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.
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.
Get started by choosing from our range of suggested 3-day hiking itineraries below. They are arranged in order from north to south.
The Grampians Peaks trail is best completed in a north-to-south direction. This allows you to experience the most dramatic views on your hike as they reveal in the landscape. It also allows the best availability to book your preferred dates at hike-in campgrounds along he trail as multi-day hikers are travelling in the one direction.
The Grampians Peaks Trail is free for anyone to walk on it, no charge. The 11 hike-in campgrounds included in these 3-day hike itineraries have a charge, as do all bookable campsites in parks. These hike-in campgrounds are in very remote locations, you're not near a busy road or carpark, so you feel the reward of being deep inside the national park. They have been built with a good level of amenity that is well designed, sympathetic to the landscape and sustainable. As such, they are priced higher for the value they provide. The price for a standard tent pad for a 3-day/2-night hike is $95.40 ($47.70 p/person for two people sharing). That's roughly $47 per night ($24 p/person if sharing) in camping fees for these unique, well-equipped hike-in campgrounds. These fees contribute towards the operation and maintenance of this unique hiking experience and helps to protect the enviornmental values of this heritage-listed national park.
For your safety, having enough water along the Grampians Peaks Trail for hydration and cooking is so important. Our water information and availability page includes the locations (with latitude and longitude references) of serviced water tanks. All water tanks along the trail are untreated. So you need a safe way to treat water for drinking.
Plan and prepare
When planning this incredible hike, read the Grampians Peaks Trail Plan and Prepare Guide and order the official topographical maps from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap. And when the time comes, before you set-off, visit Brambuk and speak to knowledgeable staff for the latest park information.
Choose your preferred 3-day hiking itinerary
Gar and Werdug 3-day Hike
Bugiga and Barri Yalug 3-day Hike
Duwul and Durd Durd 3-day Hike
Yarram and Wannon 3-day Hike
Djardji-djawara and Mud-dadjug 3-day Hike
Grampians Peaks Trail Experiences
Grampians Peaks Trail
Full Grampians Peaks Trail (north to south)
Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre
When you're there
Make Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap your first stop. Here you can explore what Gariwerd means to Aboriginal people and find information about visiting Grampians National Park.
Safety is your responsibility
- At lookouts, never climb over barriers. Your safety is more important than a social media post.
- There are steep cliffs in the park. Keep to the track, mind your footing and supervise children.
- Many walking tracks involve rock steps, uneven and slippery track surfaces, water crossings and rock hopping.
- Mobile phone service is unavailable in many areas of the park. Seek higher elevations for service.
- Plan your timing, return from walking well before dusk.
In the event of an emergency, call Triple Zero 000 or 112 to access police and emergency services. Be aware that you may travel out of mobile phone range. Many of our parks feature emergency markers, which are special green signs with a unique code on them so emergency responders can pinpoint your exact location.
Need to know
Walking track grades
Hikes along the Grampians Peaks Trail have been graded using the Australian walking track grading system, which is a primary means of informing people about the features of walking tracks, so they can gauge their suitability for a particular track. Under the system, walking trails are graded on a difficulty scale from grades one to five.
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for assisted wheelchair users.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. A hardened or compacted surface which may have gentle hill sections or occasional steps.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and many steps.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked.
Be bushfire aware
The warmer months are the perfect time to experience regional Victoria. However, Victoria is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world. During summer in Victoria, the weather can be very hot and dry and the risk of summer lightning storms can increase the chance of bushfires.
Follow these bushfire safety tips to ensure that your experience is safe and enjoyable.
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
Grampians Peaks Trail - Helicopter Air-Lift OperationsHelicopter Air-Lift Operations are scheduled along Grampians Peaks Trail at Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug and Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps, from Tuesday 30 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023Temporary walking track and road closures will be in place as staff work to remove toilet pods at Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps along the Grampians Peaks Trail. Please follow advice of signage and remain clear of closed areas. Staff will be on ground with hard closures while the operation is underway. This operation will only take place under favourable weather conditions.Temporary closures will be in place at:· Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps· Walking tracks and Management Vehicle tracks north and south of hike in campgrounds· Wartook, Werdug, Roses Gap, Mt William and Piccaninny Helipads· Piccaninny East CarparkFor further information, please visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Updates 26.05.2023Red Rock Road and Mitchell Road are closed until further notice.The following road and track closures are in place for roadworks until 2/6/2023.Syphon RoadRoses Creek RoadZumsteins Short CutLodge RoadWallaby Rocks TrackPhillip Island TrackRedman Road is closed for roadworks from Wednesday 31/5/2023 until further noticeSeasonal Road ClosuresSeasonal road closures are in place due to flood damage. They have been in place since November 2022. Seasonal roads will gradually reopen after repair works and final assessments are completed.
Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the end of this notice.
Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) NP Road Report 26.05.2023 (191KB)
Watchtower (access trail) - Trail remediation and improvement worksThe popular Watchtower designated climbing area located near Halls Gap in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is undergoing trail remediation and improvement works.Works commenced on the base trail on Monday (22 May), with completion anticipated in early July 2023. These include the removal of old damaged and degraded timber steps, significant repairs to the existing stone access trail and construction of new stone steps and drains.