Set off on the first section of the Grampians Peaks Trail, which will ultimately be a 13-day/12-night (one-way) walk through rugged, ancient landscape to some of the most breathtaking lookouts in Victoria. Rich in Aboriginal culture, the journey will provide an insight into the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people who have walked and lived in these ranges they have called Gariwerd for thousands of years.
The first stage of the trail is a two-day walk to Borough Huts or a three-day return trip to Halls Gap. A popular walking area for many years, this section has been upgraded with navigation markers to better service overnight hikers.
This loop walk takes you from Halls Gap to Borough Huts and back again, past the ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon and taking in views from the Pinnacle Lookout and the rugged mountain peaks atop Mount Rosea.
Spend the first night in the southern end of the Wonderland Range at Bugiga, an exclusive, sustainable Grampians Peaks Trail camp, or further along at the Stony Creek Hikers Camp for groups. Either finish your walk on the second day at Borough Huts, or camp overnight and continue back to Halls Gap on the third day.
Length: 36km return (three-day/two-night walk) or 22km to Borough Huts campground (two days)
Content: Visit Victoria
Walk: 17 hours (three-day walk) or 11 hours (two days)
Grade: Grade 4 rating (with some Grade 5 areas)
Start/Finish: Halls Gap to Borough Huts (two-day walk) or Halls Gap return (three-day walk)
Nearby: Halls Gap
Permits/bookings: Hikers must register their trip at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap to aid emergency support. Prepare and plan for your trip by booking your campsite before you arrive at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre or through Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
Safety: Pay attention to signs and be aware of fire danger ratings. A good map should always be carried. Walking guides are available from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Halls Gap, or from a local Grampians Visitor Information Centre.