VIC | Grampians (Gariwerd) – 23 APR 2021

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4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS | 23 – 26 APR 2021

Join Big Heart Adventures on the Grampians Weekender which brings stunning trails, incredible views and waterfalls connecting you to nature and yourself over 4 beautiful days.

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Overview

Join Big Heart Adventures on the Grampians Weekender!
This Weekender brings stunning trails, incredible views and waterfalls connecting you to nature and yourself over 4 beautiful days.

Carrying a day pack only on selected moderately challenging day hikes, with comfortable accommodation each night and most meals included, this Weekender is the perfect opportunity to Find Yourself Be Yourself and Challenge Yourself!

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced outdoor leaders – ladies, it’s time to walk with us!

Small group hosted weekender for women involving moderate to challenging day walks and comfortable accommodation each night.

  • Date: 23/4/21 – 26/4/21
  • Destination: Grampians Victoria
  • Type: Weekender
  • Group Size: Max 11 plus leaders
  • Investment: $1,530 incl GST per person

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk on the trails on this trip.
  • The terrain has inclines, declines, rocks, steep sections and loose ground.
  • We recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 12km) before this trip to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Adelaide to Grampians / Fish Falls and Mackenzie Falls Walk

Today we have an early departure (7am) from Adelaide CBD where we take the freeway out past Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend. We will have lunch enroute (included) with stops for coffee, and comfort along the way.

Excitement builds as we get closer to the Grampians and the horizon changes and the distant dots grow in size.

Without a doubt one of the most popular locations in the Grampians National Park, Mackenzie Falls is home to a stunning cascading waterfall with plenty of photo opportunities at the base. Be sure to bring your smartphone or DSLR for this!

Along our walking trail is also Fish Falls; a quiet, little spot perfect for relaxing on a rock while listening to the sounds of rushing water. It is approximately a 1.5 hour walk between both falls.

We will then check in to our accommodation and enjoy dinner together.

Meals Included: lunch, dinner, snacks

Day 2 | Mount Rosea

After a hearty breakfast, we will pack our lunch for a moderate hike up Mount Rosea.

This hike is rated moderate and is approx. 12km and should take 4 hours.

One of the more picturesque walks in the Grampians, this track is a perfect mixture of bushland trails, rocky paths and narrow corridors, and incredible views as we make our way to the summit.

Remember to take the time to turn around and look back at your surroundings – they are absolutely worth it!

We will enjoy a picnic lunch and take in the views of the summit. The afternoon is a restful one to relax, unwind and enjoy sundowners with us.

There is a chance to enjoy sunset at Boroka Lookout this evening before dinner.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, evening nibbles platter

Day 3 | Pinnacle / Boronia Peak / Venus Baths

The Pinnacle Lookout is one of the many highlights of the Grampians. We venture on a 6km loop hike to this gorgeous place following our breakfast.

We then return to our accommodation for a well earned lunch.

After lunch and adjacent our accommodation, Boronia Peak trail is a good, old fashioned challenge winding its way up before a short rock scramble that will see us to the summit.You’ll experience 360 degree views of Halls Gap and the surrounding areas, on a trail that is without a doubt the most underrated hike in the area.This walk is approx. 10km and may take 3-4 hours.

An option for those low on energy after lunch is to join us on a relaxed walk to the picturesque Venus Baths instead.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, evening nibbles platter

Day 4 | Chatauqua Peak / Drive to Adelaide

Sadly our time in the Grampians will end today but not before one last hike to Chatauqua Peak.

This has some steep sections and a rocky scramble to the top but again the views are sensational. This walk is approx. 6km return and will take around 2 hours.

We will head to back to Adelaide stopping for lunch and comfort along the way. We should arrive back to the CBD by 5pm. Please do not book flights for this evening.

Meals Included: breakfast

Please contact us before booking flights if you are joining us from interstate.

Important Info

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – click here for a quote from Covermore
  • Rooming is double, triple or quad share in bunk rooms
  • Single rooms are available for a surcharge of $150pp – please request this when booking
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • Private transport to and from the Grampians is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit between Adelaide and Victoria
  • Please contact us before booking flights if you are joining us from interstate

Gear you will need:

  • Rainproof jacket and pants (this is a must if wet weather is forecast)
  • Gaiters (if you wear shorts)
  • Backpack 35 litre
  • Water bottle/hydration kit
  • Personal medications
  • Sleeping gear (pillow, sleeping bag and sheet, or blankets/quilt)
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (head/hat nets are good for the flies!)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Walking poles

A minimum of 7 travellers are required for this trip to depart.
See travel terms and conditions here

Inclusions

Travel

Luxury private transport

Meals

All meals as per the itinerary

B x 3 | L x 3 | D x 3

Accommodation

3 nights bunk style accommodation

Activities

Moderately graded hikes in and around the Grampians

  • 3 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Luxury private transport for the duration of the tour
  • All meals and snacks as mentioned on the itinerary inc 2 course dinners and evening nibbles platters
  • Professionally led walks by our leaders qualified in Bushwalking Leadership and Remote Area First Aid
  • Group First Aid Kit and emergency communication device
  • Big Heart Adventures head sock
  • National Park entry fees
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Your Host/s

Colleen Malthouse

Additional information

Payment Type

Deposit, Full Payment