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Best camping trails in Grampians National Park, Australia

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Grampians National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of camping trails in Grampians National Park, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
27,429 acres
Contact
+61 131963
Top trails (11)
#1 - Grampians Peaks Trail Central Grampians Loop
Grampians National Park
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Length: 22.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
The eastern stretch of this trail forms one section of the larger Grampians Peaks Trail, a 160km multi-day hiking trail due for completion in December 2020. This Central Grampians Loop is suggested as a 3-day/2-night multi-day trail and split into the following three sections: Halls Gap to Bugiga, Bugiga to Borough Huts Campground, and Borough Huts returning to Halls Gap.Show more
#2 - Splitter's Falls
Grampians National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#3 - Dalton Peaks Loop
Grampians National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
A loop up to Dalton Peaks. The walk starts and ends at Borough Huts Campground. Cross the creek at the 4wd crossing. Head up the track, but don't turn towards Mount Rosea keep heading up the 4wd track until you hit the Ingleton Track. Then find the overgrown 4wd track. Its about 5 meters to the right of the track intersection. Follow this overgrown track crossing the Middleton Creek, and keep heading west up the range. Make your way around to Middleton Gap. There is a small unofficial camp site there. Then head north up through the rocks and vegetation until you get to a large balancing rock near the cliff edge. Follow the edge more or less past another small outcrop then up a small hill until a more open rocky area. Head up and check out the rock arch (of sorts) on top of the small peak. From the arch head north down the valley, crossing the creek just after a large boulder. Then head east gaining height along the south slope of Dalton Peak south. You come to a small outcrop near the edge with views back to the rock arch and along the range. Then head north through thicker vegetation and some rock working your way up, until finally you emerge near rock stacks and an open area that are Dalton Peaks south summit. Keep heading north over rocky areas up to the cliff edge to another small summit. Look north to Dalton Peaks north. You will see a major and more minor cliff line on the side of the slope. These will need to be dodged. Head down the valley aiming for a large boulder on the valley floor. Just behind it is a rock, a good place to cross the creek. Then head up and work your way around south, keep heading south to avoid the cliff line. You will pass a small waterfall (possibly dry). Eventually you will find the point up. Climb up, and keep heading up, past another smaller point to climb up. After this climbing, you will see some rock stacks to the north east. Head towards them and walk past them keeping them on your left. Soon after this, you hit a more open area with a small creek in the centre (probably the source of the waterfall you past a while back). Cross the open area and keep heading up heading north east. Landscape begins to get easier with less vegetation and more rock in spots. Finally you come to Dalton Peaks north cliff face. Just north of this you will see the summit. Once you have climbed the summit, head north east again down towards the cliff line, then follow it around to a gully. Descend the gully carefully and begin to work your way down the eastern slope of Dalton Peaks north. Keep walking through more open terrain with large trees until you find a large boulder. Keep heading east and you will hit an old 4wd track. Follow this back until you find the Mount Rosea walking track. Then follow that back to the campsite. Here are some worthy tips for this walk. Don't attempt this if its too hot. On a wet or windy day, this walk would be pretty miserable also. The old 4wd track up towards Middleton Gap does become easier to follow the higher you get, but its a slog. Expect to take about 2 hours from the camp site to Middleton Gap. Although this is a long hard walk, if you only ever plan on being up here the once, we would suggest a small detour. At Middleton Gap, just to the south maybe 100 meters is the Boars Head and Camel Rock with views over to Castle Rock. The climb up the south slope of Dalton Peaks south is a bit think in spots with plants, more so after you leave the cliff edge outcrop and head towards the summit. Don't stay too close to the edge descending the valley between the peaks. just keep an eye on that large boulder at the creek and work your way down which ever way you feel best for you. Show more
#4 - Teddy Bear Gap Loop from Jimmy Creek Campground
Grampians National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
This is a lovely walk along the Serra Range, with views of the Victoria Range and the Mount William Range through the trees. It starts off steep but the return is a leisurely descent. EnjoyShow more
#5 - The Fortress and Mount Thackeray Circuit
Grampians National Park
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Length: 21.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Option 1: Day 1: Park at Manja Shelter Carpark and hike to The Fortress via the Manja Shelter. Camp at Oasis Bush Cave Camp. Could also continue a little further to camp at either Tea Tree Bush Camp or Fortress Cave Bush Camp. Day 2: Hike from the Fortress to Mt Thackeray Hikers Camp. Take the side trip to the summit of Mt Thackeray. Day 3: Hike form Mt Thackeray to Baundik Campground. Take the side trip to Bilimina Art Shelter. Day 4: Hike from Baundik Campground to Manja Shelter Carpark. Option 2: Day 1: Hike from Baundik Campground to the Fortress via Bilimina Shelter and Manja Shelter. Camp at either Oasis Bush cave Camp, Tea Tree Bush Camp or Fortress Cave Bush Camp. Day 2: Hike from the Fortress to Mt Thackeray via the Mt Thackeray summit. Camp at Mt Thackeray Hikers Camp. Day 3: Hike from Mt Thackeray to Baundik Campground. Show more
#6 - Mount Difficult Fireline
Grampians National Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Plantation Campground is in the middle of nowhere when talking about walking. This walk goes to Halls Gap along a fire track and returns via Mt Zero Road. It is reasonably flat with no steep climbs or descents. There are no spectacular outlooks but plenty of views of the Mount Difficult Range through the trees. It is just a lovely walk along a tree-lined path. There are plenty of wildlife to be seen along the walk and you can stop in Halls Gap for a welcome refreshment.Show more
#7 - Major Mitchell Plateau
Grampians National Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
Major Mitchell Plateau is known as Gariwerd by Indigenous Australians, and traverses a return trip from Kalymna Falls campground, up to the plateau where on a clear day you'll catch great views of the area. There is an option to stay overnight nestled next to Mount William Creek at Kalymna Falls campground or camp on top of the plateau before the return descent. Show more
#8 - Plantation Campground - Plantation Lookout (Mount Difficult Range)
Grampians National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
For this walk you need to use your mountain goat gene. It is not very long but you do rise about 550 m and your speed will be very low. However, the views are spectacular, as you can see from the pictures. Enjoy the walk. Show more
#9 - Mount Thackery Summit
Grampians National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 57 m
#10 - Stockyard Saddle from Jimmy Creek Campground
Grampians National Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
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