Introducing the Grampians Peaks Trail
A world-class, 160km hike based in Gariwerd (Grampians National Park), is set to be complete this December.
Starting in the north, at Mura Mura (Mount Zero), the trail takes hikers over the Gariwerd peaks, ending at Wurgarri (Mount Sturgeon), near Royal Mail Hotel. The hike takes 13 days and 12 nights, with 12 unique overnight campsites situated along the way.
The long-distance hike is not for the faint-hearted. As the name suggests, the hike involves climbing to the peaks of the Gariwerd mountains. It is worth every effort when the expansive views, rugged landscapes and kaleidoscopic sunsets appear. Top that off with bird watching in the day and starry skies at night and your hiking adventure will be remembered for years to come.
Hikers will experience the magic of the mountain range the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people have called home for thousands of years. The ancient landscape is home to the largest number of Aboriginal rock art paintings and shelters in southern Australia. Interpretive signage placed along the trail will provide an insight into the cultural heritage and importance of Gariwerd to these people.
Nights are spent at the campsites along the way, which consist of wooden tent platforms, access to water and other facilities. Some sites are accessible by car for those who do not want to complete the entire 13 days. A smaller three-day, two-night loop is open now, leaving from Halls Gap and encompassing the Bugiga and Borough Huts campsites.
The 13-day hike ends near the Royal Mail Hotel, with hikers walking off Wurgarri (Mt Sturgeon) – the southernmost tip of the national park. A night spent at the hotel will provide the perfect end to your adventure. Freshen up with a shower and let our team provide you with a big feed and all the beer on tap you could ask for. All the while taking in the view of the mountain range you just conquered.
Camping not for you?
Lucky for you, Royal Mail Hotel has big, king beds. The Grampians Peaks Luxury Package is designed for those that want to explore, but end with a glass of wine in hand.
The package includes a day spent with an Eco Certified tour guide, who takes you around the southern section of the Grampians Peaks Trail. Waterfalls, rock art sites and spectacular views will still be experienced, just with a touch more luxury and less heavy lifting.
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