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The Grampians Is Getting an Epic New 160-Kilometre Multi-Day Walking Trail

The hiking track will be complete by the end of 2020 — but if you're keen to check it out, a section of it is already open.
By Leisha Kapor
November 29, 2019
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The Grampians Is Getting an Epic New 160-Kilometre Multi-Day Walking Trail

The hiking track will be complete by the end of 2020 — but if you're keen to check it out, a section of it is already open.
By Leisha Kapor
November 29, 2019
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Victoria's Grampians National Park is already home to a number of world-class hiking trails, but, come next year, it will have a giant new one that's will be a whole trip in itself. Start stretching, because this will be a big one.

When completed in late-2020, the Grampians Peaks Trail will cover 160 kilometres and take 13 days to traverse. It'll connect some of the Grampians' best mountain peaks, providing panoramic views of the southern volcanic plains from Mount Abrupt, winding through the parks low-lying greenery and waterfalls to Mount Zero in the north. The track has been designed so everyone can get some use out of it — whether you're looking for a leisurely day trip or an overnight hike, or ready to commit to an epic two-week adventure.

Gariwerd — as it's known by the land's Traditional Owners, the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people — is more than just its rugged, sandstone mountains. The park is heritage listed for its Aboriginal significance (there is a large number of ancient rock art paintings and shelters in the area), its abundance of animal and plant life, and its damn spectacular views.

If you're raring to get started, a section of the Grampians Peaks Trail is already open — and it's a three-day circuit, so you can easily make a weekender out of it. As it stands, the 36-kilometre walk starts and ends at Halls Gap and has two campsites — Bugiga Hiker Camp and Borough Huts Campground — and takes in highlights like the Pinnacle, Spitters Falls, the Gate of the East Wind, Mount Rosea and Bellfield Lake.

The Grampians Peaks Trail will open in full in late 2020. We'll keep you updated with new details on the track as its launch gets closer. 

Published on November 29, 2019 by Leisha Kapor

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