• Length: 36km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Halls Gap

  • End: Halls Gap

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Distance from CBD: 253km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.13835

  • Longitude: 142.517323

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Grampians Peak Trail - Stage 1 is a 36km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

The Grampians Peak Trail - Stage 1 is located in the central section of the Grampians Peaks Trail and allows you to complete a three day hike through some of the park's most famous scenery. Planning and construction will continue on the remaining sections of the trail until late 2019 when the full 13-day experience will be complete.

DAY ONE - 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 the walking track near Stony Creek. Follow the creek along the formed track to Venus Baths. Just before the rock pools at Venus Baths, take the track 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. At the top of the steps turn left, and follow the signs up the rocky platforms. The steady steep ascent winds past rocky woodland and through the rocky corridor of Silent Street then onto the famous Pinnacle lookout. From this lookout views of Mount William, Halls Gap and Fyans Valley are astounding.

Follow the Grampians Peaks Trail (GPT) signs south to Lakeside Lookout and then to Sundial Carpark. Much of this track is near the ridge that provides views along the way. At Sundial Carpark take the track towards Sundial Lookout for 250m. Turn right and take the track towards Rosea Carpark. After 1.1km turn left onto the Bugiga Link track to your camp at Bugiga for your first night's stay. Alternatively, keep following the track down further to the Stony Creek group Hikers Camp.

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 Mount Rosea. Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over the Serra and Mount William Ranges. Follow the markers down and veer left, through a sheltered forest. Track markers will guide you through rocky outcrop and forested gullies before reaching Borough Huts Campground for your second night's stay.

DAY THREE - BOROUGH HUTS TO HALLS GAP | (13.6km - 5 to 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.

About the region

Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenic views, the 168,000 hectare park is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. The many walking tracks will take you on a journey to waterfall vistas, ancient geological rock features and forests. There are guided tours, and with a large network of roads available, car touring is a great way to explore. Renowned as the major attraction in the region, the Grampians National Park is a must-visit destination for all travellers, backpackers and day-trippers in Victoria. The spectacular setting of the mountainous landscape boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for visitors to the region. The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd), commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia. The 167,219-hectare (413,210-acre) national park is situated between Stawell and Horsham on the Western Highway and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway, 260 kilometres west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres east of Adelaide.

Getting there

To get to Halls Gap from Melbourne, follow the Western Highway through Ballarat and Ararat which will start your trip along 'The Inland Way 8', a network of driving tours that connect much of the Grampians region. When you arrive at Stawell, you will turn left from the Western Highway into the Halls Gap Road.


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Total distance: 36044 m
Max elevation: 990 m
Min elevation: 238 m
Total climbing: 1575 m
Total descent: -1576 m
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90 thoughts on “Grampians Peak Trail – Stage 1 (36km)

  1. I wasnt a huge fan of the Borough Huts campsite as it is also a drivein campsite and next to the road. The third day also looks a little boring compared to the first two days so this can easily be a 2 day hike by hitching a ride to Halls Gap from.the campsite. On a more positive note, the Bugiga campsite is one of the best, with spectacular views of Mt Rosea.

  2. My wife and I just completed this hike with our 11 month old. The first two days are quite spectacular and I would agree that the Borough Huts camp ground is a little underwehelming. I suggest doing the last leg back to town. It is quick, easy and gives you many views of the other side of the valley you don’t get a chance to see any other way. This was the first time we had walked Mt Rosea and that is by far my favourite to date!

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