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Saturday 28/10/23 – Sunday 29/10/23 163 km Grampians Peaks Trail Multi day. Days 3 and 4 of 6 (Central section)


Trail Bus respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to the lands and waters on which we run.

When: Friday 27/10/23 – Sunday 29/10/23 (2 nights, 2 days running)
City Transfers : Friday 27/10/23
6:00pm from the tourist bus bays on St Kilda rd opposite Hamer Hall and the State Theatre.
6:30pm at Mcdonalds Cnr Ballarat Rd &, Westwood Dr, Burnside VIC 3023.
Run location: Gariwerd – Grampians National Park
Travel Time: 3 and a half hours (including stops for food and drink)
Arrive back in Melbourne: Sunday 29/10/23 at approx 9:00pm.
Fitness pre-requisites: A 30km run in the past 2 months and experience running back to back days (long course)

This tour is subject to meeting minimum numbers of 4 customers by 6:00pm Sunday 24/9/23. 

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Attention, trail runners! Come with us on a group trail running adventure on the traditional lands of the Djab Wurrung, Jardwardjali Peoples. in the stunning Gariwerd – Grampians National Park. The Gariwerd Traditional Owners and represented by Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BGLC), Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC) and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC). Visit their website to learn about how they are working to protect their cultural heritage and the rich indigenous history of our Country.

The iconic Grampians 160km 8000m Peaks Trail stretches from Mt Zero in the north to Dunkeld in the south. Our point to point traverse will take a total of 6 days across 3 weekends, driving up Friday evening, running Saturday and Sunday before driving back Sunday evening. Each run will start from the previous days finish point with our bus dropping us at our run start or shuttling you back to your car/group accommodation after the days run. This product is for day 3 and day 4 of 6. Here is your chance to conquer this bucket list trail with full support, navigation and emergency response planning and you don’t have to take a day off work to do it! 

This tour is tailor-made for avid runners seeking a thrilling and challenging experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Grampians National Park. The Grampians Peaks Walking Track offers a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape, with its majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls, ancient rock formations, rich biodiversity and ancient indigenous history. As we conquer the well-marked trails, we’ll be treated to panoramic vistas of rugged mountains, deep valleys, and sprawling forests. The trail bus tour provides the perfect opportunity to explore different sections of the track, enabling you to tackle varying terrains and distances each day. With logistics taken care of, you can focus solely on the thrill of running through this pristine wilderness. So lace up your trail shoes, join the trail bus tour, and let our guides and the GPT unleash your passion for trail running amidst a truly spectacular natural setting. More information on the trail can be found here on the Parks Vic website.

What we cover:

  • Accommodation options
  • City transfers
  • Daily tour transfers
  • Daily bus support aid station with chips, fruit, lollies, coke and water
  • x2 day tours with x2 tour guides and bus support
  • Variable daily tour distance options
  • Daily access to Halls Gap bakery, supermarket and dinner takeaways
  • Navigation and tour flagging
  • Free gear hire, vests, hiking poles, rain jackets and hydration bottles/bladders
  • 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 communications 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

What to bring:

  • Water containment for 2 litres or borrow ours
  • Good condition trail running shoes
  • Running sports wear to suit the weather (a weather update will be sent closer to the tour day)
  • Any emergency medications you may need
  • Post run change of clothes and towel
  • Daily in run lunches left in the bus fridge. Available for purchase at the Halls Gap bakery.

Our 6 Day Plan

  • Day 1: 17km 600m Mt Zero to Roses Gap Rd – Saturday 14/10/23
  • Day 2: 36km 1400m Roses Gap rd to Halls Gap – Sunday 15/10/23
  • Day 3: 9km/22km 1000m Halls Gap to Borough Huts – Saturday 28/10/23
  • Day 4: 14km/35km 2000m Borough Huts to Jimmy Creek – Sunday 29/10/23
  • Day 5: 12km/25km 2000m Jimmy Creek to Griffin Fireline – Saturday 11/11/23
  • Day 6: 23km/33km 900m Griffin Fireline to Dunkeld – Sunday 12/11/23

We will be heading up Friday evening 6:00pm. We will grab dinner on the way before arriving at our comfortable in town Halls Gap accommodation at approximately 9:30pm. A short walk from our accommodation is the bakery and cafes (hours 7:00am – 5:00pm) and the supermarket (hours 8:00am-8:00pm). Before each run we will have time to visit the bakery and cafe for breakfast, coffee and packed lunch options. After the Saturday run our bus will drop us back in Halls Gap. We will have a chance to get cleaned up and head out for an optional dinner at the The Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. After Sundays run we will jump in the bus and head back to Melbourne, grabbing takeaway food along the way. 

Accommodation Features

  • Air-conditioning/central heating
  • All linen provided
  • Television
  • Full kitchen
  • Walking distance to the Halls Gap shops
  • Preferential gender rooms
  • Shared rooms, own room or meet out there

Full distance: 168km 8000m from Mt Zero to Dunkeld

Friday 27/10/23: 6:00pm – 9:30pm Travel from St Kilda rd to Halls Gap

Bus pick up at 6:00pm from the tourist bus bays on St Kilda rd opposite Hamer Hall and the State Theatre. Free weekend parking is available on Birdwood avenue around The Tan and along Sturt and Wells streets in Southbank. It is a 5 minute walk to the bus pick up point. We will stop for toilets, coffee and food on our way there and back.

Bus pick 6:30pm from Mcdonalds Cnr Ballarat Rd &, Westwood Dr, Burnside VIC 3023.


Saturday 28/10/23: 9km/22km 1000m Halls Gap to Borough huts

9km Bus support aid station

8:00am run start from the Halls Gap Bakery, Grampians Rd, Halls Gap VIC 3381



Sunday 29/10/23: 14km 1200m/35km 2000m Borough Huts to Jimmy Creek Camp

14km bus support aid station

The bus will be leaving 7:30am from the Halls Gap Bakery, Grampians Rd, Halls Gap VIC 3381 for a 8:00am run start from Borough Huts Campground Grampians Rd, Bellfield VIC 3381.


We strongly recommend having air ambulance cover for this run and all trail runs, due to costs and difficult of access in the remote terrains.

Our tour details, safety notes, weather advice and course GPX/KML files will be emailed out a few days before your tour date.

City Transfers

With city transfer, Without city transfers


none, shared bunk single, private double bed room

Pick up point

none, St Kilda Rd, Mcdonalds Burnside


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