Gariwerd

The local indigenous name for the Grampians

The Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park is a nature reserve located in Victoria, Australia.

Known for its sandstone mountains, wildflowers, and wildlife. This is where I live.

Werdug

The Indigenous name for Lake Wartook is Werdug. It is also the Day 3 campsite for those traveling along the Grampians Peak Trail, at approximately the 37km mark. My first visit to the Lake Wartook lookout (Badji-dadjing) was back in December 2017, with my sister. This was prior to the Grampians Peaks Trail officially opening. …

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Grampians Peaks Trail: Fastest Known Times

Fastest Known Times (FKT) to run the Grampians Peaks Trail (GTP) from Mt Zero car park to Dunkeld. (North to South) North to South Males Place Name Time Date =1 Ruik Symon 31:33:12 12.03.2022 =1 Simon Duke 31:33:12 12.03.2022 3 Julian Bowring (Disco Jules) 34:44:07 28.11.2021 4 Rob Oliver 40:28:00 04.12.2021 Females Place Name Time …

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Running the Major Mitchell Plateau

Distance: 20km (approx)Duration: 3-4 hours runningGrade: DifficultType: Point to point. (Car drop-off recommended)Start: Mt William CarparkEnd: Jimmy Creek CampgroundLocation: Grampians National Park Back in March 2016 Tom and I hiked the Major Mitchell Plateau. Little did I know that 2 1/2 years later I would be back, but running it. I have had (crazy) ultra friends that have run it before, …

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Summerday Valley – Grampians National Park

With a trip to Horsham for run club, we decided it made sense to go visit the Northern end of the Grampians National Park. Having explored Mount Zero & the Western flank back in March, and more recently Hollow Mountain, The kids couldn’t understand why we were back. What else was there to explore? A lot kids, …

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Bundaleer – Grampians National Park

With the intention of exploring the area around Tower Hill, we stopped at the Bundaleer to explore a new multi-cache called “Goonies Lair” that had recently been placed there. Now Tom & I have been to the Bundaleer before (Boxing Day 2014), but we never really explored beyond the “Chinese Wall”. The Bundaleer is a …

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