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.
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.
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
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.
Enhance your experience
Grampians Peaks Trail
Grampians Peaks Trail licensed tour operators
Grampians Peaks Trail tour operators offer a range of services for hikers including guided tours, transport, camping equipment hire, and food provision.
Prepare for your adventure
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).
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