Four day-hikes have been opened as part of the soon-to-be-completed Grampians Peak Trail.
The day-hikes range in distance and difficulty and take in the epic landscape of Gariwerd (The Grampians), including Mount Stapylton, Lake Wartook, the lower waterfalls of Gar (Mount Difficult) and Signal Peak.
By 2025, up to 34,000 walkers are expected experience the wonders of the Grampians National Park each year, generating more than $6 million of economic benefit and tourism opportunities for the region.
Regional director of Parks Victoria Jason Borg said the hikes provide a taste of the full 160 kilometres of the Grampians Peak Trail which visitors will be able to tackle in sections or as an epic 13-day journey.
"These feature day-hikes offer visitors to the Grampians four new experiences of this special natural and cultural landscape," he said.
"From Mount Stapylton in the north to Signal Peak in the south, the hikes also provide a taste of the soon-to-be-completed Grampians Peak Trail."
The Grampians Peak Trail is scheduled to be completed in spring and bookings will open in the coming month for visitors planning to stay at the 11 hiker camps located along the trail.
Along the spine of the 160,000-hectare national park, the peak trail will provide visitors with an experience rich in the Aboriginal culture of the Jadawadjali and Djab Wurrung peoples.
The Grampians Peak Trail is being developed with $20.2 million of state government funding and $10 million from the Commonwealth Government through Horsham Rural City Council.
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