The Grampians walks build nicely and can be as challenging as you wish them to be. There are extra walking opportunities here, so if you want more we are pleased to offer them. Overall this walk is moderate with some moderate to challenging days, with some flat sections along well-marked trails, gradual ascents to mountain summits for spectacular views, and some steep uphill and downhill sections to the forested valleys below.
You’ll be walking an average of 17 km a day. Those that enjoy the solitude of nature will appreciate some days where you are more likely to encounter echidnas and kangaroos rather than other people.
There are five walking days on this seven-day itinerary starting in Wartook and finishing in Dunkeld. We include accommodation from day one to day six, most meals, transfers and comprehensive trip notes and walking maps. We transfer your luggage to the next accommodation so you can focus on enjoying the walking with just your daypack and what you need for the day.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY
Day one of this holiday sees you spend the night in Wartook. Regular V-Line train and coach services to Stawell are available from Melbourne. We organise for you to be transferred from Stawell to your first accommodation. There is also the option of driving to your first nights’ accommodation in Wartook if you are willing to use your car in concert with our transfer providers.
The Grampians walks finish on day seven in Dunkeld at the end of the Grampians Peaks Trail. For walkers who caught public transport, there are V Line coach services back to Melbourne via Ballarat. Please use the PTV travel planner to work this through to find out the best way to get back that suits you. For more help please contact the Auswalk office.
If you arrive by public transport, Auswalk will arrange all your transfers. If you are willing to use your own car, we will transfer you from the end of the walk back to the beginning of the walk in the morning each day. All the details will be outlined in your walk notes. This saves a significant cost for us which is passed back to you.
September to November is usually warm. The summer months of December to March are likely to be warm, and sometimes quite hot. During summer, it is common to have daily temperatures in the 30s, with the nights remaining quite warm. April and May are cooler and the winter months of June through August can vary from cool to mild temperatures with the occasional cold, wet spell. The wildflowers are usually at their best between August and November – although there are always some flowers around.
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.
For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.
We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office. See the FAQ section for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.