Track clearing and construction is progressing on the priority sections in the north and south. In the south, there are some areas of particularly challenging terrain where we will have steel stairs to allow safe hiking; these are currently being designed.
Finalising the key design elements and preparation for constructing the hiker camps is in full swing. Focusing on the camps in the priority sections that will open first, these four camps will give a taste of things to come. Designed to respond to each sites individual landscape, a light touch will be applied to construction with minimal vegetation clearance and disturbance to the environment. Materials in the area will be used where possible to build seating and other camp elements, ensuring harm and introduced assets are kept to a minimum.
Tent pads and boardwalks will be in place to protect the flora and fauna underneath, and each camp is orientated to take the best advantage of the view over Gariwerd, using the natural peaks to provide protection from the elements.
Come autumn 2020, you can walk along precipices, wind through creek beds, climb hand-carved stone steps and be dwarfed by the grandeur of rock formations and the ancient landscape. You’ll be able to choose from two new multi-day walks; a two-night / three-day section in the north, or a two-day/two-night section in the south, either as an independent walker or as part of a signature experience offer.
Check www.grampianspeakstrail.com.au for trail details and www.parks.vic.gov.au for Grampians National Park access updates.