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

    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 14.06.2024

    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.

    Road Closures
    Mitchell Rd between Redman Rd and Mt William Picnic Ground Rd.
     
    Seasonal Road Closures
    Seasonal Road Closures will occur from Monday 17 June to Thursday 31 October 2024 with signage and gate closures in place.
     
    Seasonal road closures are necessary to maintain water quality, protect public safety and prevent erosion during the wetter months, making them vulnerable to damage.
     
    See attached Road Report for full list of Seasonal Road Closures.
     
    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.
     

    Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Road Report - 14.06.2024 (282KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Pest animal control program in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park – deer and feral goats.

    Aerial shooting program 17-21 June, 2024.
     
    An ongoing conservation program in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be supported this month by an aerial control operation targeting deer and feral goats.
     
    Weather permitting, an aerial shooting operation will be undertaken on weekdays between Monday 17 June – Friday 21 June 2024 to target these pest animals in parts of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park (see attached fact sheet with map).
     
    During operations, parts of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be temporarily closed or restricted while shooting activities are underway (see fact sheet for map and program details).
     
    To ensure visitor safety, warning signs will be placed at closures and major road access points to the control area.  Visitors are encouraged to follow all instructions on permanent and temporary signage.
     
    Informed by scientific research, this program is aimed at controlling/reducing introduced deer and feral goat populations that are threatening the important natural and cultural values of the Greater Gariwerd Landscape.
     
    This program is funded through the Victorian Government’s Protecting Biodiversity Program.
     
    For further information please contact 13 1963.

    Attachments: Notification - Fact sheet - Grampians Deer Control 2024 (668KB)

    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)

  • Wonderland Loop Walk

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Grand Canyon Staircase Installation

    Pending suitable weather conditions, Parks Victoria has scheduled helicopter operations in the Wonderland Range (Grand Canyon) area between Tuesday 18 June and Friday 21 June 2024.
     
    ·        A partial car park closure will be in place at Wonderland car park from Monday 17 June - Friday 21 June 2024. 
     
     Monday 17 June - The Pinnacle Lookout will be accessible from Wonderland Car Park

    Tuesday 18 June – Friday 21 June - The Pinnacle Lookout walk will ONLY be accessible from Sundial car park or Mackeys Peak.

     Key walking track closure information: Tuesday 18 June
    ·        Full track closures will be in place along the Wonderland Loop walking track (Between Venus Baths, Wonderland Car Park and the Pinnacle) from 08:30am Tuesday 18 June.  
    ·        All walking tracks in the vicinity of Wonderland car park will be closed including Grand Canyon, Pinnacle Lookout, Turret Falls and Splitters Falls
    ·        Access to the Pinnacle lookout is available via Sundial Car park, or Mackeys Peak. The Wonderland Forest Loop remains open as an alternative return loop back to Sundial car park.
    ·        A detour for Grampians Peaks Trail will be in place via Mackeys Peak - Pinnacle walking track (starting at the rear of the Halls Gap Caravan Park)