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Hit the Grampians Peaks Trail with the Grampians Peaks Walking Company

3 Dec. 2021

We couldn’t be more excited that the much-anticipated, fully completed Grampians Peaks Trail is open. The Trail offers an unforgettable hiking experience along the backbone of the heritage-listed Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. There are many ways to experience the trail, whether it be on your own, small sections, the whole thing or a guided tour.

For the experienced and trail hardened hikers, check out these itineraries for a range of unsupported hikes along the trail. Simply book your campsite and you’re good to go! For those less experienced who may not be sure where to start, a wonderful way to experience the trail is with expert guides from the Grampians Peaks Walking Company.

The company’s award-winning, world-class local guides have decades of experience traversing the Gariwerd landscape. They’ll guide you through the rich culture and natural beauty of the trail, which winds through the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park for more than 160km.

The company offers walking and camping experiences along various portions of the trail, including luxe experiences for those seeking some extra comforts. It also offers equipment hire, shuttle transport services and water/gear drops to support independent hikers. We highly recommend the Northern Luxe Tour or Central Luxe Tour.

NORTHERN LUXE TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive at eco-lodge at your leisure. Light dinner available before briefing if required.
Day 2: A short transfer, then begin the walk from Mount Zero along the GPT back to the eco-lodge for the evening.
Day 3: From the eco-lodge, continue along the GPT. A short transfer is available if required back to the lodge at day’s end.
Day 4: Visit an Indigenous art site before a tour of a local olive grove. Refreshments at the olive grove before heading back to the eco-lodge for departure.

CENTRAL LUXE TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1:
Arrive at private accommodation at your leisure. Light dinner available before briefing if required.
Day 2: A short transfer to Halls Gap to begin a walk over the Wonderland Range to Mt Rosea Carpark. Visit a local winery then transfer to the accommodation before heading into Halls Gap for dinner.
Day 3: Transfer back to the trail, hike Mt Rosea. Visit another local winery before heading back to accommodation for refreshments; then to Halls Gap for dinner.
Day 4: Visit Mackenzie Falls, a local art studio, and finish with a produce platter at a local olive grove before departing.

LUXE WALKS INCLUDE

• All required transport.
• 3 nights of accommodation in private, off-grid eco-lodge.
• All meals, including healthy track snacks, local fare, and fresh in-house dinners, complemented by local wines and produce.
• Safety equipment, including first aid kits and satellite phones.
• Small groups – a maximum of 10 walkers.
• The company of experienced, award-winning local guides.

EXPEDITIONS

If you’re up for something a little more rugged, Grampians Peaks Walking Company also offers walking and camping journeys with world-class guides. Experience their 4-day Northern Expedition covering every step of the Northern stage of the Grampians Peaks Trail and ending in Halls Gap. Check out their Central and Southern Expedition itineraries here.

Awaken your sense of adventure and experience life unleashed with a tour of the Grampians Peaks Trail with the Grampians Peaks Walking Company.

ABOUT THE GRAMPIANS PEAKS TRAIL

The Grampians Peaks Trail was recently extended and upgraded thanks to a $33.2 million State and Federal Government-funded project, including: more than 100km of new track; six pedestrian bridges; new stairs, steel boardwalks and culverts; 11 new campgrounds; and wayfinding and information signage. At every stage of construction, the preservation of this ancient and significant part of the world was considered. This trail can be explored on a self-guided tour. Please visit Parks Victoria for more information.