Tips for Grampians Peaks Trail

Hiking tips

Be sure to pack:

  • A compass and Official Grampians Peaks Trail topographic map (for North/Central/South) available from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap and other visitor outlets in nearby towns.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants, thermal layers, breathable-fabric layers, beanie, sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Hiking boots or shoes with a good tread and support.
  • Water and food for all meals and snacks, plus extra for an emergency. Fuel stove for cooking. How much water do I need? During summer, we recommend 4-6 litres of water per day. Whilst there are untreated rainwater tanks at campgrounds and key trailheads along the trail, we cannot guarantee tere will be water. We are monitoring this and doing our best to provide water at these points.
  • Drinking water treatment equipment for untreated water tanks at campgrounds and key trailheads.
  • 3-season tent, 3-season sleeping bag, mat and cord/thin rope to attach your tent to timber tent platforms.
  • Lightweight gas or liquid fuel stove, matches/lighter, cooking pot and utensils.
  • Head torch with spare batteries. Useful when moving around a campground at night.
  • Good quality first aid kit with snake bite bandage.
  • Mobile phone with USB cable – you can recharge at campgrounds along the trail. We also recommend taking a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for extra safety and a small radio to listen to weather or bushfire updates.
  • Toilet paper, trowel and a bag to carry your rubbish.
  • Waterproof pack liner to keep everything in your hiking backpack dry.

Caring for the national park

  • There are no rubbish bins - reduce your use of disposable items and take all of your rubbish home with you.
  • Campfires are not permitted along the trail, at hike-in campgrounds or outside of designated fireplaces. Use gas or liquid fuel stoves only.
  • Dogs, cats and other domestic pets are prohibited, and this includes keeping them in your car.

Be fire ready

Ensure you have a personal fire plan. Source a copy of the Fire Danger Information Sheet. Available from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre and local Visitor Information Centres.

For emergency updates and fire information call 1800 226 226, listen to local radio (94.1FM, 89.3FM, 91.7FM or 594AM), download the VicEmergency phone app or visit

The Grampians National Park overlaps the Wimmera and South West fire districts.

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