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Top 10 Hikes and Walks in the Grampians

The PiccaninnyStep out and explore the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park's spectacular natural beauty on foot. There are many walks and hikes on offer, from a gentle stroll to a full-day adventure or more.

1. The Pinnacle Lookout

The iconic Pinnacle walk and lookout is one of the highlights of the entire Grampians region. Hikers are rewarded with stunning views of Halls Gap and the surrounding peaks. Visitors have a choice of three trails, each varying in distance and grade, to reach the Pinnacle.

2. Venus Baths Loop

An easy stroll from the centre of Halls Gap. Follow the 2.3km track and cross over Stoney Creek at the small bridge to the botanic gardens.

3. The Balconies / Reed Lookout

Two spectacular locations from one car park. Only an easy 2km walk apart, both of these lookouts provide beautiful views of the Victoria Valley and the surrounding ranges.

4. Mount William (Duwul)

A moderate 2km walk from the carpark takes you to the highest point in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National park. Bound to impress anyone on a quest for incredible scenery, the summit provides views across the mountain range as well as of Pomonal, Moyston and Ararat.

5. Boronia Peak Trail

Boronia Peak involves a rocky climb up to the summit, where you will be rewarded with superb views over Lake Fyans and the surrounding countryside.

6. Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Walk

A more difficult 6.5km walk for the experience hiker. This trail will have you winding through woodland and emerging on a rocky ridge. For the best walking experience, explore in spring to early summer.

7. The Piccaninny (Bainggug)

An easier walk at the southern end of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. The Piccaninny (Bainggug) provides wonderful views of its neighbour, Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) and nearby Dunkeld.

8. Mount Sturgeon (Wurgarri)

Another walk for the adventurous walker, the Mount Sturgeon (Wurgarri) trail includes rock hopping and slippery surfaces - an estimated 3 hours return.

9. Mount Rosea Loop Walk

At 12km return, this is a full day out for those wanting to take the road less travelled. The spectacular 'Gate of the East Wind' is a highlight of the walk.

10. Hollow Mountain (Wudjub-guyan)

The Hollow Mountain (Wudjub-guyan) walk, at the northern tip of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is recommended for fit and energetic walkers as it can involve slippery track surfaces, rock hopping and rock scrambling.

Call into a local Visitor Information Centre or Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre for more detailed walking information.

Grampians Peaks Trail

Grampians Peaks Trail

Be rewarded with some of the best hiking trails and panoramic views in Australia on the full 13-day/12-night trail or choose from a range of stunning overnight and multi-day hikes. You can also experience smaller sections of the trail on day walks.

Click here to find out more and to book your adventure now!

Grampians Walks Cover Final

Grampians Walks guide book

Written by veteran local walkers, Monica and Phil Coleman, whose love of the Grampians shines on every page.

• 86 walks in the Grampians National Park
• Full coverage of the new Grampians Peaks Trail
• Walks from 10 minutes to 8 hours
• Simple but reliable route descriptions
• 67 detailed sketch maps that are easy to follow
• Elevation graphs to easily compare walks
• Up to date local road maps
• Hundreds of photos to illustrate the walks
• Bonus guide to local wildflowers and orchids
• Authors’ favourite walks identified