StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesHalls Gap
FinishHalls Gap
DifficultyDifficulty 1.5/5
Suitable ForAWD Motorbike 
Distance136.66 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed39.24 km/hr
Travel Time3 hrs 28 mins
Page Updated: 21 Oct 2021


The Grampians is a popular long weekend or week long destination from Melbourne and travellers in general. The park offers some fantastic scenery, wildflowers, walking and climbing opportunities and has a number of bush camp sites and plenty of room. For the 4WDer, there are a myriad of 4WD tracks to travel.

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The history of the Grampians dates back some 5,000 years ago when it was home to the Aboriginals. The Grampians were named in 1836 by NSW Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell who thought the ranges reminded him of his home in Scotland. As European settlement grew, the Grampians became an excellent source of water for farming and domestic purposes. In the early days, they were also an excellent source of timber, gold and quarrying. Declared in 1984, the Grampians National Park is a 167,000 hectare park and is home for almost a third of Victoria's plant species.

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Please refer to Road Reports published by the local shire and/or main roads for the area you intend to visit. Road/Track conditions can change significantly after weather events. Travellers must be responsible for their own research on current conditions and track suitability.
It is always best to book your campsite well in advance as campgrounds become full during busy periods and there is no phone service at most campgrounds.


No permits are required to enter the National Park however camping fees apply and sites need to be booked. For further information or to book see Bookings can also be made in person on-site at the Brambuk Visitor Centre open daily from 9am – 5pm except on Christmas day, and located just south of the Halls Gap township or you can call (03) 5361 4000.

Fuel Usage

There is also fuel available at Wartook (not shown on this trek note) which is on the Northern Grampians Road.
4cyl 19 litres4cyl 22 litres4cyl 27 litres
6cyl 21 litres6cyl 17 litres *6cyl 24 litres
8cyl 21 litres8cyl 23 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Closest Climatic Station

Stawell Aerodrome
Distance from Trek Mid Point 21km E
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended


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Halls Gap to Rosea Carpark & Trailhead
Driving: 12.51 km
Heading: 199°
Avg Speed: 49.44 km/hr
EST Time: 15:10
Rosea Carpark & Trailhead to Stony Peak
Driving: 2.6 km
Heading: 262°
Avg Speed: 35.49 km/hr
EST Time: 04:23
Stony Peak to Big Cord
Driving: 29.55 km
Heading: 214°
Avg Speed: 33.71 km/hr
EST Time: 52:35
Big Cord to Mount Thackeray
Driving: 16.43 km
Heading: 288°
Avg Speed: 30.87 km/hr
EST Time: 31:56
Mount Thackeray to Buandik Campground
Driving: 16.25 km
Heading: 316°
Avg Speed: 22.62 km/hr
EST Time: 43:06
Buandik Campground to Zumstein Picnic Area
Driving: 36.78 km
Heading: 29°
Avg Speed: 35.77 km/hr
EST Time: 01:01:41
Zumstein Picnic Area to Mackenzie Falls
Driving: 3.44 km
Heading: 142°
Avg Speed: 44.78 km/hr
EST Time: 04:36
Mackenzie Falls to Mount Victory
Driving: 7.56 km
Heading: 136°
Avg Speed: 55.03 km/hr
EST Time: 08:14
Mount Victory to Halls Gap
Driving: 11.54 km
Heading: 79°
Avg Speed: 45.48 km/hr
EST Time: 15:13
Distance is based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

What to See


Where to Stay

Grampians National Park has eight vehicle accessible campgrounds and three hiker camps that are available to be booked online.

Services & Supplies

No Services & Supplies available for this trek


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