Grampians Peaks Trail
The Grampians Peaks Trail is a challenging 160km, once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience. If you’re bold and committed to completing this 13-day/12-night hike, you will have an unforgettable adventure and be rewarded with some of the best hiking trails and panoramic views in Australia. Grampians Peaks Trail (parks.vic.gov.au)
For people who enjoy an outdoor adventure but don’t have time to do the full 13-day Grampians Peaks Trail, breaking it up into smaller 3-day hikes is a great way to challenge yourself, build-up long distance hiking skills and experience the spectacular living cultural landscape of Gariwerd. Return again at your leisure to complete more sections of the trail. You can also add individual overnight and 3-day hike itineraries together to create your preferred hiking adventure.
The Southern Grampians Cottages are the perfect place to base yourself to walk the 2 southern sections.
Djardji-djawara and Mud-dadjug 3 day Hike: Wander across the Southern Grampians skyline, with scenic ridgeline and mountain walking all the way to Dunkeld. These new sections of trail pass through stunted eucalypt forest, the rocky mountain summits of Signal Peak and Mt Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) hiking through old growth forested saddles and outstanding views west to the Victoria Range, climbing steeply to the summits of Signal Peak and Mt Abrupt (Mud-dadjug) and crossing Bainggug (The Piccaninny) and Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) before crossing the Wannon River and strolling into Dunkeld.
Djardji-djawara and Mud-dadjug 3-day Hike (parks.vic.gov.au)
Yarram/Wannon 3 day Hike: Experience the serenity of nature on this secluded walk exploring previously untracked terrain on the southern reaches of the Mt William Range. This itinerary provides amazing views over the Serra Range, hikes through rocky knolls, waterways, wetlands and open grassland camping. Climb and descend a succession of six knolls and saddles passing through ancient old growth forests and lower swampland plains with stands of native Oyster Bay Pines along the way. Take in views of farmland to the east and south-east reveal a myriad wetlands.
Continue hiking the ups and downs of the most southern ridgeline of the Mt William Range and settle in at Wannon Hike-in Campground for the night in a reclaimed farmland gully. Explore surrounding ridges for stunning sunset views.
Yarram/Wannon 3-day Hike (parks.vic.gov.au)