bluff, Mount William, Major Mitchell Plateau, Signal Peak, Mt Abrupt, Mt Sturgeon (and more) before reaching Dunkeld in the south.

Stay at unique hike-in campgrounds along the trail, climb dramatic mountain peaks with panoramic views and hike along rugged rocky ridgelines. Experience a rich diversity of plants and animals and the ancient Aboriginal culture of Gariwerd. The trail caters for a variety of hiking styles, from self-guided walkers and groups to school groups and fully-facilitated hikes with a Licensed Tour Operator.

 

New changes to booking system

We have made changes to the Grampians Peaks Trail booking system making it easier to book and with more flexibility in how you plan your hike. Find out more.

 

Map of the full Grampians Peaks Trail


Plan and prepare

Whether going for a day walk, multi-day hike or the full 13-day experience, start planning your Grampians Peaks Trail adventure and download the Grampians Peaks Trail Plan and Prepare Guide.


Book

Book on-trail hike-in campgrounds before you start a multi-day hike (camping fees apply). See Visit Grampians for off-trail accommodation, tours and transport options. Bookings are now open to 6 October 2024.


Get packing

Pack your gear and equipment, food and water. Include maps and safety devices. See the handy packing list in the Grampians Peaks Trail Plan and Prepare Guide.


Set off and stay safe

Set off on your Grampians Peaks Trail adventure only when know how to walk it safely. Read the safety and emergency information, and check for any last minute changes of conditions. You can also call into Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap and speak to knowledgeable staff for the latest park information.


Care for Country

Minimise your environmental impact when completing the Grampians Peaks Trail. Take out what you take in – leave no rubbish behind. Stay on the trail, leave pets, drones and loud music at home. Campfires are not permitted.


Share

Share photos and videos of your Grampians Peaks Trail adventure on social media and inspire others to do it. #grampianspeakstrail

Choose your journey

Grampians Peaks Trail

Bookings are now open to 6 October 2024. Choose an option below and find out more.

Book Grampians Peaks Trail your way

We've opened up flexibility in how you choose to hike GPT. Plan your itinerary, then use the interactive map to book your hike.

Choose your own adventure
Two friends clamber between two boulders nears the Seven Dials on central section 3 of the GPT

Full Grampians Peaks Trail (north to south)

If you’re bold and committed to completing this 13-day/12-night hike, you will have an unforgettable adventure and be rewarded with some of the best hiking trails and panoramic views in Australia.

Explore the full trail experience
A group near the summit of Mount Rosea on Central Section 2 of the Grampians Peaks Trail

Northern Peaks Experience (Huts)

The Grampians Peaks Trail provides hikers with the option of staying in eco-friendly hiker huts on the Northern Peaks’ (Gar and Werdug) two-night itinerary.

Experience the Northern Peaks

Multi-day hikes (3 days or more)

For people who enjoy an outdoor adventure but don’t have time to do the full 13-day Grampians Peaks Trail, breaking it up into smaller 3-day hikes is a great way to challenge yourself, build-up long distance hiking skills and experience the spectacular living cultural landscape of Gariwerd. Return again at your leisure to complete more sections of the trail. You can also add individual overnight and 3-day hike itineraries together to create your preferred hiking adventure.

Explore multi-day hikes
Hiking up the lower sections of the Signal Peak in the Southern Grampians

Overnight hikes

Choose from three different 2-day hikes available and explore the trail that little bit further.

Explore overnight hikes
Walking through the Wonderland Range on Central Section 1 of the Grampians Peaks Trail

Day walks

Day walks are a great way to try smaller sections of the trail. Choose from some of our favourites in northern, central and southern Grampians.

Explore day walks
Four friends looking up at the surrounding scenery during their hike at Mount Stapylton

School and independent groups

Schools including clubs and independent groups, wishing to undertake the Grampians Peaks Trail have the option of walking and camping on trail or camping off trail in designated group camps or private accommodation nearby.

To walk and camp on trail, group sizes are up to 16 people, depending on site availability.

Explore GPT as a group
A group of hikers in the Northern section of the Grampians Peaks Trail

Experience with a Licensed Tour Operator

One of the best ways to experience the Grampians Peaks Trail is with a Licensed Tour Operator. Whether you're looking for a fully guided experiences or just support services, here you'll find a Licensed Tour Operator that assist you.

Go with a Licensed Tour Operator
A group of three friends walk through the rocky ravines of the Northern Grampians.

Enhance your experience

Grampians Peaks Trail

Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre

Before setting off on your Grampians Peaks Trail hike, visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap for topographical maps and speak to knowledgeable staff for the latest park information.
Two friends take in the view from Boroka Lookout at sunset.

Explore the region

Discover the best this region has to offer from local attractions and events to food and accommodation - The Grampians Way.

Prepare for your adventure

Grampians Peaks Trail

More information about Grampians Peaks Trail

GPT topographic maps

Visit Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap for topographic maps and speak to knowledgeable staff for the latest park information.


You can also order Grampians Peaks Trail topographic maps over the phone from Brambuk, call 8427 2058 (open 9am-5pm daily; except Christmas Day).

Hike the Grampians Peaks Trail with Caro Ryan

These videos, in partnership with Caro Ryan from LotsaFreshAir, show you the terrain, what to expect and include helpful tips on how to prepare for this challenging Grade 4 hike. Join Caro on her experience below.

 

How to get there

The Grampians Peaks Trail runs from the northern point of the Grampians National Park (near Dadswells Bridge) to the southern point of the park (at Dunkeld). It is located in Western Victoria, a three-hour (260km) drive from Melbourne and a five-hour (460km) drive from Adelaide. The central Grampians is easily accessed from the villages of Halls Gap and Wartook and is a scenic day trip from the regional towns of Hamilton, Horsham, Stawell and Ararat. It is also a key destination on the internationally renowned Great Southern Touring Route.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Grampians National Park

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Closures Update - April 26, 2024

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by the Bellfield and Stapylton bushfires from 13th February 2024. There are temporary closures still in place in the vicinity of the fires. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and park closures as we work to assess and re-open these areas.

    Northern Grampians (Mt Stapylton Fire) Closures remaining April 26, 2024:
    Road/track closures east of Mt Zero Road
    Golton track
    Crutes track/Crutes road
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    Mt William Range (Bellfield Fire) - Closures remaining April 26, 2024
    Tunnel Walking Track
    Mt Cassell Track
    Pomonal Fireline
    Birdrock Rd 
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    All other areas of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park previously closed due to the fires have been re-opened.

    For further information about the closures, please visit Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, or call (03) 8427 2258. For National Park Information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au, or for booking refunds email info@parks.vic.gov.au

    Please visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au for emergency updates, or free call 1800 226 226. Monitor the Emergency Vic app for alerts and warnings or listen to your local ABC radio stations for emergency broadcasts.

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion
     
    Significant Aboriginal cultural values have recently been rediscovered at the Mountain Lion designated rock-climbing and bouldering area.

    While Parks Victoria and Gariwerd Traditional Owners determine a longer-term management response, and out of respect for this significant cultural landscape, visitors are requested to not access this area.

    The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 protects Aboriginal cultural heritage and significant financial penalties apply for harm caused by individuals or corporate bodies.

    For more information please visit the FAQ Update at the Rock Climbing in Gariwerd link below.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 17.05.2024

    The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works, upgrades, and recent fire impacts. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted


    Planned Burn – Temporary Road Closures
    Cassidy Gap Rd from Cassidy Gap GPT Trailhead to Sierra Fireline (MVO)
    Geerack Track 
    Oslers Track between Red Gum Lease and Pines Rd


    Road Closures
    Mt Zero Rd (Pines Rd-Roses Gap Rd) is closed for bridge replacement works between Roses Gap Rd and north of Heatherlie Quarry from May 7 until the end of July 2024.   


    Mitchell Rd between Redman Rd and Mt William Picnic Ground Rd.


    Seasonal Closures
    Launders and Sanders Tracks are closed.

    Moora Moora Track is partially closed in the southern section, from Homestead Track intersection to Glenelg River Road.


    Grampians Peaks Trail – Trailhead Access
    Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is open to 4WD vehicles only. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.


    Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page.
     

    Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Road Report - 17.05.2024 (280KB)

    Mt Zero Road Closure – Mud Hut Creek bridge replacement – 7th May to July 2024

    Mt Zero Road will be closed between Roses Gap Road and north of Heatherlie Quarry between 7th May and July 2024 while the Department of Environment Energy and Climate Action (DEECA) undertakes critical bridge replacement works approximately 100m south of Roses Gap Road.
     
    Visitors wishing to travel between Halls Gap, Roses Gap and the Northern Grampians area (Hollow Mountain, Mt Zero and Mt Stapylton) will need to follow a detour via Ledcourt and Lake Lonsdale areas. See attached map.

    Plantation Campground and Heatherlie Quarry are still accessible from Mt Zero Road south (Halls Gap) or Pines Road.

    For further information on national park access please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre phone 8427 2058 

    Attachments: Mud Hut Creek - Bridge Works 2024 (584KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Jimmy Creek - Planned Burn Update

    FFMVic have completed the following planned burn and are now monitoring the area.

    Jimmy Creek Road (GR-WIM-HG-0103)
    This burn is located, this burn is located in the south-east area of Grampians National Park, 8km E of Mirranatwa, 37km north of Dunkeld.
     
    The following visitor areas have now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.

    • Grampians Peaks Trail (C5/S1) between Yarram Gap Rd and Jimmy Creek Rd
    • Yarram Hike-in campground
    • Yarram Park Rd
    • Jimmy Creek Rd
     
    Stay informed about this Autumns planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 


    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    Visit:  Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058 or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au



    Grampians National Park – Planned Burns Program

    Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) have now completed the Autumn Planned Burns Program in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and surrounding reserves. Patrols and some road closure remain in place.
     
    Two additional planned burns have been scheduled for Winter (June/July 2024).
     
    These planned burns have been nominated and approved as part of the FFMVic three-year Joint Fuel Management Program for the Wimmera Fire District. Each burn has been designated to a year and season, though this may change depending on burn objectives and seasonal conditions. You can view the three-year plan at https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/joint-fuel-management-program
     
    The map attached, outlines the burns programmed for this year. Detailing the exact date and time of ignition can be difficult and the final decision to proceed may only be made on the day of the burn - once resources, weather conditions and local fuel moisture levels are deemed suitable. Once a burn is scheduled for ignition, FFMVIC will send out regular notifications.
     
    Some of the planned burns may involve the temporary closure of visitor sites, roads and campgrounds within Grampians Gariwerd National Park and other reserves. This may include detours or closures of hike in campgrounds along the Grampians Peaks Trail, and other vehicle-based campgrounds.
    ·      Closures will be enforced for the duration of ignition and may remain in place for some days.  Visitor sites will re-open once the burn is declared safe.
    ·      We recommend that you seek information and stay informed about the status of the planned burns scheduled near you.
     
    Stay informed about FFMVic’s planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up:
    Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria to set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Sign up via Planned Burns Victoria at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns 
     
    Download: the VicEmergency App 
    Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
     
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians National Park:
     
    Visit: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058
    or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     
     

    Attachments: Grampians Year 1 JFMP Map (17,972KB)

    Cassidy Gap - Planned Burn Update

    FMVIC have now completed the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. 
     
    Cassidy Gap (GR-WIM-CAV-00071)
    This burn is located 3km north of Dunkeld and includes section S3 of the Grampians Peaks Trail. 
     
    The following visitor areas are now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.
    ·         Grampians Peaks Trail (Section S3) north and south bound hiking between Cassidy Gap Rd Trailhead, over Signal Peak to Dunkeld Reservoir Road.
    ·         Mud-Dadjug Hike-in Campground.
    ·         Mt Abrupt carpark
    ·         Signal Peak walking track
     
    The following roads remain closed, please follow directions, and do not enter:
    ·         Serra Range Fireline is closed at the intersection of Vic Valley Road and Cassidy Gap Road
    ·         Cassidy Gap Road from closed from its intersection with Serra Range Fireline to its intersection with Grampians Rd. 
     
    Stay informed about this Autumns planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    Visit:  Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058 or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke
     
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke

    Millstream Creek - Planned Burn

    FFMVic have completed the following planned burn.

    Millstream Creek (GR-WIM-HGP-0081)
    This burn is located 6km west of Halls Gap.
     
    The following visitor areas have now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.

    ·      Boroka Lookout
    ·      Reeds Lookout
    ·      Lake Wartook Lookout
    ·      Mackenzie Falls precinct
    ·      Boroka Walking Track
    ·      Lake Wartook 
    ·      Mackenzie River Walk (includes Fish Falls)
    ·      Smiths Mill Campground
     
    The following roads have now reopened:
    ·      Old Mill Rd
    ·      Rose Creek Rd (north between Mt Victory Rd and Old Mill Rd)
     
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    Visit:  Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058 or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au

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