CENTRAL Luxe

the most iconic stage of the Grampians Peaks Trail.

  4 days | 3 nights
  17.7km (10.9 miles)
  Easy | Comfortable
  Private Lodge
  4 days | 3 nights
  17.7km (10.9 miles)
  Easy | Comfortable
  Private Lodge

The Central Luxe Guided Walk is a 4 day, 3 night all-inclusive tour through the Central Grampians that features some of the most recognised features in the National Park, including Mount Rosea, Venus Baths, the Grand Canyon, the Pinnacle Lookout, and Mackenzie Falls.

The Pinnacle Lookout in the Central Grampians
Spitters Falls / Wonderland Range, Grampians National Park

CENTRAL LUXE AT A GLANCE

Experience the beauty of the Central Grampians in the company of our expert local guides, the comfort of private lodging, and gourmet food and wine – we’ll organise all the details for you. Venus Baths, the Grand Canyon, the Pinnacle, and Mackenzie Falls are just a few on the list of attractions in our Central Luxe itinerary.

At the end of each day’s walk, we will be transferred back to our boutique private accommodations for a hot shower, a relaxing glass of local wine, and a sampling of local produce before heading into Halls Gap for an exquisite dining experience.

Itinerary Summary
Day 1: Arrive at our private accommodation at your leisure. Light dinner available before briefing if required.
Day 2: A short transfer to Halls Gap to begin our walk over the Wonderland Range to Mt Rosea Carpark. Visit a local winery then transfer back to our accommodation to freshen up before refreshments and heading into Halls Gap for dinner.
Day 3: Transfer back to the trail, spend the day hiking up and over Mt Rosea. Visit another local winery before heading back to our accommodation for refreshments; then to Halls Gap for dinner.
Day 4: Visit Mackenzie Falls, a local art studio, and finish with a produce platter at a local olive grove before departing.

OUR LUXE WALKS INCLUDE

•  All required transport.
•  3 nights accommodation in our private, off-grid lodge.
•  All meals: healthy track snacks, local fare, and fresh in-house dinners, complemented by local wines & produce.
•  Safety equipment, including first aid kits and satellite phones.
•  Small groups – a maximum of 10 walkers.
•  The company of experienced, award-winning local guides.

CENTRAL LUXE
DAY BY DAY

Day 1: Welcome to your lodge

Arrive at our private lodge at your leisure. Enjoy a welcome drink on your arrival. There will be a light dinner available for those that arrive in time. Once the team has assembled, we will hold a briefing for the next few days. The evening is then yours to relax, and get to know your new friends.

Inside our Central Luxe private eco-lodge.

Day 2: Venus Baths, Grand Canyon, The Pinnacle, Wonderland Range

8.2 km  ⬆ 530m  ⬇ 165m

A short transfer takes us into Halls Gap and to the start of our journey. We’ll begin by walking through the native botanical gardens that are managed by a passionate local community group, then continue through to Venus Baths. Here, we’ll begin our climb upwards, enjoy spectacular views of the renowned ‘Elephants Hide,’ and walk through the dramatic Grand Canyon. Passing through the Cool Chamber and Silent Street brings us to the famous Pinnacle Outlook, rewarding us with stunning views of Halls Gap and the surrounding Grampians peaks. We’ll continue along the ridge of the Wonderland Range to the Lakeview Lookout for a light lunch and refreshments. Our walk continues another gentle 1.5kms down past the Bugiga Hikers Camp to the end of our trail for the day. With plenty of time left for the afternoon, we’ll visit a local winery and sample some of the region’s great produce, before returning to our lodge. When the dinner bell rings, we’ll head into Halls Gap and dine at one of the fantastic venues on offer.

Day 3: Mount Rosea

9.5 km  ⬆ 410m  ⬇ 710m

Today we pick up right where we left off, after a short transfer back to the trail from the lodge. We’ll wind our way up and traverse along the top of one of the tallest climbing cliffs in the central Grampians. Mount Rosea is high, exposed, and provides fantastic walking with awe-inspiring views in all directions. We’ll continue southward and descend back down to the valley floor below. From here, we’ll be picked up and transferred to another renowned local winery for some complimentary tastings before enjoying dinner in another of Halls Gap’s finest restaurants.

Day 4: Mackenzie Falls and Local Fare

Today brings a slight change of pace. We’ll have a fresh breakfast at our lodge before heading off to visit the famous Mackenzie Falls – a short walk down to these stunning perennial falls is a must-do experience for anyone visiting the central Grampians. Afterwards, we’ll drop into a local artist studio to meet some of the makers of the region, and visit a local olive grove for a tour and a taste of local produce. Lastly, we’ll head back to our lodge for a final farewell and departure.
More Information
Our Luxe programs are designed for those who love to hike and explore and don’t mind putting the miles in during the day and then prefer the comforts of returning to boutique accommodation for the evening.
Hot showers, crisp linen, outstanding catering – all the adventure with a little more “luxe”. Each day, you’ll only need to carry a few small items for the day such as water, a snack, and a rain jacket.
If you would prefer to camp out in our hiker camps, or if you’re more conscious of budget than comfort, check out our Expeditions.
This is a list of personal clothing and equipment that you will be required to bring for this program. If there is anything on this list that you don’t have, we can assist! We have essential walking equipment available for rent – browse online and pick it up in our store in Halls Gap before your trip.

 

Footwear
  • Lightweight hiking shoes or sturdy trail runners
  • 3 pairs of hiking socks
  • 1 Pair of light shoes/sandals/slippers or hut booties for nighttime (optional)
Clothing
  • 1-2 x shirts and pants for trekking
  • Mid to heavy warm layer – fleece or merino jumper/jacket or light synthetic fill layer
  • Waterproof and windproof rain jacket (must be fully waterproof and breathable min 20,000mm ie, not ski jacket)
  • 3-5 pairs of underwear
  • Casual evening clothing of your choice
Head and hands
  • Warm beanie – seasonally dependent
  • Neck gaiter for warmth or sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Light gloves – if traveling in winter or early spring
Sleeping gear
  • None! All bedding is supplied at our eco-lodge
Health and hygiene
  • Personal toiletries

  • Toothbrush/paste

  • small facecloth (optional)

  • Feminine hygiene (if required)

  • Small hand sanitiser – mandatory

  • Small personal first aid kit containing:

    • Sunscreen (recommend UPF 50+) or zinc

    • Lip Balm

    • Personal Medications

    • Pain killers (whatever works for you)

    • Anti-inflammatories

    • Throat lozenges

Trekking gear
  • Small hiking day pack – 15-25L capacity
  • 2 x water storage containers – either 2 x water bottle or 1 bottle and 1 bladder.
  • Hiking poles – recommended
  • Pack cover for your backpack – or ensure all valuables such as phone and camera are waterproofed
  • Camera! (optional)
  • 1 x awesome attitude (this cannot be hired, must be brought from home)
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Want to know more? Speak with an expert. Call us, email us, or visit us in Halls Gap – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!