Bookings closed - Grampians Peaks Trail 3 Days Grade 4 Backpack 36km

From October 25, 2019 1:57 pm until October 27, 2019 3:57 pm
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Please arrange your own transport to/from Halls Gap or contact fellow group members for sharing transport.

please organise own accommodation the night before we start and the night we finish. i have booked a cabin at halls gap caravan park - check with me for beds available

You will need to book your own campsite for each night through

Looking at having a India banquet at local restaurant which is amazing when we finish and beers at the local pub on last night.

Start - 9am Halls Gap Caravan Park - Site office

The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36 kilometre, 3 day/2 night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.

Be inspired by the spectacular outlook of rugged mountain peaks from the top of Mount Rosea, panoramic views from the Pinnacle Lookout, ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon and the rich cultural history of this truly iconic Grampians landscape.

Three day / two night circuit walk

Distance: 36.6km total
Day1: 8.6km
Day 2: 13.8km
Day 3: 14.2km

Time: 3 days / 2 nights

Start/Finish: Halls Gap

Grade: 4 (very steep, formed track, many obstacles, clearly signposted)

Experience required
Bushwalking experience recommended - well-prepared and self sufficient bushwalkers prepared for all weather conditions.

Elevation changes
Day 1: 840m
Day 2: 1033m
Day 3: 600m

Datum used GDA94 Zone 54

Topographic map required
Scale: 1:50,000 recommended

Day one

Halls Gap to Bugiga (8.6km – 5 Hours)
Starting from the carpark in Halls Gap walk past the swimming pool, cross the road and follow signs to Venus Baths. Just before the rock pools at Venus Baths take the track up the stairs towards Splitters Falls. Once on the track you will come to a track junction where you can take a small detour to view the falls.

Return to the main track and climb up through a rocky gully to the Grand Canyon. After the canyon a steady ascent takes you through woodland and to the rocky corridor of Silent Street and then on to the famous Pinnacle. From this lookout views of Mt William, Halls Gap and Fyans Valley are astounding.

Follow the GPT signs south to Lakeside Lookout and then to Sundial Carpark. Much of this track is near the ridge that provides hikers with views along the way.

At Sundial Carpark take the track towards Sundial Peak for 250m. Turn right and follow the track towards Rosea Carpark. After 1.1km turn left onto the track to Bugiga Hiker Camp, a distinctive high-quality sustainable hiker camp exclusive to the Grampians Peak Trail. Alternatively, keep following the track to the Stony Creek group Hikers Camp.

Day two

Bugiga to Borough Huts (13.8km – 5 to 6 Hours)
Take the track to Rosea Carpark, cross Stony Creek Road to start an ascent through tall Messmate forest. On the ridge, carefully follow track markers through a maze of sandstone outcrops, to cross a bridge over the Gate of the East Wind.

Continue the climb up windswept terraces to a sign posted intersection, turning left to the summit of Mt Rosea. Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over the Serra and Mt William Ranges.

Follow the markers down and veer left, through a sheltered forest. Track markers will guide you down rocky outcrops and forested gullies before reaching Borough Huts Campground for your second night’s stay.

Walkers may choose to finish the walk at Borough Huts on day two and arrange for vehicle transport back to Halls Gap.

Day three

Borough Huts to Halls Gap (14km - 5-6 Hours)
From the campground carefully cross the Grampians Tourist Road and follow the track to Bellfield Track, then continue along the Terraces Fireline. Follow this track to the Tandara Road intersection, turn left and walk to Tandara Road. Continue to the end of the road and cross over to the sealed walking track that will take you back to Halls Gap.

For important information on the Grampians National Park, including road closures and current conditions, visit the park page.

Water - tanks should not blindly rely on it having water

Walkers must be self-sufficient with food, water, first aid and camping gear, Members need to take or organise with another member the use of their cooking equipment and provide gas canister.