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Women's Grampians Overnight Hike // Borough Huts to Halls Gap: 8th-9th October

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Summary

If outstanding mountainous scenery, striking weathered peaks and camping overnight appeal to you, the Grampians is a spectacular reason to lace up.  

Covering 168,000 hectares, The Grampians National Park is renowned for its outstanding mountainous scenery, a million years in the making. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private transfer to trail head location
  • Traverse over Mt Rosea, some of the highest peaks on the trail
  • Ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Experience an overnight hike and ‘hike in’ camp location
  • Enjoy delicious camp meals and a good night’s sleep under the stars 
  • Meet like minded women who just want to get out there!

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Details

We begin at Halls Gap in The Grampians National Park where we journey south via private shuttle to our start location to Borough Huts trail head. On this overnight hike, we explore towering rock formations, fern-filled gorges and the abundant wildlife. We’ll even summit the impressive Mt Rosea for excellent views of Lake Bellfield and Lake Wartook. Mt Rosea is the most northern peak in the Serra Range and some of the highest cliffs on the trail.

At night, enjoy an ‘in-hike- camp location under a sea of stars, a highlight of the experience. Eat delicious camp meals and wake to the smell of real coffee.

Day two is all about taking in the beauty at camp while enjoying a hearty breakfast. We then set off to walk the next section of the Grampians Peak trail, finishing at Halls Gap where we left our cars. 

  • Traditional land owners: Djab Wurrung and Jardwardjali
  • Location: Grampians National Park // Victoria
  • Meeting location: Halls Gap Visitor Information Center View this link
  • Meeting time: 8.30am sharp. Bus leaves at 9.15am
  • Finish time: Between 2-3pm day two
  • Duration: Overnight hike
  • Distance: 12.3km (total) Day 1: 13.3km - Day 2: 2.9km
  • Campsite: Strony Creek Campground 'hike in' campsite
  • Group size: 9 
  • Age: Over 18 years
  • Grading: Grade 4 - Bushwalking experience recommended

PACKING LIST

  • Hiking pack (60-65L capacity)
  • Sleeping bag (-5 or more) 
  • Sleeping mat (insulated) 
  • Water (You need to carry minimum 2L each day). We suggest a 2L bladder + and a 1L water bottle for two separate carriers
  • Waterproof jacket with hood 
  • Waterproof pants (check weather forecasts)
  • Fleece jumper
  • 1x hiking shirt (merino material is best. Cotton is not great to walk in)
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Gaiters *optional
  • Thermal top and thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight camp trousers
  • Walking boots 
  • 2x pairs of socks 
  • Camera or phone 
  • Phone power bank and cords (optional)
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Warm clothes for the night (you can wear your thermal top)
  • Beanie and gloves for cooler nights
  • Lip balm & small packet of tissue
  • Small travel and quick dry towel 
  • Personal blister pack
  • Toiletries + ear plugs
  • Rubbish bag (for dirty or wet items)
  • Hiking poles *optional 
  • Camp shoes/crocs or Tevas



GETTING THERE

Halls Gap: From Melbourne (253km, 3hrs), drive west on the Western Highway (A8) to Ararat. From Ararat take the Ararat-Halls Gap Road (C222) for 48km through Moyston, Pomonal and onto Halls Gap.

With any of our trips, if you have any questions, concerns, or queries, get in touch.

 

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at 8.30am in front of the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre for a briefing, gear organising and pre departure checks. 

The trail shuttle bus will pick up the group at 9.15am from Halls Gap and take the group a short distance south to Borough Huts to the start of the trail. Today’s hike takes us on the trail from Borough huts through the beautiful towering trees as the trail ascends steadily towards the summit of Mt Rosea. 

The trail starts to steepen as we climb up to the summit of Mt Rosea where you are rewarded with 360 degree views of the Grampians, Lake Bellfield and Lake Wartook. A great place to stop for lunch.

From the Summit of Mt Rosea the trail weaves through the rock formations on the ridge-line of Mt Rosea before descending to the Stony Creek Hike-In Campsite, our campsite for the night. Tonight we enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. A wonderful way to relax and connect with the women in the group. We may even play a few games!

On day two, enjoy a hearty breakfast before we set out to walk the next section of the Grampians Peak trail. After leaving behind Stony Creek Campsite we head towards the Pinnacle for more amazing views and sandstone escarpments.

From the Pinnacle we descend through Silent Street and the Grand Canyon before following Stony Creek to the natural rock pools of Venus Baths. We’ll have time to explore and take in the magnificent views before we leave Venus Baths for the short hike back into the town of Halls Gap where the trip concludes. 

Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • Qualified and knowledgeable female guide
  • Tents. You can bring your own only if it is compact and lightweight (single tent)
  • Waterproof pack liners
  • One breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner
  • Snacks, tea and coffee on the trail both days 
  • All eating utensils 
  • Cooking gear and pots 
  • Camp lights
  • Group tarp
  • Emergency communications and first aid kit
  • Toilet gear
  • All National Parks Fee's
  • Campsite fees
  • Shuttle bus drop off 
  • Photos of your trip posted in a private Facebook Page 
EXCLUDED:
  • Transport to meeting location 
  • Travel insurance, optional yet recommended 
  • Pre/post hike accommodation if required 
  • Hiking packs - hire option available - $40
  • Sleeping bags and sleeping mats

Grading

Grading: Moderate

Some overnight bushwalking experience recommended. You should be in good physical condition; fit enough to hike 12 kilometres on day 1 and 4 kilometres on day 2, all with a pack weighing 14-16 kilograms. We recommend you have some bush walking experience and in good health. 

The trip is graded moderate to challenging due to tracks being long, rough and steep in sections. Directional signage may be limited. It’s important women understand that a good level of fitness if required to successfully complete this overnight hike. Please note, parts of the track may be wet underfoot.

View our trip grading here.

Reviews

Sherree List 29/03/2022
    5 / 5 rating

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