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, 40h28m, 4th December 2021 40:28:00 04.12.2021 …

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Mt Zero & the Western Flank – Grampians National Park

Mt Zero is located at the northern end of the Grampians National Park. Named by Major Mitchell when he passed through the area in 1836.  It happened to be zero degrees at the time.  Brr, cold. It wasn’t cold on this particular day. If anything we were properly slightly overdressed.  But I dressed myself and …

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Major Mitchell Plateau

Distance: 20km (approx) Duration: 6 1/2 hours Grade: Difficult Type: Point to point. (Car drop off recommended) Start: Mt William Carpark End: Jimmy Creek Campground Closest Town: Halls Gap – 23km Distance from Melbourne: 275km (3 1/2 hour drive) Location: Grampians National Park Summary: Described as a “classic mountain walk”, the Major Mitchell Hike takes you through exposed sub-alpine conditions along the plateau. The hike …

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