Grampians Peaks Trail
Change of conditionsAdd change of condition
- The Chatauqua Peak walking track, between Clematis Falls and the peaks saddle track junction, will be closed from Monday 23 October 2017 to early March 2018 to allow for essential Grampians Peaks Trail works. During this period, Chatauqua Peak will remain open via the Bullaces Glen walking track. Works include track upgrades, installation of new drainage, new rock steps and a dry stone wall. at Grampians Peaks Trail, Monday 16 October, 2017
The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36 kilometre, 3 day/2 night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.
Be inspired by the spectacular outlook of rugged mountain peaks from the top of Mount Rosea, panoramic views from the Pinnacle Lookout, ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon and the rich cultural history of this truly iconic Grampians landscape.
Three day / two night circuit walk
Distance: 36.6km total
Day 2: 13.8km
Day 3: 14.2km
Time: 3 days / 2 nights
Start/Finish: Halls Gap
Grade: 4 (very steep, formed track, many obstacles, clearly signposted)
Bushwalking experience recommended - well-prepared and self sufficient bushwalkers prepared for all weather conditions.
Day 1: 840m
Day 2: 1033m
Day 3: 600m
Datum used GDA94 Zone 54
- Bugiga Hiker Camp GR339840
- Stoney Creek Group Camping Area (for school or large groups) GR318841
- Borough Huts Campground GR366791
Topographic map required
Scale: 1:50,000 recommended
Halls Gap to Bugiga (8.6km – 5 Hours)
Starting from the carpark in Halls Gap walk past the swimming pool, cross the road and follow signs to Venus Baths. Just before the rock pools at Venus Baths take the track up the stairs towards Splitters Falls. Once on the track you will come to a track junction where you can take a small detour to view the falls.
Return to the main track and climb up through a rocky gully to the Grand Canyon. After the canyon a steady ascent takes you through woodland and to the rocky corridor of Silent Street and then on to the famous Pinnacle. From this lookout views of Mt William, Halls Gap and Fyans Valley are astounding.
Follow the GPT signs south to Lakeside Lookout and then to Sundial Carpark. Much of this track is near the ridge that provides hikers with views along the way.
At Sundial Carpark take the track towards Sundial Peak for 250m. Turn right and follow the track towards Rosea Carpark. After 1.1km turn left onto the track to Bugiga Hiker Camp, a distinctive high-quality sustainable hiker camp exclusive to the Grampians Peak Trail. Alternatively, keep following the track to the Stony Creek group Hikers Camp.
Bugiga to Borough Huts (13.8km – 5 to 6 Hours)
Take the track to Rosea Carpark, cross Stony Creek Road to start an ascent through tall Messmate forest. On the ridge, carefully follow track markers through a maze of sandstone outcrops, to cross a bridge over the Gate of the East Wind.
Continue the climb up windswept terraces to a sign posted intersection, turning left to the summit of Mt Rosea. Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over the Serra and Mt William Ranges.
Follow the markers down and veer left, through a sheltered forest. Track markers will guide you down rocky outcrops and forested gullies before reaching Borough Huts Campground for your second night’s stay.
Walkers may choose to finish the walk at Borough Huts on day two and arrange for vehicle transport back to Halls Gap.
Borough Huts to Halls Gap (14km - 5-6 Hours)
From the campground carefully cross the Grampians Tourist Road and follow the track to Bellfield Track, then continue along the Terraces Fireline. Follow this track to the Tandara Road intersection, turn left and walk to Tandara Road. Continue to the end of the road and cross over to the sealed walking track that will take you back to Halls Gap.
For important information on the Grampians National Park, including road closures and current conditions, visit the park page.
When completed, the Grampians Peaks Trail will offer a 13 day/12 night world-class multi day walk spanning the entire length of the Grampians National Park. Project updates are available here.