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Dunkeld - Southern Grampians Walks



At the southern end of the Grampians National Park are three walks:

Mount Abrupt Walk
The steep track winds its way through heathy woodland and over rock slabs to the summit. Enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the National Park.

Rising gradually as it heads north toward nearby Signal Peak (780 metres), the trail swings suddenly to the south-west and follows an escarpment rim toward Mount Abrupt. Once there, take in the wonderful views of the Serra Range to the north and over Dunkeld in the south. Keep an eye open for wedge-tailed eagles, nankeen kestrels and peregrine falcons.

Location: Grampians National Park
Distance: 6.5km return
Duration: 3 hours
Track condition: Moderate
Grade: Hard
Start: Mount Abrupt car park
Finish: Mount Abrupt car park
Nearby: Dunkeld
Permits/bookings: None required
Best time: Spring to early summer

Mt Piccaninny Walk
This track is a gradual climb through open forest that provides stunning wildflower displays during Spring. The summit provides excellent views of Dunkeld and Mount Abrupt. Steep track winds its way through healthy woodland to a ridge lookout.

Location: Grampians National Park
Distance: 2.4km return
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Track condition: Good
Grade: Easy
Start/Finish: Piccaninny car park
Nearby: Dunkeld
Permits/bookings: None required

Mt Sturgeon Walk
This walk, suitable for fit and energetic walkers, can involve water crossings, slippery track surfaces and rock hopping. Follow the path up through open woodland. Several steep sections lead through rocky terrain and stunted vegetation towards the top. The summit offers panoramic views of the surrounding ranges and volcanic plains, and over Dunkeld, gateway to the southern Grampians. Return by the same route.

Location: Grampians National Park
Length: 7km return
Walk: 3 hours
Track: Rocky and slippery
Grade: Hard
Start/Finish: Intersection of Grampians Tourist Road and Victoria Valley Road
Nearby: Dunkeld
Permits/bookings: None required

Safety: A good map should always be carried. Southern Grampians Walking Brochures are available from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Halls Gap, or from a local Grampians Visitor Information Centre.


Address | Contact


Grampians Tourist Road,  Dunkeld 3294, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X926 Ref: C4

Web Links


Link Mount Abrupt, Grampians, Victoria (Hiking Fiasco)

Link The glorious southern Grampians Mt Sturgeon & Mt Abrupt (Bushwalking Blog)



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