Women’s Grampians Peaks Trail

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Grampians walking tour for women along hand-picked sections of the new Peaks Trail

6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS

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Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself

Overview

Women’s Grampians Peaks Trail

Grampians Peaks Trail

Join us on an adventure filled Wise Women Walking Trip in stunning Gariwerd Country.

After much research we have created an itinerary that is unique and packed full of highlights. An itinerary that includes cultural experiences, spectacular mountain ranges, and awe-inspiring peaks. You will walk along the Grampians Peaks Trail from Halls Gap all the way to the highest point in the park, Mount William. Along the way you will Find Yourself, Be Yourself, Challenge Yourself.

Be a part of our inspirational and supportive small group of like-minded women. Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders.

Walk safely and pack-free (day pack only) along moderate-hard trails each day. Knowing assistance will be provided along the more technical sections. Enabling you time to appreciate our spectacular surroundings and time to relax each night, in comfortable accommodation. Where delicious cooked meals will be freshly prepared and served.

Ladies, it’s time to experience the Peaks with us!

Itinerary

Day 1 | Depart Adelaide / Cultural Experience / Mount Zero

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

Arriving at the official starting point of the 164km Grampians Peaks Trail, we stretch our legs with a walk up Mount Zero. Although not difficult, this walk provides a taste of the varying terrain you will hike later on. It also allows a view of the Peaks Trail winding its way south across rocky ranges. A spectacular introduction to our Women’s Grampians Peaks Trail adventure.

Today you also are welcomed to Country by First Nations People, and visit an Aboriginal rock art shelter. A spiritual place for over 20,000 years. An awakening of the senses, in readiness to absorb and connect with Gariwerd.

We will then drive to Halls Gap, check in to our comfortable accommodation and enjoy dinner.

Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 4km

Day 2 | Grampians Peaks Trail

After a hearty breakfast, we depart from our accommodation on foot and hike toward Mount Rosea.

Following the creek, this section of the Grampians Peaks Trail passes the ‘Elephants Hide’ rock formation to ‘Venus Baths’ and ‘Splitter Falls’. There is time for a dip in the water if your keen.

Weaving up through rocky ‘Silent Street’ and up to the great views from the ‘Pinnacle Lookout’ – one of the many highlights of the Grampians.

We finish our days hike near Bugiga, rewarded with some afternoon time to enjoy the cosy spaces at our accommodation in front of the wood fire before a delicious 2 course dinner this evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 11km

Day 3 | Grampians Peaks Trail

Our adventure continues as we return to our previous days finishing point, then hike towards Barri Yalug.

Although challenging, this is definitely a fave section as we reach the summit of Mt Rosea. Passing through rocky chambers and passages with views of the ranges both sides along the way. Then the Grampians Peaks Trail winds down through stunning forest (look out for fungi) and to our finish spot.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 13km

Day 4 | Grampians Peaks Trail

Todays section of the Grampians Peaks Trail provides a picturesque view of Serra Range, Mount William Range and north to Wonderland Range. An amazing recap of the length of trail we have hiked already. Our destination today is ‘The Seven Dials’ escarpment, high above Barney Creek.

The views up top are amazing, but so is the ‘Barbican Rocks’ and ‘Barney Castle’ rock formations that accompany us for the day.

We return to our accommodation to rest and prepare for our final push to the summit of Mount William tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 10km

Day 5 | Grampians Peaks Trail

Our most challenging section of hiking is today as we summit Mt William the highest peak in the Park.

A rewarding and challenging hike awaits!

From ‘The Seven Dials’ the Grampians Peaks Trail ascends to ‘Redmans Bluff’. Here we are rewards with unobstructed views of Mt William, our goal. Next we pass Duwul campsite before our push to the top of Mount William. The views from up top are endless on a clear day.

We return to our accommodation. Rest and celebrate the completion of our Women’s Grampians Peaks Trail highlights package.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 15km

Day 6 | Grampians Peaks Trail / Drive to Adelaide

You have another chance to walk a small section of the Grampians Peaks Trail today if you have any fuel left in the tank. From our accommodation we take you up to the peak of Chatauqua at sunrise. This 3km section up to the peak is a comfortable walk and will be under torch light (bring a torch with you).

If you prefer to sleep in then you still have the opportunity for a comfortable walk later in the morning to Beehive Falls. We visit Beehive Falls on our scenic drive through the northern Grampians. One final moment to connect with the beauty of Gariwerd on our way back to Adelaide.

We enjoy a country bakery stop for lunch and comfort stops as needed along the way. We should arrive back to the Adelaide CBD by 6pm. Please do not book flights for this evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: up to 9km

Need To Know

Inclusions

Travel
  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
Meals
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course dinners
  • B x 5 | L x 5 | D x 5
Accommodation
  • 5 nights comfortable bunk style accommodation
Activities
  • Professionally guided walks by our female Leaders
  • Hike sections of the Grampians Peaks Trail
Safety
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
Environmental
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed ioMerino hiking top
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • Big Heart Adventures journal
  • Guided pre-departure training walks and or program (trip specific)
  • Discount card for pre-departure purchases at Exurbia
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

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

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack (35 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Sleeping gear (pillow, sleeping bag and sheet, or blankets/quilt)
  • Walking poles (optional and recommended) – we can assist with hiring if needed
  • Torch if planning on doing the sunrise hike

Details

  • Type: Wise Women Walking Trip
  • Adventure: Women’s Grampians Peaks Trail
  • Destination: Grampians National Park, Victoria
  • Traditional Country: Gariwerd
  • Group Size: Max 13 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A very good level of fitness is required to walk the trails on this trip
  • You will be walking pack free (day packs only)
  • You will walk on a variety of surfaces including some rock scrambling, steep sections and loose ground
  • You may also walk on trails that hug cliff tops or cross creeks
  • Our longest walking day is 16km and we walk 6 consecutive days on this trip
  • We recommend you do hilly walks before this trip to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views
  • Trail rating: Moderate-hard

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get a quote from Covermore
  • 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
  • A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come basis
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 8 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is double, triple or quad share in bunk rooms
  • Private transport to and from the Grampians is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit between Adelaide and Victoria
  • Private transport for our time at the Grampians is included

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

Testimonials

“Highly recommended company to travel and hike with. Professional friendly staff. Beautiful meals and clean comfortable accommodation. Great value for money”
Cheryl Pullman
Adelaide, South Australia
“Thank you Big Heart Adventures team for an amazing weekend, some time for me, to re-charge, re-connect & re-energise”
Heather T
Adelaide, South Australia