Access boost for popular Grampians Peaks Trail

Parks Victoria

Victoria’s epic new long-distance walk is getting upgraded trailheads, with applications now being assessed to plan and design upgraded access points along the 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail.

These trailheads are part of a $5 million investment by the Victorian Government to provide more options to access the trail.

When complete, the upgraded trailheads will provide hikers with increased flexibility, information and facilities to access the trail and enjoy it in more ways than ever before.

Two hikers wearing hiking bags climb a rocky track

Officially opened last November, the Grampians Peaks Trail is a unique natural and cultural hiking experience that showcases the stunning Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Since opening, hikers have booked more than 6,000 nights camping along on the trail, proving the popularity of this new experience.

The long-distance hike runs down through the park from Mt Zero in the north, through Halls Gap, to Dunkeld in the south, providing an immersive experience on the Traditional lands of the Jadawadjali and Djab Wurrung peoples, who have lived in the ranges they call Gariwerd for thousands of years.

With day hikes, multi-day trips and the full 13-day journey available, hikers can experience a variety of the park’s dramatic rocky peaks and outcrops, ravines, waterfalls, forests and lakes.

By 2025, 34,000 walkers a year are expected to experience the wonders of the park, generating $6.39 million in economic benefits and tourism development opportunities.

The upgraded trailheads are expected to be completed in 2023.

Elsewhere in the park, a $7.76 million investment will revitalize the popular MacKenzie Falls visitor precinct and $5.8 million will reinvigorate Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre.

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