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  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 2-3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Zero Picnic Area

  • End: Mount Zero Picnic Area

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Distance from CBD: 285km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.891346

  • Longitude: 142.375754

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Mount Stapylton is a 4km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2-3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Stapylton hike, suitable for fit and energetic walkers, can involve water crossings, slippery track surfaces, rock hopping and rock scrambling and unassisted climbing through wind scoured caverns. Along the way you will enjoy splendid vistas of iron-stained cliffs, rocky outcrops, densely vegetated gullies, woodland of banksias, grass-trees, native pines, eucalyptus and the impressively natural Stapylton amphitheatre. The narrow ridge linking Hollow Mountain with Mount Stapylton Ampitheatre is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular regions in Victoria.

Commencing at the Mount Zero Picnic Area Signs and track markers guide the way up the steep rock slope of Flat Rock to a splendid vantage point overlooking a natural amphitheatre. The track descends to the base of Taipan Wall before continuing along rock terraces to an intersection. Follow signs and track markers to the final steep ascent. The view from the summit is spectacular, taking in much of the park and surrounding plains. Return by the same route.

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

From Melbourne, follow the Western Highway through Stawell (235km) to Dadswells Bridge (and the big Koala). Continue on for 10.8km to turn left along Dadswell Bridge Road (signposted for Mount Zero). Follow the sealed road for 3km to turn left on unsealed Flat Rock Road. Drive for 3km to a t-intersection. Turn right on the Mount Zero-Halls Gap Road and follow it or 2.4km to turn left into the Mount Zero Picnic Area.

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Total distance: 4003 m
Max elevation: 469 m
Min elevation: 252 m
Total climbing: 289 m
Total descent: -289 m
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