World class Grampians Peaks Trail opens

Visitors and locals alike will now be able to better enjoy the magnificent natural and cultural environment of the Grampians National Park.

The 160 km world-class hiking trail Grampians Peak Trail was officially opened on Friday.

The trail starts at Mt Zero in the north, passing through Halls Gap and with highlights including Redman Bluff, Major Mitchell Plateau and Mt Abrupt before reaching Dunkeld in the south.

The Grampians Peak Trail will bring an important economic and tourism development opportunity for the local community, the region and Victoria as a key nature-based tourism destination and will be one of the great iconic walks of Australia.

This project supported 175 jobs during construction and will create another 55 ongoing jobs, each of which will support our region well into the future.

The project aims to increase the total number of walkers using the Grampians Peaks Trail from 13,800 in 2015 to over 34,000 walkers by 2025 and will generate more than $6 million of economic benefit for the region and Victoria.

This project received $10 million in funding from the Australian Government under the National Stronger Regions and Building Better Regions Fund.

The Victorian State Government funded $23.2 million. Grampians National Park is part of the Gariwerd Aboriginal cultural landscape.

Grampians Peaks Trail website

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