Grampians Peaks Trail
Welcome to the first section of a world class, multi day walk that is currently being constructed to showcase the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. The Grampians Peaks Trail will be a 13 day/12 night (one-way) walk and will provide an intimate and unforgettable experience of dramatic peaks, panoramic views and the majesty of this ancient and rugged landscape. The journey, that is rich in Aboriginal culture, will provide an insight into the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people who have walked and lived in these ranges they have called Gariwerd for thousands of years.
The Grampians Peaks Trail can be enjoyed year-round. It is important to take the time to plan and prepare your journey to get the most out of it.
For important information on the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, including road closures and current conditions, visit the Parks Victoria page
Download the Grampians Peaks Trail Plan and Prepare
According to the traditional owners of the Grampians, there are six distinct weather periods recognised in the Gariwerd seasonal cycle. For thousands of years, the lives of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung have been intimately linked to this seasonal cycle.
Each season brings climatic features and environmental events such as plant flowering, fruiting and animal behavioural patterns.
It is important to remember that weather in the mountains can change rapidly at any time of year. You should always pack for all conditions.
- Temperatures exceeding forty degrees celsius may be experienced during summer.
- Strong winds, low temperatures and heavy rain-squalls can occur throughout the year.
- Snowfall and blizzards are common in winter and low cloud may seriously reduce visibility with little warning.
Summer Hot and dry conditions – many creeks will have no water. Temperatures can exceed forty degrees celsius with a high likelihood of bushfires and extreme heatwaves.
Autumn Milder temperatures with sporadic hot days; typically drier weather . Many creeks will still have no water.
Winter Wet and cold conditions are common. Higher elevations may receive snow and sub-zero temperatures during the day and overnight. Creeks and streams typically have water.
Spring This is the best season to go overnight bushwalking in the Grampians. Milder temperatures and drier conditions are common, with water typically available in creeks.
For more information about the latest weather conditions visit the Bureau of Meteorology- www.bom.gov.au