Grampians Peaks Trail -2 Day Adventure
Good Times Tours is offering guests the chance to hike 21km over 2 days on this stunning trail. In conjunction with hiking, guests will also get a chance to enjoy camping at Halls Gap, see Mackenzies Falls and visit a local winery.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Russell Street Extension directly behind Federation Square at 8:30am Saturday mornings. Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station.
Melbourne @ 7 to 7:30pm Sunday evening (dropoff address is the same as pickup)
Maximum Group Size – 10
Tent camping with all camping equipment provided at Halls Gap Caravan Park – $240 per person. Please note campground has full toilet and shower facilities. The caravan park also allows fires so we’ll enjoy a couple of beverages around the campfire in the evening.
Camping equipment provided includes tent, thermarest sleeping mat, goose down sleeping bag, inflatable pillow & camp chairs.
Food – Tour price includes a cooked BBQ dinner and breakfast. The tour van has a fridge on board if you would like to bring additional snacks. Halls Gap the main township of the Grampians is where we’ll stop for lunch on both days and guests can choose from local cafes, bakery and a general store. For dinner and breakfast vegetarians and vegans can be catered for.
What to bring – Your day pack with water bottle, towel, hat, jacket, sunglasses, toiletries & a change of clothes for Sunday. Please also bring a good pair of runners or hiking shoes as this tour involves approx. 21km of walking over the 2 days.
Wildlife – The Grampians provides a great opportunity to see Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, Cockatoos and Kookaburras.
VIEWS FROM MT ROSEA
VENUS BATHS ROCKPOOLS
SUNSET AT REEDS LOOKOUT
CAMPING AT HALLS GAP
WINE TASTING AT A LOCAL CELLAR DOOR
For a more comprehensive tour details and to enquire see details below
WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
Day 1 – Borough Huts Campground to Mt Rosea carpark- 11km
Departing Melbourne at 8:30am on Saturday mornings, we drive for 3 hours to Halls Gap (1-2 stops along the way). Arriving at Halls Gap guests will have a chance to stretch their legs and buy lunch before we drive to Borough Huts campground. From here we commence an 8.5km walk up to the summit of Mt Rosea. The walk gradually ascends up to the summit through fern gullies and striking sandstone rock features that make this walk one of the most unique hikes in Victoria.
At the Summit of Mt Rosea we’ll stop to take in the 360 degree views over Lake Bellfield and the entire Grampians National Park. With the more difficult part of the walk over, we ease into the afternoon with an amazing ridgeline walk for 2.5km before arriving at Mt Rosea carpark at approx. 5pm. From here a shuttle service will pick us up and take us back to the van where you’ll then be driven to the Halls Gap caravan park where we’ll cook dinner. If it looks like its going to be an amazing sunset, we’ll drive 15 minutes back up the mountain to Reids Lookout which is the best sunset spot in the park. In the evening, expect to enjoy a beverage or two around the campfire.
Day 2 – Mt Rosea carpark to Halls Gap – 10km
After breakfast, we leave the campground at 8:30am and depart for Mt Rosea Carpark. From here we walk through dense forest for approx. an hour heading towards the Wonderland Range where the views open up at the spectacular Lakeview lookout. From here we continue to walk along the ridgeline to the famous Pinnacles lookout. We spend some time here soaking up the views before walking the last 3.5km to Halls Gap via the Venus Baths where guests can cool off in the rockpools if they like.
Guests will then have the chance to relax and buy lunch in Halls Gap before driving up Mackenzie Falls, the largest in Victoria. It requires a short steep return walk of 1.8km’s but the experience is worth it. To celebrate the weekend we finish off the tour with a stop at either Seppelt or Bests winery in the wine village of Great Western
About the Grampians Peaks Trail
The Grampians Peaks Trail is a really exciting project being developed by Parks Victoria under the “WALK VICTORIA’S ICONS” brand.
Expected completion is December 2020 and the completed trail will be 160km in length and span the entire length of the Grampians National Park from Dunkeld in the south to Mt Zero in the north.
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Get in touch
We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us on any of the platforms below.
Jono Ingram – 0410 341 228 or @jonoingram