Walking Since 1939

Grampians Peaks Trail: King’s Birthday Weekend


Trip Overview

This trip covers the Gar and Werdug 3-day hike. From Parks Vic website:

You’ll witness seasonal waterfalls, mountain summits and clifftop camping. The track is an overall Grade 4 walk with steep terrain, suitable for fit and experienced hikers.

This section of the trail is particularly spectacular in winter, spring and after rain, when clifftop rockpools and seasonal waterfalls are at their best. Gar (meaning “big mountain”) is the highest on the western side of the range, rewarding walkers with spectacular 360-degree views. Lake Wartook Lookout, at 829m, is one of the highest points on the eastern side of the Mount Difficult Range with sweeping 360-degree views of Gariwerd.

This trip is for people with pack carry experience.


Once you have been approved by the leader, you will need to book your own campsites for the 2 nights. They are $50.40 per night per site, so it’s $100.80.

You can cut down the cost by sharing a tent with someone. And there is a possibility of fitting 2 tiny tents (3.5×1.25m) in one platform. If you’d like to share a campsite, please find your camping buddy before submitting the request.

Step 1:  Submit your booking request via our website, below.

  • If you are sharing the campsite with someone, please make sure the other person is sending the request at the same time.
  • The hike requires a car shuffle, so you must tell me clearly if you can take a car on this trip and how many passengers you can take. We need enough cars for this trip.
  • Please list your most recent pack carries with details, especially those done with the Club.

Step 2: Once the leader approves your request, please book your campsite via the Parks Vic website ASAP.

Step 3: Once you book the campsite, send the confirmation to the leader who will confirm your spot on this trip.

The Grampians Peaks Trail is very popular, so booking opens well in advance.


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

Total Distance: 34.4 kms

Sat 8 June:

We will drive from Melbourne and commence day one of our hike: Gar Trailhead (Roses Gap Road) to Gar Hike-in Campground (7.3 kilometres).

Sun 9 June:

Day two: Gar Hike-in Campground to Werdug Hike-in Campground (14.1 kilometres).

Mon 10 June:

Day three:  Werdug Hike-in Campground to Halls Gap (13.0 kilometres).

Return home.

For more info and to book a campsite, refer to this link from the Parks Victoria website: Gar and Werdug 3-day hike



Transport to and from the walk location is by car. Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.



Booking is required for this walk. Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do this walk.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide details of where and when to meet.

By booking into this event you acknowledge that you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $10.

To avoid handling cash, non-members are required to pre-pay their booking fee.
You can pay by Paypal. If you are not a Paypal member, you can use Paypal to pay by credit or debit card.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.
There will be no refunds, so please do not book unless you are fully committed to walking.


What to Bring

• All the equipment, clothing, food and water you will need for the walks and overnight stays (refer Trip details above).

• To help manage the Covid risk, the following may be useful: Hand Sanitiser, Face Mask(s), RAT test(s).

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details, or discuss with the leader.  If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.


Emergency Club Contact

The emergency club contact for this walk is Andrew.  The leader can provide you with the contact’s phone number, if you wish to pass this on to any friend/family member who may be concerned if you return late.


Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. If conditions are hazardous, the walk may be cancelled. If any doubts at all, check your emails the night before and the morning of the event. For more details refer to: Joining a walk and your safety

If you are Covid-19 positive, have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.


Still have questions?

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Members who wish to submit photos for social media or Yeti should refer to Member Resources.

Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

Activity Date(s)


June 8, 2024 10:00 am


June 10, 2024 3:00 pm







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