Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail

Surround yourself with nature in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and learn about the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali peoples on a 6-day walking trip in Victoria. Along with the waterfalls, wildflowers and awe-inspiring views that make this national park famous, you’ll share your walks with animals like kangaroos, wallabies, emus and colourful birds. Whether you’re hiking to the northern tip of the Grampians Peaks Trail at Mt Zero, edging to the top of The Pinnacle along a rocky cliff-face or reaching Mt Duwul (Mt William), the highest point in the Grampians, you’ll hit new heights on this in-depth walking trip with two expert hiking guides by your side.

6 days, from


per person


12 people max


Trip code: PJXG
Style: Original
Theme: Walking & Trekking


Countries Visited:  Australia
Accommodation: Hotel (5 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle , walking
Included Meals:

  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners

Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Escape the everyday, get active, and go on all the Grampian’s best hikes like Mt Duwul (Mt William), the highest point in Grampians National Park, and the Grampians Peaks Trail walk.

  • Take in waterfalls, colourful wildflower displays, and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas as you keep an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and native birds.

  • There’s no need for a map or GPS on this walking trip – with two expert local walking guides who know the area inside-out, all you have to do is enjoy the journey.

  • Stay in the same comfortable motel-style accommodation for your entire trip. Unpack once, settle in, and relax. With every meal taken care of, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other.

  • Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage and spiritual connections of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali Peoples as you travel through Country in the Grampians.


Show Full Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne / Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Your adventure begins in Melbourne (Narrm in the language of the Wurundjeri people, who are the traditional owners of the land on which Melbourne is now located). Meet your leaders and depart the Melbourne CBD at 8am for the drive to Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, which spans the ancestral lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jadawadjali Peoples. Stretch your legs in Ballarat with a stop for morning tea and enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your guides at Mt Zero before a relatively challenging walk along the Grampians Peaks Trail. While the walk itself if quite short, there are some challenging climbs as the trail heads through a rock amphitheatre to the summit of My Stapylton. However, the panoramic views over the Wimmera Plains make every step worthwhile. After checking in at your accommodation, enjoy a warm shower and mingle with your fellow walkers over some nibbles followed by dinner.

Day 2: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Don’t be put off by the name of today’s destination – Mt Difficult. While getting to the top does require a heart pumping climb, you’ll have time to stop for a rest near picturesque seasonal waterfalls before you tackle the ascent. The views of the Pyrenees, Black Range, and Wartook basin make up for the hard trek to the top. Near Werdug, you’ll have time to admire Lake Wartook before the scenic drive around the lake and the trip back to Halls Gap and your comfortable hotel.

Day 3: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Today you’ll get to experience some of the Grampians’ most iconic spots. Your walk begins at Halls Gap with a climb up and out of the township, with highlights including Venus Baths, Elephant Hide and Australia’s very own Grand Canyon. Make your way to the top of The Pinnacle to take in the view over Halls Gap then continue along the easier walk to Sundial Peak and another excellent Halls Gap vantage point. From here, you’ll head back towards Sundial to meet the bus at the Rosea carpark. A trip to MacKenzie Falls to take in its refreshing beauty and a stop at the famous Reed Lookout caps off a great day of hiking.

Day 4: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Get set for the climb to Mt Duwul (Mt William), the highest point in Grampians National Park. At 1,167 metres, you’ll feel on top of the world as you take in the 360-degree views of mountain ranges and open plains from the summit. While the mountain is sizeable, the climb from the carpark to the peak is steady and not too challenging. From here, you’ll head to Boundary Gap which leads across the magnificent Major Mitchell Plateau and into Durd Durd. Your hike ends at Jimmy Creek Road near your accommodation which means a soothing hot shower, delicious dinner and a cosy night’s sleep are just a few steps away.

Day 5: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

After a hearty breakfast, return to Jimmy Creek Road for a climb up to a ridgeline with views into Yarram and beyond. It’s a long day of walking today but the views and the scenery make it all worthwhile. This is the most remote part of the Grampians Peaks Trail, so take a deep breath and let yourself be inspired by the natural beauty around you. From here, you’ll descend through the Hidden Valley and follow a ridge line with views west of the Sierrra Range until the trail meets up with the Grampians Tourist Drive for an easy walk back to your hotel.

Day 6: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park / Melbourne

It’s time to lace up your hiking boots for the final walk of the trip, a hike to the peak of Mt Sturgeon for one last look at the mountains which make up the Grampians. From here, it’s an easy drive to Dunkeld where you’ll have time to buy some lunch if you wish and take a look around town. On your arrival back in Melbourne in the late afternoon, your Grampians walking trip will come to an end.