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Overnight walks reopen at Grampians

Friday 2 November, 2012

The Major Mitchell Plateau and Fortress over-night walks in the Grampians National Park have been reopened in time for spring. Parks Victoria Flood recovery teams have reopened the walks along with the already open Mt Difficult to provide fit and adventurous hikers three remote walking experiences.

The 41 km Major Mitchell Plateau and 27km Fortress walking tracks were badly damaged after the major flood and storm event in 2011.

Ranger in Charge at the Grampians, David Roberts, said flood recovery works on longer sections of walking trail brought with it many challenges and the reopening was highly anticipated by bush walkers.

“Overnight walking in the Grampians is an excellent way to experience the outdoors,” Mr Roberts said. “Please remember that these walks are steep in sections and favoured by people seeking a rigorous and adventurous hike.”

Mr Roberts urged visitors to register their overnight walk by filling out the ‘Trip Intention Form’ available at Brambuk the National Park Cultural Centre or on the Parks Victoria website.

“When walking the Major Mitchell Plateau, Fortress or the Mt Difficult remote walking areas, we ask that walkers register their trip at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.”

The Plateau is located in the eastern remote sub-alpine area of the Mt William Range and the Fortress area is in the Victoria Range on the Western side of the Grampians.

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