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.
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.
Upcoming changes to booking system
We are currently improving the Grampians Peaks Trail booking system to make it easier to book and provide more flexibility in how you plan your hike.
The improvements, which are expected to be complete by end-September 2023, will give hikers the ability to:
- Skip a hike-in campground to hike longer distances in a single day
- Hike in either direction - north-to-south (recommended) or south-to-north
- Start at more points along the GPT to enable more single-night hikes
- Add extra rest day(s) in Halls Gap (if hiking through)
- Book easily using an interactive map (rather than by set itineraries)
With the trail open for more than a year, we have listened to hikers’ feedback and better understand patterns of use.
The booking system (with current functionality) is now open until 6 October 2024.
We are letting you know of these upcoming improvements so you can decide if you’d prefer to book now for spring, or wait until the system offers more flexibility. Hikers will be able to change their booking in line with Parks Victoria’s Camping Terms and Conditions.
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 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.
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.
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Choose your journey
Grampians Peaks Trail
Bookings are now open to 6 October 2024. Choose an option below and find out more.
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 AustraliaExplore the full trail experience
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
Choose from three different 2-day hikes available and explore the trail that little bit further.Explore overnight hikes
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
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.
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
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Prepare for your adventure
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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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Grampians National Park
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 15.09.2023The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works and upgrades. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.Road Closures
Mitchell Road, Mt William Picnic Ground Track are closed.Partial Road Closures
Mafeking Road from Emmet Road intersection to Mt William Picnic Ground Road.Pohlner Road from North Link Track to Winfields Road.Cassidy Gap Road from the Grampians Peaks Trail crossing to Victoria Valley (west side)Grampians Peaks Trail - Access Closures
Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is currently closed to vehicles due to poor road condition. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.Redman Road Trailhead carpark is currently closed. The nearest site for parking is at Borough Huts Campground.
Seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering this park from 15 June 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more informationPlease see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page.
Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Report 15.09.2023 (183KB)