Update On The Grampians Peaks Trail

We don’t have an update from PV for this issue, but it was good to see the project co-ordinator Anne Wilson on WIN TV explaining that experienced hikers from various bushwalking groups are being asked for input to guide in fine tuning the route. So we fervently hope that some items in the similar ambitious proposal at Mt Hotham don’t get reconsidered here in our Park. The VNPA magazine reports that Parks Victoria, in liaison with Regional Development Victoria, is planning a multi-million dollar revamp of the walking tracks between the Falls Creek and Mount Hotham alpine resorts, with the aim of discouraging use by the current self-sufficient bushwalkers, who they say are low spenders. They are aiming at the ‘high-yield’ luxury market, with the provision of privately built and serviced lodges along the track.

The full ‘Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing’ is a five day walk, with four overnight … Read the rest

Posted in 2017 Summer Newsletter, Grampians Peak Trail

Grampians Peaks Trail Update

From Grampians Tourism’s last newsletter.

Extensive work is continuing behind the scenes, with the planning team focussing on finalising the trail alignment and trailhead designs. Parks Victoria is working with Gariwerd Traditional Owner representatives on designs and other project opportunities, like ways to share cultural stories as part of the walk experience. Project planners have also met with a number of key local groups. This includes being part of onsite inspections with bushwalking clubs to discuss designs for hiker camps and trailheads. Parks Victoria will be working with the wider community on options for some of the key trailheads soon.… Read the rest

Posted in 2016 Spring Newsletter, Grampians Peak Trail