It is said great things happen when men and mountains meet.  The Grampians or Gariwerd, to give it its Aboriginal name is another of these special places where things can be made to happen.  To fully benefit from hiking these mountains you’ll need a little intestinal fortitude, but when you arrive at a summit there’s the ultimate reward of the best views possible.  Fortunately, you don’t have to be a crazy pro climber to enjoy the majestic beauty of these mountains as the new track has you ascend the rocky escarpments in a safe and steady fashion. Moreover, there are ample walks that have a moderate to easy gradient if that is your preferred flavour. There are busy parts of the track, but the park is massive so be prepared to enjoy the beautiful silence at the top of a windswept summit or in the stunning gorges and valleys torn apart by millions of years of erosion. There’s also a ton of forest canopy to walk under and the odd waterfall to enjoy.

The completion of the Grampians Peaks Trail finally allows us to be able to fully immerse ourselves in the Grampians. The trail traverses the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali Peoples and travels the length of the Grampians from Mount Zero all the way to Mount Sturgeon and Dunkeld in the south.  Along the way you sight copious amounts of wildlife. kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, reptiles and unheralded birdlife. The park is a sanctuary to many of Australia’s endangered species as the rough cliffs and valleys provide the perfect refuge.

We have 3 walks that all allow you to walk with just a small daypack and stay in comfort. We offer a 6 or 7 day Self-guided walk, or there’s one of of our oldest trips, the guided  7 day Grampians Hike walk.

 

 

Grampians Peaks Trail Explorer 7 Day

Self-guided

Grampians Peaks Trail from Mount Zero to Dunkeld. Walk via Venus Baths, the Pinnacle, Mt Stapylton, Rosea and Zero, MacKenzie Falls.

Self-guided 7 Days From $2695 Moderate What's Included

Grampians Peaks Trail Explorer 7 Day

BACK
What's Included
  • 7 day pack free walking holiday
  • Walk the Grampians Peaks trail and the remainder of the very best Grampians walks
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, chef-prepared dinners (4 nights only) and substantial Walkers Lunches each day
  • All luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s representatives on the ground

Grampians Peaks Trail Highlights 5 days

Self-guided

Grampians Peaks Trail from Mount Zero to Dunkeld. Walk via Venus Baths, the Pinnacle, Mnt Rosea and Sturgeon.

Self-guided 5 Days From $1595 Moderate What's Included

Grampians Peaks Trail Highlights 5 days

BACK
What's Included
  • 5 day pack free walking holiday
  • Walk the Grampians Peaks trail
  • 4 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, chef-prepared dinners most nights and substantial Walkers Lunches each day
  • All luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s representatives on the ground

Grampians Hike

Group-guided

Rocky mountain ranges, 360 degree views from towering summits and heaps of wildlife. Mt Stapylton, Rosea, Sturgeon and Zero, Grand Canyon, the Pinnacle & MacKenzie Falls

Group-guided 7 Days From $2990 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Grampians Hike

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • A stunning handpicked selection of Grampians walks  in addition to the Grampians Peaks track
  • 2 professional and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Chef prepared cooked breakfasts, two course dinners and comprehensive walkers lunches
  • All transport from Melbourne, including all luggage transport
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

OVERVIEW

Auswalk will provide you with all the first-world comforts that you’ll need to have a splendid walk and relaxing experience. You will stay in our favourite accommodations, taste the delicious fresh produce of the region. The idea is to traverse the trails with nothing more than a light day pack on your back, and we take care of the rest.

Auswalk offers two self-guided and one guided walk in the Grampians. We walk the Grampians Peaks Trail plus a few cameo walks that can be missed, particularly if you are in the region to walk. Effectively Auswalk provides a lot more walks as we can customize any of our walks to suit, adding more or taking away days to suit each walker’s specialised needs.

 

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GRAMPIANS MAP

GRAMPIANS PEAKS TRAIL MAP

 

walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a lightweight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, a map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt mixed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with an extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks

PEAKS TRAIL SECTIONS

NORTH 1: MOUNT ZERO TO BARIGAR

The walk starts from the trailhead at the very northern end of the park. Hike through a natural amphitheatre over rocky escarpments to the summit of Mount Stapylton. The reward from completing the first summit are the expansive views over the Wimmera Plains. We like to start the walk from Mount Zero the most northerly summit in the Grampians national park, this is a short detour of about 2 hours.

Walk: 12.9km /  Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

 

NORTH 2: BARIGAR TO GAR

The walk begins with a gentle amble along a low ridge with views out to Mount Difficult and Briggs Bluff. There’s a fairly difficult climb via some cascading waterfalls to Gar to get to just below Mount Difficult. Expect to see plenty of wildlife.

Walk: 11.3km / Easy to Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

 

NORTH 3: GAR TO WERDUG

Today is a bit of up and down as we traverse the eastern escarpment of Mount Difficult. The views out over the Pyrenees and the Black ranges are outstanding. The views also extend out over the Wartook Basin. The walk finishes at Werdug near Lake Wartook.

Walk: 14km /  Moderate / 4.5 -5.5 hrs

 

NORTH 4: WERDUG TO HALS GAP

This is another day of up and down but it is well worth it as the views are a constant antidote to the rigours of walking the Grampians Peaks Trail. You will make your way via rocky outcrops and witness magnificent views over Lake Wartook. The views don’t end there but continue as you make your way to Chatauqua Lookout. The walk ends today in the tourist town of Halls Gap. A reward of a cold beer or a glass of wine might be in order.

Walk: 13km / Easy to Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

CENTRE 1: HALLS GAP TO BUGIGA

Today’s walk is the busiest but really the only place you are going to see other people. It is also one of the best walks in the park. The walk makes its way through the delightful Venus Baths and over Elephant Hide and then through the Grand Canyon to the Pinnacle and the amazing lookout. The views over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield are some of the best on the walk.  The walk ends at Bugiga.

Walk: 8.6km / Moderate / 3.5-4.5 hrs

 

CENTRE 2: BUGIGA TO BARRI YALUG

There are some really nice small detours today, one to Sundial lookout and another to Silverband falls, both well worth a visit. The walk winds its way down to Rosea car park and then a real climb up to the summit of Mount Rosea. It’s a walk that has been touted as the number one walk in the park, at least by Auswalk guides. You will come to rest at Barri Yalug having walked via Borough Huts.

Walk: 14.2km /  Moderate / 5 -6 hrs

 

 

CENTRE 3: BARRI YALUG TO DUWUL

Walking in the shadow of Mount William, over cascades of rocky terraces and the Seven Dials shaped by millions of years of erosion.  You continue on to Redman Bluff which allows for 360-degree views over the surrounding plains and back over the mountains. The track then descends down to Duwul and the end of the day’s walk.

Walk: 12km / Moderate to hard / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

CENTRE 4: DUWUL TO DURD DURD

Today’s walk ascends the highest mountain in the Range Mount William. It is characterised by you guessed it more continuous outstanding views. The walk then descends steeply to Boundary Gap and Durd Durd via the Major Mitchell Plateau.

Walk: 15.6km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

 

CENTRE 5: DURD DURD TO YARRUM

Today’s walk begins with a descent to Jimmy Creek Road and back up to the ridgeline once again. By now you will be used to the up and down nature of the Grampians Peaks Trail. This section of the track is probably the most remote part of the park. It comes with the reward of excellent sunset views over the western section of the ranges.

Walk: 12.5km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

SOUTH 1: YARRUM TO WANNON

From Yarrum we descend to Hidden Valley and cross the road and back up along an escarpment with great views over the Sierra range. Today’s walk ends at Wannon a nice grassy valley with lots of kangaroos.

Walk: 11.9km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH 2: WANNON TO DJARDJI-DJAWARA

You start today’s walk with a flat section out from Wannon via Wannon Fan. The track climbs up the other side of Grampians Road and winds its way upwards. Once you get to the highest point today the track then makes its’ way along the Sierra Range eventually making its way to Djardji-djaware.

Walk: 15.4km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

SOUTH 3: DJARDJI-DJAWARA TO MUD-DADJUG

This is said to be a hard walk due to the severe gradient of the track. As the name Mount Abrupt indicates this Mountain looks as though it has crashed out of the earth and has rocketed up into the sky. There’s some good old fashion climbing to be done today, none of it difficult other than a lot of it is up. It can be arduous if you are not prepared, but given your preparation from the first eleven days of walking you should be ready. You end today at Mud-Dadjug perched up high on the plateau just below Mount Abrupt.

Walk: 10.4km / Moderate to hard / 4.5-6.5hrs

 

 

SOUTH 4: MUD-DADJUG TO DUNKELD

Today you make your way down from Mount Abrupt via the Picanninny a small knoll then up to Mount Sturgeon.  From here you have your last expensive views of the walk over the plains and the small hamlet of Dunkeld. If you walk this track from end to end it might be worth taking a small detour up to Mount Zero as mentioned on day 1. So that you can say you walked from peak to peak. The first peak at the northern end is officially Mount Staplyton, so don’t be concerned if you didn’t walk Mount Zero, you’ve accomplished the Grampians Peak Trail.

Walk: 12.1km / Moderate to hard / 5-6 hrs

 

Overview

OVERVIEW

Auswalk will provide you with all the first-world comforts that you’ll need to have a splendid walk and relaxing experience. You will stay in our favourite accommodations, taste the delicious fresh produce of the region. The idea is to traverse the trails with nothing more than a light day pack on your back, and we take care of the rest.

Auswalk offers two self-guided and one guided walk in the Grampians. We walk the Grampians Peaks Trail plus a few cameo walks that can be missed, particularly if you are in the region to walk. Effectively Auswalk provides a lot more walks as we can customize any of our walks to suit, adding more or taking away days to suit each walker’s specialised needs.

 

READ MORE
GRAMPIANS MAP

GRAMPIANS MAP

GRAMPIANS PEAKS TRAIL MAP

GRAMPIANS PEAKS TRAIL MAP

 

walking essentials

walking essentials

As with any journey, it is essential to be prepared for your walking holiday. While we will be transporting your luggage from accommodation to accommodation, you will still be carrying a lightweight day pack with you. Here is what we suggest that you carry with you each day:

  • Walking notes, a map, and a map case
  • Picnic lunch packed in an insulated container (when supplied)
  • Quality waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Warm jumper or jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen (at least 15+)
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Some money
  • Mobile phone (please note that reception is not available in all walk areas)
  • Personal insect repellent, band-aids, and a small container of salt mixed with rice grains
  • Personal necessities (example: required medication)

Now that we have the essentials packed, it is time to think of those additional items that may be worth packing along with you. These may include and are not limited to:

  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (with an extra battery or sim cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Matches
  • Small torch
  • Walking stick
  • Thermos (for hot drinks)
  • Additional snacks
PEAKS TRAIL SECTIONS

PEAKS TRAIL SECTIONS

NORTH 1: MOUNT ZERO TO BARIGAR

The walk starts from the trailhead at the very northern end of the park. Hike through a natural amphitheatre over rocky escarpments to the summit of Mount Stapylton. The reward from completing the first summit are the expansive views over the Wimmera Plains. We like to start the walk from Mount Zero the most northerly summit in the Grampians national park, this is a short detour of about 2 hours.

Walk: 12.9km /  Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

 

NORTH 2: BARIGAR TO GAR

The walk begins with a gentle amble along a low ridge with views out to Mount Difficult and Briggs Bluff. There’s a fairly difficult climb via some cascading waterfalls to Gar to get to just below Mount Difficult. Expect to see plenty of wildlife.

Walk: 11.3km / Easy to Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

 

NORTH 3: GAR TO WERDUG

Today is a bit of up and down as we traverse the eastern escarpment of Mount Difficult. The views out over the Pyrenees and the Black ranges are outstanding. The views also extend out over the Wartook Basin. The walk finishes at Werdug near Lake Wartook.

Walk: 14km /  Moderate / 4.5 -5.5 hrs

 

NORTH 4: WERDUG TO HALS GAP

This is another day of up and down but it is well worth it as the views are a constant antidote to the rigours of walking the Grampians Peaks Trail. You will make your way via rocky outcrops and witness magnificent views over Lake Wartook. The views don’t end there but continue as you make your way to Chatauqua Lookout. The walk ends today in the tourist town of Halls Gap. A reward of a cold beer or a glass of wine might be in order.

Walk: 13km / Easy to Moderate / 4-5 hrs

 

CENTRE 1: HALLS GAP TO BUGIGA

Today’s walk is the busiest but really the only place you are going to see other people. It is also one of the best walks in the park. The walk makes its way through the delightful Venus Baths and over Elephant Hide and then through the Grand Canyon to the Pinnacle and the amazing lookout. The views over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield are some of the best on the walk.  The walk ends at Bugiga.

Walk: 8.6km / Moderate / 3.5-4.5 hrs

 

CENTRE 2: BUGIGA TO BARRI YALUG

There are some really nice small detours today, one to Sundial lookout and another to Silverband falls, both well worth a visit. The walk winds its way down to Rosea car park and then a real climb up to the summit of Mount Rosea. It’s a walk that has been touted as the number one walk in the park, at least by Auswalk guides. You will come to rest at Barri Yalug having walked via Borough Huts.

Walk: 14.2km /  Moderate / 5 -6 hrs

 

 

CENTRE 3: BARRI YALUG TO DUWUL

Walking in the shadow of Mount William, over cascades of rocky terraces and the Seven Dials shaped by millions of years of erosion.  You continue on to Redman Bluff which allows for 360-degree views over the surrounding plains and back over the mountains. The track then descends down to Duwul and the end of the day’s walk.

Walk: 12km / Moderate to hard / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

CENTRE 4: DUWUL TO DURD DURD

Today’s walk ascends the highest mountain in the Range Mount William. It is characterised by you guessed it more continuous outstanding views. The walk then descends steeply to Boundary Gap and Durd Durd via the Major Mitchell Plateau.

Walk: 15.6km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

 

CENTRE 5: DURD DURD TO YARRUM

Today’s walk begins with a descent to Jimmy Creek Road and back up to the ridgeline once again. By now you will be used to the up and down nature of the Grampians Peaks Trail. This section of the track is probably the most remote part of the park. It comes with the reward of excellent sunset views over the western section of the ranges.

Walk: 12.5km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

SOUTH 1: YARRUM TO WANNON

From Yarrum we descend to Hidden Valley and cross the road and back up along an escarpment with great views over the Sierra range. Today’s walk ends at Wannon a nice grassy valley with lots of kangaroos.

Walk: 11.9km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH 2: WANNON TO DJARDJI-DJAWARA

You start today’s walk with a flat section out from Wannon via Wannon Fan. The track climbs up the other side of Grampians Road and winds its way upwards. Once you get to the highest point today the track then makes its’ way along the Sierra Range eventually making its way to Djardji-djaware.

Walk: 15.4km / Moderate / 5-6 hrs

 

 

 

SOUTH 3: DJARDJI-DJAWARA TO MUD-DADJUG

This is said to be a hard walk due to the severe gradient of the track. As the name Mount Abrupt indicates this Mountain looks as though it has crashed out of the earth and has rocketed up into the sky. There’s some good old fashion climbing to be done today, none of it difficult other than a lot of it is up. It can be arduous if you are not prepared, but given your preparation from the first eleven days of walking you should be ready. You end today at Mud-Dadjug perched up high on the plateau just below Mount Abrupt.

Walk: 10.4km / Moderate to hard / 4.5-6.5hrs

 

 

SOUTH 4: MUD-DADJUG TO DUNKELD

Today you make your way down from Mount Abrupt via the Picanninny a small knoll then up to Mount Sturgeon.  From here you have your last expensive views of the walk over the plains and the small hamlet of Dunkeld. If you walk this track from end to end it might be worth taking a small detour up to Mount Zero as mentioned on day 1. So that you can say you walked from peak to peak. The first peak at the northern end is officially Mount Staplyton, so don’t be concerned if you didn’t walk Mount Zero, you’ve accomplished the Grampians Peak Trail.

Walk: 12.1km / Moderate to hard / 5-6 hrs

 

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