Stapylton Ampitheatre – Grampians
  • Length: 6.5km

  • Duration: 5-6hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Hollow Mountain Carpark

  • End: Hollow Mountain Carpark

  • Closest Town: Horsham

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 284km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.8913460000

  • Longitude: 142.3757540000

2
1

Stapylton Ampitheatre is a 6.5km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Grampians National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5-6hrs to complete.

Summary

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

This demanding hike is not for the faint-hearted as a substantial part of the hike involves exposed scrambling and some tricky route finding. At one point you will need to scramble up through caves to gain the top of Echoes Block.

If you are experienced, nimble and have a head for heights then this exciting hike will be an unforgettable experience.

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 1.4km to turn left into Hollow Mountain Carpark.

Trail Hiking Trip Banner
Trail Hiking Hike Banner
Trail Hiking Donate Banner

What to take

Read ‘The essentials you should always carry on a day hike

 

Total distance: 6422 m
Max elevation: 470 m
Min elevation: 224 m
Total climbing: 341 m
Total descent: -341 m
Download GPX File

Please note that you need to be registered and logged in to download GPX Files. If you aren't you will automatically be redirected to the registration/login screen before being returned to this page. Then click the download button again. By downloading any GPX files from this site you agree that its use, and reliance upon, is entirely at your own risk. These files are for non-commercial, personal use only. I will endeavour to ensure the accuracy and currency of the data, but accept no responsibility in this regard, or the results of any actions taken, when using the digital route files.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Stapylton Ampitheatre (6.5Km)