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 Closed - Catastrophic Fire Danger Day

    Grampians Gariwerd National Park – Catastrophic Fire Danger
     
    Wednesday 28th February has been declared Catastrophic Fire Danger in the Wimmera Fire District.
    This extends from midnight tonight (Tuesday 27th Feb) until midnight tomorrow night (Wednesday 28th).
    This includes a Total Fire Ban for this declared period.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be closed to all visitors.
     
    Take Action Now: To aid your survival, park visitors to Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will need to enact their fire plans now.
    Conditions tomorrow will be extremely hot, dry and windy. If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving. Spot fires could start, move quickly and come from many directions. These are the most dangerous conditions for a fire. Your life may depend on the decisions you make, even before there is a fire. Waiting until you see smoke is far too late to make plans to leave.
     
    Enact your fire plan now:
    ·        Park visitors are encouraged to leave the National Park tonight, or first thing tomorrow morning
    ·        Phone reception is limited throughout the National Park, hence the reason to leave;  you may not receive emergency warnings
    ·        Tune your car radio into local ABC or MIXX fm radio stations (listen on the hour) to receive news and emergency broadcasts
    ·        Download the Vic Emergency app and set up a local zone to receive emergency alerts, or call the Vic Emergency hotline 1800 226 226 for emergency bushfire updates
    ·        Visit Vic Emergency Website www.emergency.vic.gov.au or CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions for Fire Danger Information
     
    Where to go?
    ·        For park closure information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au and go to the ‘change of conditions’ page
    ·        Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre and Halls Gap Visitor Information Centres will be closed
    ·        It is recommended you go to a local township and seek alternative activities such as:  swimming at the pool, shopping, movies, art gallery or restaurants.
    ·        Plan to leave for the night. Pack your camping gear or look at accommodation options, outside forested areas. If a bushfire starts, you may not be able to return for a few days.
    ·        For alternative accommodation options call Local Visitor Information Centres include Halls Gap Phone 1800 065 599, Horsham Phone 1800 633 218, Dunkeld Phone 5577 2558, Ararat Phone 1800 657 158.
     
    Camping Information
    ·       In the event of an emergency or park closure you may be entitled to a camping refund. Visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au or email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     

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