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Gariwerd 160km Grampians Peaks Trail

Come with us on a guided group trail running adventure through the amazing Gariwerd – Grampians National Park as we tackle the iconic Grampians 160km 8000m Peaks Trail. Stretching from Mt Zero to Dunkeld, our north to south traverse will take a total of 6 days across 3 weekends. Each run will start from the previous days  finish point with our bus dropping you at your run start or shuttling you back to your car/group accommodation after the days run. Here is your chance to conquer this bucket list trail with full support, emergency and navigation planning and you don’t have to take a day off work for it. 

Trail Bus respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

We will explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from this world-class hiking trail. Discovering majestic waterfalls, dazzling wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. Heritage-listed for its animal and plant life, Aboriginal heritage and stunning natural beauty, the Grampians National Park is one of Australia’s most recognisable places. The best way to appreciate it and take it in on foot. More information on the trail can be found here on the Parks Vic website.

The bus departs the city on Friday’s at 6:00pm. We grab dinner on the way before arriving at our accommodation in the centre of town at 9:30pm. A short walk from our accommodation is the bakery, cafe (hours 7:00am – 5:00pm) and the supermarket (hours 8:00am-8:00pm). The bus will be leaves our accommodation Saturday morning (with enough time to grab a packed lunch and the following days breakfast) to drop our runners at the run start point and picks us up at the end of the each days run, returning all to our bus meet up point in Halls Gap. We have a local walking distance dinner booking on Saturday evenings after our runs. Sunday mornings we pack up our rooms and head out from our accommodation. We will have the option to get cleaned up at the Halls Gap caravan park amenities before hitting the road, grabbing dinner on our way with an approximate arrival time back in the city for 9:30pm Sunday evenings.

Our public and private GPT tour options include:

  • Accommodation
  • City transfers or meet out there

Our 6 Day Plan

  • Day 1: 17km 600m Mt Zero to Roses Gap Rd
  • Day 2: 36km 1400m Roses Gap rd to Halls Gap
  • Day 3: 23km 1200m Halls Gap to Borough Huts 
  • Day 4: 35km 2000m Borough Huts to Jimmy Creek 
  • Day 5: 40km 2000m Jimmy Creek to Mt Abrupt
  • Day 6: 19km 900m Mt Abrupt to Dunkeld

What to bring:

  • Drinking water minimum 2 litre capacity
  • Good condition trail running shoes
  • Running sports wear to suit the weather
  • Any in run snacks and lunch for the second day
  • Any emergency medications you may need
  • A charged head torch
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Gloves and beanie
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Chill out clothes, sleeping clothes and toiletries 
  • If you need any help with purchasing or lending the required emergency gear let us know

What your guides will cover:

  • Navigation and tour flagging
  • The photos and video
  • Customer first aid response (all guides first aid trained and carry first aid kits, with further first aid supplies in van)
  • Regroups and head counts
  • Radio comms and group coordination
  • Emergency response via mobile phones, satellite phones and personal locator beacons
  • Jelly snake and vegan jelly distributors
  • In run toiletries
  • Customer snake bandages
  • Sunscreen, hand sanitiser, wet wipes