Be challenged and rewarded over four days of walking in Victoria's spectacular Grampians while enjoying comfortable accommodation and delicious evening meals. Moderate fitness is required for this walk, with some sections requiring stamina, other parts are relatively easy. Rugged peaks, expansive views and a vibrant landscape await the intrepid walker along the magnificent Grampians Peaks Trail. Most meals included and max 10 guests per tour. Pick up and drop off from central Melbourne.
Our guides will collect all guests from outside the National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road at 8am on the day of departure. The Grampians is a three hour drive from Melbourne so we have a stop in Beaufort for morning tea before arriving around lunchtime into our place of stay in Halls Gap. After lunch it is time to strap on the boots and depart for an afternoon walk that begins at the Brambuk Visitor Centre, crosses Fyanâ€™s Creek and an easy walk takes us to the base of the Mt William Range, where it begins a steady climb. Finally we top out at Boronia Peak with panoramic views over the Wonderland Range and surrounding peaks. Retracing our footsteps we will return to the coach and our place of stay by late afternoon.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Dâ€™Altons Retreat
After a hearty, continental breakfast and with our dayâ€™s lunch packed away in our day pack, we begin our walk from the heart of Halls Gap. The trail begins alongside Stony Creek and rises towards Wonderland. The imagery and the unique shaping of the rocks gives rise to features like the Elephant Hide and the Grand Canyon. We emerge out onto the rocky spine of the Pinnacle, one of todayâ€™s visual spectacles. After lunch our daysâ€™ walk continues on a more even footing out to Sundial Peak where you can rest and soak up another stunning view.
From here the daysâ€™ walking winds up at the Mount Rosea Campground. A short drive later and we have you back in our accommodation where you
can freshen yourself up and then re-group for pre-dinner nibbles followed by a two-course dinner prepared by your guides.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A challenging morning walk to the peak of Mount Rosea. The climb is challenging but the path is well formed and shaded before topping out at the summit of Mount Rosea. It makes a superb spot for lunch and time to enjoy your reward for your morningâ€™s efforts. The trail from here winds down to
where it finishes at Borough Huts. Back to our place of stay for some well-earned respite. This evening weâ€™ll head off to the local hotel for dinner and our final night together. (Tonightâ€™s dinner is at your own expense.)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morningâ€™s walk takes us to the top of Mount William, the highest peak in the Grampians. It is only a short walk and of a moderate nature but the views are amazing. Youâ€™re able to look right along the entire length of the Grampians as it stretches north and south.
Our morning walk takes us back to our coach and a short drive later we are back in Halls Gap where you can buy your lunch for the last day (lunch today is at your own expense) before we begin our journey back to Melbourne. Weâ€™ll have a short break in the town before getting back into Melbourne around 4.00 to 5.00pm.
Two Experienced Hiking Guides, who will drive, cook and care for you.
Transport in comfortable 12 Seater Mini Bus & Luggage Trailer (including pickup / return in Melbourne)
Meals as stated in the Itinerary, including Dessert, Trail Mix, Nibbles, Fresh Fruit
We always have the kettle ready to boil - plenty of tea, coffee, milo and biscuits.
3 nightâ€™s accommodation on a twin share basis (unless single supplement requested) at the Dâ€™Altons Resort, Halls Gap
National Park Fees
All Licences & Permits Required to provide Group tours in Victoria
Personal Travel Insurance
Meals not stated in the itinerary
Dâ€™Altons is located within a few minutes walk of the main township at Halls Gap and features modern facilities and amenities, including an outdoor salt water pool (so donâ€™t forget to bring your swimmers after a dayâ€™s walking!).
We stay in lovely two bedroom log cabins which have been designed with functionality and space in mind. The Cottages are generously spread over our bush site to utilise the magnificent views of the Grampians ranges. The Cottages are constructed of rough sawn hardwood and complement the ambience of the National Park. Each cottage is fully self-contained and comprises 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, toilet, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and spacious verandah.
You can choose a single supplement if you would prefer not to share a bedroom, this means you would have one bedroom in the two bedroom cabin and are likely to be sharing the cabin (and bathroom) with one or two other guests.
- Gear List Provided on Booking
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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR GUESTS IF IMPACTED BY COVID-19
If Park Trek or Adventurous Women is unable to run the tour due to COVID travel restrictions (ie: domestic border closures or quarantine periods between states) or if guests can't travel due to COVID travel restrictions, guests can either choose to:
1. Have their deposit refunded
2. Transfer across to another Adventurous Women/Park Trek combined Tour that suits