The Project 

Grampians Peaks Trail project update

A WORLD-CLASS LONG DISTANCE WALKING EXPERIENCE OF 13 DAYS AND 12 NIGHTS TO SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY OF THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK’S NATURAL AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES IS BEING PROGRESSIVELY BUILT UNTIL THE END OF 2019.

Key facts and figures

  • $30.2 million over 4 years
  • 11 Hiker camps and 1 large group camp
  • 12 Trailhead carparks
  • 13 days and 12 nights of walking trail
  • Utilises both and new and existing sections of track

project overview

Led by Parks Victoria and delivered in partnership with Grampians Tourism, Regional Development Victoria, regional local governments and DELWP, the Grampians Peaks Trail® is a high quality nature-based walk offering a world-class long-distance walking experience within the Grampians National Park between Mount Zero (Mura Mura) in the north and Dunkeld in the south.  With links to quality accommodation, scenic hikers camps, unique attractions and a variety of service options, there is an experience for everyone.  
The first stage of the Trail is currently open, a three-day/two-night hike that will take you on a loop conveniently starting and finishing at Halls Gap, and via many iconic Grampians’ attractions including Venus Baths, Grand Canyon, The Pinnacle and Mount Rosea.
Planning and construction works continue on the remainder of the project, with the project team focusing on progressing the Trail design, alignment and hikers camp designs throughout 2016 and 2017, while construction works continue on upgrading sections of existing tracks that will eventually form part of the overall Grampians Peaks Trail®.
These works will be followed by the construction of brand new sections of track that will link to the recently upgraded lengths as well as building hikers camps, throughout 2018 and 2019.

Led by Parks Victoria and delivered in partnership with Grampians Tourism, Regional Development Victoria, regional local governments and the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning , the Grampians Peaks Trail® is a high quality nature-based walk offering a world-class long-distance walking experience.

The Trail will see walkers able to trek from one end of the Grampians National Park to the other,  from Mount Zero (Mura Mura) in the north to Dunkeld in the south.With links to quality accommodation, scenic hiker camps, unique attractions and a variety of different walk lengths that can be undertaken, there is an experience for everyone.  

The first stage of the Trail is currently open, a three-day/two-night hike that will take you on a loop conveniently starting and finishing at Halls Gap, via many iconic Grampians’ attractions including Venus Baths, Grand Canyon, The Pinnacle and Mount Rosea.

Planning and construction works continue on the remainder of the project, with the team focusing on progressing the Trail alignment and hiker camp designs throughout 2016 and 2017, while construction works continue on upgrading sections of existing track which will eventually form part of the overall Grampians Peaks Trail®.

These works will be followed by the construction of brand new sections of track that will link to the recently upgraded lengths, as well as building hikers camps, throughout 2018 and 2019.
 

Project update

 

Latest news

Works to upgrade sections of Piccaninny Walk near Dunkeld have recently finished and the track has reopened. Walkers can now trek to the summit with views overlooking the Dunkeld township along upgraded portions of track and the new hand-built stone steps feature.

Further works to upgrade other sections of track will ramp up from late Summer when weather conditions are more favourable. These works will be at various locations, with Parks Victoria to continue to keep the community informed on work locations and progress when details are confirmed.

The next portion of works will be building sections of mesh boardwalk offsite over coming months, which will be installed at Major Mitchell Plateau in early 2017 and some upgrades to pre-existing tracks on the Grampians Peaks Trail alignment in the north and south of the park .

The project planning team are working towards finalising the detailed Trail alignment while progressing the hiker camp and Trailhead designs with key stakeholders currently, and the community in coming months.

To register for ongoing updates on the project, please email [email protected]

IMPACTED TRACKS AND CLOSURES

Please click on the link below to check the most up to date road and walking track impacts and closures.

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park#changeOfConditions