|Overview:||The three day / two night circuit walk starts and finishes in Halls Gap, a total distance of 37km with 2473m of elevation change. Spectacular outlook of rugged mountain peaks from the top of Mount Rosea, panoramic views from the Pinnacle Lookout, ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon and the rich cultural history of Grampians landscapes.|
|Difficulty:||Very steep, formed track, many obstacles, sign posted and significant elevation changes. Bushwalking experience recommended. Be well-prepared for all weather conditions.|
|Details:||The first section of the Grampians Peaks Trail provides an intimate and unforgettable experience of dramatic peaks, panoramic views and the majesty of this ancient and rugged landscape. The journey is rich in Aboriginal culture, and provides insights into the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people who have walked and lived in these ranges they call Gariwerd for thousands of years.
Designated campsites are:
|Level of self-sufficiency required:||Groups can be self-sufficient for the entire walk.
If you do not wish to carry all of your supplies, your walk can be linked to nearby accommodation and service providers.
|Permits required?||Walks must be registered at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap to aid emergency support.
Bookings and payment required for campsites.
|Climate and weather:||Weather in the mountains can change rapidly at any time of year:
Summer: Hot and dry conditions – many creeks will have no water. Temperatures can exceed 40C with high likelihood of bushfires and extreme heatwaves.
Autumn: Milder temperatures with sporadic hot days; typically drier weather. Many creeks will still have no water.
Winter: Wet and cold conditions common. Higher elevations may receive snow and sub-zero temperatures during the day and overnight. Creeks and streams typically have water.
Spring Best season to go overnight bushwalking in the Grampians. Milder temperatures and drier conditions are common, with water typically available in creeks.
|Hazards/safety issues:||Cliffs, snakes, dehydration, bushfire, snow and cold, wet weather.|
|Fresh water availability:||Drinking water at campgrounds is untreated rainwater and cannot be guaranteed.
Many creeks and streams may have no water in Summer and Autumn.
|Mobile phone coverage:||Intermittent Internet and mobile telephone coverage along the Grampians Peaks Trail.
Good mobile phone coverage on higher ground.
|Special equipment:||Drinking water treatment equipment.|
|Transport options:||Local commercial operators can provide transport services.|
|Notes:||The bushwalk is undergoing development in sections. Planning and construction will continue on the remaining sections of the trail until late 2020 when the full 13 day/12 night experience is due to be completed.|