The new Grampians Peak Trail is a hiking route that spans 160 kilometers of terrain through the Gariwerd/Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia.
It’s an amalgamation of existing trails and 100km of new paths through the national park. Some parts can easily be walked by families with kids – I even spotted little ones in gumboots, doing a walk to a local waterfall – while other sections lend themselves to the more adventurous, with camping and hut stays on offer.
I chatted to Philip Clark of ABC Radio’s Nightlife program, about hiking through this beautiful part of Australia. You can click here to listen to the interview.
It’s also the cover story for this week’s Senior Traveller – have a look here!
And finally, a couple of links to get you planning your adventure along the Grampians Peaks Trail:
The official site for Parks Victoria, which looks after all the state’s national parks.
Grampians Peaks Walking Company supports hikers with drop-offs and pick-ups, food and water drops, maps and even gear hire.
Visit Victoria is the state’s tourism body, and has a good overview of the trail, as well.