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3 Day Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

A guided 3 day Pack-Free walk

The Grampians Peaks Trail is Victoria’s latest iconic long-distance walk. Be inspired by this region of spectacular rugged mountain peaks and escarpments, magnificent gorges and forests. Stand in awe at the superb outlook from the top of Mount Rosea, panoramic views from the Pinnacle Lookout, ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon and the rich cultural history of this truly iconic Grampians landscape.

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A Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

This walking holiday has been designed for those looking for a guided multi-day walking experience where everything is taken care of for you. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire tour, as our tours are designed to be pack-free experiences. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch.

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Mountainside accommodation

2 night stay

Our accommodation for two nights is ideally located in Halls Gap overlooking the stunning mountains. Our guests will stay in cozy, air-conditioned rooms with spectacular mountain views fitted with electronic blankets, flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.

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Local Produce

Evening meals will be spent at local restaurants featuring produce and wine sourced from the local area.

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Our CEO guides

Proudly 100% Victorian

Our guides are proudly 100% Victorian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guides have grown up walking the trails of Victoria. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.

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Personalised tours

Maximum group of 12

Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.

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21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for food or wine as this is included in the price of the tour.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
3 Day Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

Genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

WOW-mazing Inclusions:

  • Celebratory Lunch on day 3 at the Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld (Parker Street Project lunch)

Local Accommodation:

  • 2 nights in Halls Gap at the Grampians Motel

Local Wines & Produce:

  • Regional wines served with dinner
  • 2 x superb restaurant dinners
  • 2 delicious packed lunches PLUS
  • Celebratory lunch on day 3
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the trail

Guides, Transfers and Walks:

  • Pack-free walk – only carry your water, lunch and camera
  • Professionally guided by local guides – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Melbourne CBD
Day 1: Halls Gap to Bugiga
3 Day Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION:The Langham Melbourne

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRAIL NOTES: 8.6kms. 5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Formed walking track. Steps. Steady steep ascent. Total climb of 382m to Pinnacle Lookout. Beyond this, the track undulates with some short steep ascents and descents. Some uneven, rocky terrain to negotiate.

WALK ITINERARY: Meet your guide at 7.30am at The Langham Melbourne for transfers to The Grampians (approx 3 hours). Today’s walk takes us on the first section of the Grampians Peak Trail. The trail makes its way to Venus Baths naturally formed smooth rockpools which in the warmer months make this an enticing place to splash around and cool off before the steady climb ahead. After the ascent to Wonderland, the track makes a dramatic change. Marvel at the seemingly precariously perched boulders as you climb towards the Grand Canyon, a very much smaller version of the American icon but nonetheless an awe-inspiring experience walking through this sandstone chasm. Other features such as the “Cool Chamber” and “Bridal Veil Falls” along the way bring us to the unbelievably tall, narrow gorge that is Silent Street. After rains, water flows through the gorge alongside the narrow walking track, the sound of which adds to the unreal atmosphere of this incredible place. Finally, we reach one of the most spectacular vantage points in the Grampians National Park at the Pinnacle Lookout with its terrific views over Western Victoria. From here we transfer to our accommodation in Halls Gap. Relax and enjoy the stunning views of the mountains before we enjoy dinner in a local restaurant featuring local produce perfectly matched with superb regional wines. A wonderful way to finish the day.

Day 2: Bugiga to Borough Huts
3 Day Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

TRAIL NOTES: 13.8kms. 5 to 6 hours walking. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Today’s walk starts with a steady ascent to Mt Rosea with nearly 400m elevation gain with an average angle of ascent at 23%. But, the descent is longer, although less steep, dropping 687m in elevation over the final 8.2km. Well formed walking trail but some sections of uneven rock and boulders.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before we set out to walk the next section of the Grampians Peak trail. The track this morning starts mildly enough but we soon find ourselves traversing a very expansive, spectacular rocky landscape. This recently-constructed track has attended carefully to the needs and desires of walkers by searching out a clearly sculpted path through the sandstone escarpment. The stone steps and bridges occasionally look like the Romans may have had a hand in construction! Eventually, we reach a lookout on the edge of one of the highest peaks of the Grampians, Mt Rosea. Time must be spent here taking in the panoramic views and orientating oneself in this mighty scenery. It’s all downhill from here, mostly through the forest on carefully laid steps and graded tracks until we reach the Borough Huts Campground and a short return drive to Halls Gap to celebrate a great day on the trail. We return to our accommodation to relax before enjoy dinner served with regional wines.

Day 3: Victoria Valley Road to Dunkeld via Mount Sturgeon - Celebratory Lunch
3 Day Best of Grampians Peaks Trail walk

TRAIL NOTES: 9.4kms. 3 hours. Grade 3. Medium.

TERRAIN: Our final days walk commences on an easy sandy track, but upon reaching a track junction it immediately begins to increase in its steepness and becomes rockier underfoot. Further along the descent eases and views open up. A saddle before the summit allows us to see our first destination and well deserved break. Beyond the summit a new track has been constructed that changes direction several times opening up further views. It’s exposed at times, uses elevated steel walkways and steps, then drops away towards Dunkeld township. The last few kilometres are easy going again through open woodland and along the Wannon River.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast a forty-five minute drive takes us through the Grampians National Park initially under the shadow of the Mount William Range and further south beside the jagged edge of the Serra Range. Keep an eye out for Emu and chicks often seen crossing this road. The walk starts on Victoria Valley Road outside of the Dunkeld Township. An hour of steady continuous climbing allows us views from the summit of Mount Sturgeon with a cup of tea and a biscuit in hand assisted by your guides.
The land all around is flat sheep farming country dotted far and wide with River Red Gum trees. Closer to the track you may see the dainty Grampians Thryptomene or other native shrubs or orchids in flower at the time.

The descent is nearly 7km on new track that swings initially to the north then west and south. Finally after meandering along river flats we enter the edge of Dunkeld and walk straight on towards the Royal Mail Hotel for our celebratory lunch. Our lunch includes seasonal produce from the hotel kitchen garden and other locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed dining environment (only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays- an alternative hotel will replace this restaurant on other days). From here we return to The Langham Melbourne the end of a wonderful journey.

FINISH TIME: Approximately 6.00pm at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne

Tour Availability

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run this tour a few times per year during the months September to April. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

 

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Tour Prices

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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.


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Super Earlybird prices available on next season’s departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

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WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $250
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FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $249 per person. See conditions below for full details.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

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PRIVATE GROUPS
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Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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