Overall this walk is moderate to challenging, with some challenging sections every day. You will need to be reasonably walking fit. So if you are unsure, please walk a few 20km walks before you go to ensure you are ready, preferably with some uphill component. There are also some flat sections along well-marked trails and gradual ascents to mountain summits for spectacular views, which means there are some steep uphill and downhill sections. The southern end of the track is in good condition and pretty good underfoot compared to some of the northern end track.
You’ll be walking an average of 19 km a day. With plenty of elevation and descent every day, so please be aware this walk is moderate to challenging, so again, you will need to have a good level of walking fitness. Auswalk doesn’t provide boot camp walks, so the 4 days are very achievable. Those who enjoy nature’s solitude will appreciate some days when you are more likely to encounter echidnas and kangaroos rather than other people.
This six-day itinerary has four walking days, starting in Mount William to finishing in Dunkeld. We include accommodation from day one to day six, some 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
If you’re taking public transport there are regular V-Line train and coach services to Stawell which are available from Melbourne. We will then organise for you to be transferred from Stawell station to your first nights accommodation in Halls Gap. The other option is to self drive to the first night’s accommodation in Halls Gap.
The Grampians Peaks Trail South walk finishes on day six in Dunkeld at the end of the Grampians Peaks Trail. There are V Line coach services back to Melbourne via Ballarat for walkers who catch public transport. 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 get in touch with the Auswalk office.
If you arrive by public transport, Auswalk will arrange all your transfers. If you are self driving, you will drive to the end point of the walk, we will then transfer you back to the start to begin your walk. All the details will be outlined in your walk notes. You can save a substantial amount in transfer fees by choosing to self drive – please see prices below in departure dates.
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 email@example.com, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.