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 (160km) is a challenging 13-day/12-night hiking experience through a variety of terrain in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd). 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 flora and fauna 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.


Grampians Peaks Trail map


 

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.


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

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

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.

Grampians Peaks Trail licensed tour operators

Local knowledge makes all the difference when planning your ideal hiking experience.

Grampians Peaks Trail tour operators offer a range of services for hikers including guided tours, transport, camping equipment hire, and food provision.
Book with a licensed tour operator

Prepare for your adventure

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).

 

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 Update 03.02.2023

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by heavy rainfall and flash flooding during spring and early summer 2022. Multiple roads and some visitor sites are temporarily closed for assessment and repair works. The movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.
     
    Major Road closures

    Regional Roads Closure - Mt Victory Road. From Monday 6 February, Regional Roads Victoria crews will complete the final seal on the road and finishing works. Works are expected to take up to six weeks and traffic will run under shuttle flow with traffic management in place. There will be speed restrictions and delays are expected. For more information, call 133 788, email westernprojects@roads.vic.gov.au or visit Mt Victory Road west of Halls Gap | Regional Roads Victoria
     
    Lodge Road is partly closed (section from Syphon Rd to Asses Ears Road).
    Red Rock Road is closed.
    Mitchell Road is closed.
    Mount Difficult Road is open (4WD only).
     
    Seasonal Road Closures
     
    These are still closed due to flood damage. They will gradually reopen after repair works and final assessments.
     
    **For updates, please see the latest road report for full road and track details at the bottom of this page. 
     
    Key Visitor Sites impacted by walking track closures

    Mackenzie Falls: Access to the Eastern Rock Shelf (across the stepping-stones) at Mackenzie Falls is not open. Visitors can still access the walking track through to Fish Falls and Zumsteins.
     
    Cranages Lookout is currently not open. For visitors the nearby Broken Falls and Bluff Lookout provide alternative waterfall views.
     
    The Silverband Falls temporary closure is still in place due to flood damage. Visitors can access Clematis Falls and the Venus Baths loop as alternative walks.
     
    Current Campground closures due to closed roads
     
    Kalymna Campground is closed.

    Grampians Peaks Trail
     
    Grampians Peaks Trail sites impacted by closures


    Griffin Trail Head is Four-Wheel Drive access only. 
     
    For park information, visitors can contact 13 1963 or visit the Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.

    Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Report 03.02.2023_V1 (183KB)

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