• Length: 11km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Harrops Track

  • End: Harrops Track

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Cavendish

  • Distance from CBD: 349km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.282419

  • Longitude: 142.266458

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The Fortress from Harrops Track is a 11km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

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

Follow National Highway M8 and A8 to Wonwondah-Dadswells Bridge Rd in Laharum. Merge onto M1, Keep right to stay on M1. Continue onto Western Ring Rd/M80. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto High St/Western Hwy/A8. Take Northern Grampians Rd/C222 and Brimpaen-Laharum Rd to Henty Hwy/A200 in Brimpaen. Turn left onto Wonwondah-Dadswells Bridge Rd. Turn left onto Northern Grampians Rd/C222. Turn right onto Brimpaen-Laharum Rd. Turn left onto Henty Hwy/A200. Follow Billywing Rd to Harrops Track. Turn left onto Billywing Rd. Turn right onto Red Rock Rd. Turn left onto Harrops Track. Destination will be on the left

GPX File

Total distance: 11016 m
Max elevation: 834 m
Min elevation: 241 m
Total climbing: 867 m
Total descent: -867 m
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9 thoughts on “The Fortress from Harrops Track (11km)

  1. The route appears pretty infrequently visited as of October 2021. Quite a bit of storm litter and additional rocks washed onto the track to slow the pace down in places. Note: the final ascent to the Fortress (anti-clockwise “spiral” on GPX) isn’t visible anymore, likely due to the large quantity of storm-felled trees and branches. If you’re keen on the last segment, prepare for pushing through brush and clambering etc.

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